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.