The rumors are true…sort of. In an effort to drum up interest in SVOD service CBS All Access, CBS has announced an upcoming fall season of summer reality staple “Big Brother.” This won’t be the first time “Big Brother” will be scheduled outside of the summer. The ninth edition aired in first quarter 2008 as a result of the then Writers Guild of America strike. And this edition, No. 19, will run for an expected 10 weeks (versus the normal 13) and is expected to begin shortly after the current season finale on Sept. 19. It will be produced by the same team that makes the broadcast version and will feature a new cast of houseguests.
Also featured on CBS All Access, and in 2017, will be the upcoming new “Star Trek” series, titled “Star Trek: Discovery,” and the untitled spin-off of “The Good Wife” headlined by Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo.
CBS All Access is already the platform for the “Big Brother” live feeds, which allows viewers to check in on the houseguests in between new episodes, in addition to letting subscribers watch old seasons of the series.