Everything to know about ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Season 3

You won’t have to wait until the summer to get your “Big Brother” fix because “Celebrity Big Brother” is back this winter for its third season after being MIA in 2020 and 2021. Here’s everything you can, uh, expect from the new season.

It has a premiere date and a finale date.
“Celebrity Big Brother 3” will premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 8/7c and will wrap up on Wednesday, Feb. 23. That is a three-week run, which is in line with 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). In 2018, the Olympics started Feb. 9 and “Celebrity Big Brother” premiered Feb. 7. The Beijing Games kick off Feb. 4, so once again, “Celebrity Big Brother” will launch two days prior. Season 3 will have its work cut out for it on on Sunday, Feb. 13 because it’ll be 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.

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.

But now, a year later, winter is coming, and Chen Moonves could not be more excited.

SEE ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ will finally return for a third season

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.

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

What’s the cash prize?
Also unclear at the moment. It was $250,000 the first two seasons — half of the old regular “BB” prize — but after “Big Brother 23” increased the purse to $750,000 this summer, will there be a bump for the “Celebrity” check?

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