'Big Brother: After Dark' moving from CBS' Showtime to TVGN this summer
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/30/2013
Big Brother: After Dark will be moving to another cable network this summer.
CBS has announced Big Brother: After Dark, which aired its first seven seasons on the network's Showtime pay channel, will now air on its new TVGN basic cable network this summer.
Big Brother: After Dark will continue to feature a curated live feed from inside the Big Brother house for two hours, seven nights a week for 13 weeks beginning on Wednesday, June 26. However, while the intimate, late-night program originally aired from 12-3AM live ET/delayed PT in previous seasons, it will air this summer from only 12-2AM.
"Big Brother is one of television's longest-running reality series with a loyal audience, and we are excited to bring Big Brother: After Dark to TVGN where fans can watch all summer long," TVGN president Brad Schwartz said in a statement.
"When the sun goes down and the cameras are still rolling, some of the best reality TV moments come to life, and we expect this season ofBig Brother: After Dark to deliver more jaw-dropping action available only on TVGN."
TVGN, which was formerly known as TV Guide Network, was acquired by CBS earlier this year.
Big Brother's upcoming fifteenth season will be an extended edition and debut on Wednesday, June 26 from 9-10PM ET/PT. It will air over the course of three nights a week with one-hour episodes: Tuesdays at 9PM beginning on July 2, the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Wednesdays at 9PM starting on July 3, and Sundays at 8PM beginning on June 30.
The Wednesday night live eviction show will move to 8PM ET/PT on July 17.
Big Brother will continue to follow a group of people living together in a house surrounded by more than 53 cameras and 97 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the houseguests will vote someone out of the house, and the last person remaining will win the grand prize of $500,000.
Big Brother is executive produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol U.S.A.