Big Brother 13 will premiere Thursday, July 7 at 9/8c, CBS announced Tuesday.
In addition, the network's new reality series, Same Name — in which stars trade lives with Average Joes who share their monikers — will premiere Sunday, July 24 at 9/8c.
CBS picks up reality series Same Name
As usual, Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will air three times a week: Wednesdays (8/7c beginning July 13), Thursdays (live eviction shows at 9/8c beginning July 14) and Sundays (8/7c beginning July 10).
Neil Patrick Harris to host Tonys again
CBS also announced the airdates for its three summer specials. The 65th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, June 12 at 8/7c. The following Sunday at 8/7c, Wayne Brady will host the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and Michael Chiklis will host the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on Monday, July 4 at 10/9c.