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 Brother crowned 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.

In addition to Big Brother, the network's summer schedule will also include the third season of its Zoo drama and two new series --  Salvation, a new sci-fi drama, and Candy Crush, a live-action game show that's based on the mobile game.

Big Brother is produced by Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol U.S.A. and executive produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan.