Everything to know about ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Season 3

“Celebrity Big Brother” is finally back for its long-awaited third installment after being off the air in 2020 and 2021. Here’s everything you can, well, expect from the new season.

When does it start and when does it end?
Celebrity Big Brother 3” premiered on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 8/7c and will wrap up on Wednesday, Feb. 23. That is a three-week run, which is similar to the length of the first two seasons. Just like the first season was to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Season 3 will serve as counterprogramming to the Beijing Winter Olympics (yes, it’s been a whole quadrennium already, time flies, we’re old). In 2018, the Olympics started Feb. 9 and “Celebrity Big Brother” premiered Feb. 7. The Beijing Games kicked off Feb. 4, so once again, “Celebrity Big Brother” launched two days prior. Season 3 had its work cut out on Sunday, Feb. 13 because as it was up against the Olympics and the Super Bowl, both of which are carried by NBC.

When will the episodes air?
Season 3 will be 15 episodes, two more than the first two seasons. The TV schedule is predictably all over the place. Click here to see all the the airdates and times for the season. Don’t worry, we won’t be testing you.

Yes, Julie Chen Moonves will be back to host.
Duh. Chen Moonves has been pushing for a third season for a while, even pitching, alongside producers, last year for CBS to resurrect “Celebrity Big Brother” for winter 2021 with the angle that more celebrities would be available since they were not traveling or working due to COVID-19. But CBS said “not yet,” according to Chen Moonves, who thinks the network wanted to get its COVID-impacted fall 2020 lineup off the ground.

SEE ‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ cast revealed

Who’s in the cast?
The 11-person cast features Chris Kirkpatrick, Chris Kattan, Carson Kressley, Olympian Mirai Nagasu and more. Meet them all in the gallery above or click here. And for the third consecutive season, five members of the cast were former “Dancing with the Stars” contestants.

Will there be live feeds?
Hell yeah. Subscribe to Paramount+ if you haven’t yet.

What’s the cash prize?
It is once again $250,000, half of the old regular “BB” prize. “Big Brother 23” increased the purse to $750,000, but there’s no bump for the “Celebrity” check.

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