The first-ever U.S. celebrity edition of Big Brother will last only two-and-a-half weeks, CBS announced on Friday, December 1.
US magazine understands that CBS has slotted the highly anticipated series premiere of Celebrity Big Brother US for Wednesday, February 7, 2018, and the finale airs on Sunday, February 24, 2018.
However, the show will compete against the televised coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics, which kicks off in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Friday, February 9, 2018.
Julie Chen is set to return as the host, though none of the celebrity houseguests have been announced just yet.
It was gathered that Julie recently admitted: “We’re being realistic. It’s not going to be all Oscar winners.
“But maybe we’ll have someone who won an Oscar decades ago. Whoever casts Dancing with the Stars does an amazing job. They don’t always get all household names, but some people kind of reinvent themselves and suddenly I see that person all over the tabloids.”
“Sometimes these types of shows, like in the UK [version], some of the washed-up names that went into it got a new lease of life. And the big names that went in, it was a little bit too up close and personal. Those people did themselves in with letting the public see who they really are.”
While CBS has yet to confirm how many stars will be joining the show, multiple sources exclusively told Us Weekly in November that producers were beaming their focus on Blac Chyna.
“The production team behind the show is trying to get Chyna to do Celebrity Big Brother,” one insider tells US magazine.
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