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CBS Renews ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Zoo’

'Big Brother' Pick-Up is For Two Seasons

CBS has issued a two season pick-up to summer staple “Big Brother,” which will take it through the summer of 2018. “Big Brother,” which will also air in a separate season on streamer CBS All Access this fall, has consistently finished among the summer’s top-rated series in young demographics. Summer-to-date, all three weekly broadcasts rank among the top five programs in adults18-34, and the top 10 programs in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

The Eye network, additionally, has greenlit summer drama “Zoo” for a third season, which will conclude the current season with a two-hour finale on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (from 9-11 p.m. ET). And “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will broadcast three live shows following the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates. “The Late Show” will air live Monday, Sept. 26 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT) following the first presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 4 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT) following the vice presidential debate, and Wednesday, Oct. 19 (11:35 PM, live ET/delayed PT) after coverage of the third presidential debate. Colbert will host each night live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.

And “The Case of Jonbenet Ramsey” (previously called “Case Closed”), a six-hour limited event docuseries from Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Tom Forman (“9/11,” “48 Hours”) and Critical Content, will premiere on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

The original investigators set to appear include former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald. New experts reviewing the case include former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards and retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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