“Big Brother 21” is just around the corner, but first… it’s time to get the TV schedule straight. There are as many twists in the first two weeks of this season’s broadcast as there probably will be in the game.
As previously announced, the show will premiere on a Tuesday, June 25, but the move back to Tuesdays is only temporary. It will shift back to the Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday rotation soon enough.
So here’s how it’s all going down (all times ET).
Tuesday, June 25
8-9 p.m.: Season premiere Part I
Wednesday, June 26
8-9 p.m.: Season premiere Part II
Sunday, June 30
8-9 p.m.: First Sunday episode
Tuesday, July 2
Wednesday, July 3
8-9 p.m.: First live eviction
Sunday, July 7
Wednesday, July 10
9-10 p.m.: Moves back an hour; first episode of the Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday rotation
Thursday, July 11
9-10 p.m.: First live Thursday episode of the Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday rotation
Sunday, July 14
8-9 p.m.: Remains at 8; first Sunday episode of the Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday rotation
Wednesday, Aug. 14
8-9 p.m.: Moves up an hour following the conclusion of “Love Island”
Wednesday, Sept. 25
9:30-11 p.m.: live finale
So basically: It’s Tuesday/Wednesday/Sunday through July 7. Starting July 10, it’s back to your regularly scheduled “Big Brother” programming of Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday, with the Wednesday episodes returning to 8/7c on Aug. 14.
As for the live feeds on CBS All Access, while it hasn’t been announced it, based on past seasons, they will likely start after the West Coast broadcast of the June 26 episode.
Season 21 is camp-themed and will have 16 new houseguests, many of whom will miss their dogs very, very much. The twist has not yet been revealed, but according to the producers, the twist will force the houseguests to “rethink how they play the game.” Julie Chen Moonves is, of course, hosting once again.
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