'Big Brother' premiere date for Season 19 announced by CBS
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/16/2017
Big Brother viewers won't have to wait much longer, because Season 19 is set to return in June 2017 with a special two-hour premiere.
CBS has announced the nineteenth season of Big Brother will premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 8PM ET/PT.
After the new edition debuts, CBS will air a Thursday broadcast on June 29 from 9-10PM ET/PT and then a Sunday episode on July 2 from 8-9PM ET/PT.
Big Brother, once again hosted by Julie Chen, will air three broadcasts per week. Every Wednesday episode following Season 19's premiere -- with the next being on July 5 -- will also air from 8-9PM ET/PT.
Big Brother follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the houseguests will vote to evict someone from the house and the eventual winner claims the $500,000 grand prize.
Last season, Big Brothercrowned veteran houseguest Nicole Franzel the champion, defeating Season 18's runner-up Paul Abrahamian by a single vote. Nicole was the first female winner in five years.
The series ranked among the Top 10 summer series in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54 ratings demographics.
Big Brother's Season 19 premiere date was announced as part of CBS' announcement of its Summer 2017 schedule.