‘Big Brother’ schedule 2017: CBS to air 4 hours of twists, turns and tears during Week 1

Big Brother” fans hungry for Season 19 to begin should be full by the end of Week 1, as CBS has scheduled no less than four hours during primetime. Wednesday’s premiere episode on June 28 is two hours long, airing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It will introduce the 16 new houseguests as well as reveal the complete details of the new “Summer of Temptation” twist. A third hour airs on Thursday, June 29 as the reality TV competition heats up at 9:00 p.m. And a fourth hour airs on Sunday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m., where presumably we’ll know the first Head of Household and the two nominees for eviction.

Following this introductory week, “Big Brother” will go back to its normal schedule of three hours a week, airing in hour-long blocks Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays. Where can you watch Season 19? Subscribers of CBS All Access can stream all episodes live, in addition to watching the 24-hour live feeds, which begin at 10:00 p.m. on July 29.

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As of this writing Cameron Heard is the odds-on favorite to win “Big Brother” Season 19, but expect the odds to fluctuate once viewers get to see the 16 new players in action. Cameron is a 24-year-old microbiologist from Woodridge, IL and would hardly be the first nerd to claim the prize. Other former “Big Brother” winners include lovable nerds like Ian Terry (Season 14), Steve Moses (Season 17) and Nicole Franzel (Season 18). See the complete list of champs by clicking through our photo gallery above.

Longtime host Julie Chen is back for her 19th go-around — 20th if you count the online-only “Big Brother: Over the Top” edition that aired in the spring. This summer’s twist is known as the “Summer of Temptation,” where houseguests will be tempted with various different prizes throughout their stay. In addition, something known as the “Den of Temptation” will also be in play, in which America can vote on who will earn potentially game-changing offers.

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