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Big Brother 12: How's the New Saboteur Going to Work?

Big Brother 12

When the Big Brother 12 houseguests unknowingly evicted the Saboteur in Week 1, CBS' big twist of the summer seemed dead in the water. But as Julie Chen informed viewers Thursday night, the in-house shenanigans may not be over.

So just how will the re-introduction of the Saboteur work? During a behind-the-scenes tour of the Big Brother house Saturday, executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan gave reporters the scoop on how the show plans to to make it happen, how it's related to the return of the "Pandora's Box" twist, and how the new Saboteur will be different from the original... read more

CBS President: Network Adding More Gay Characters to Its Shows

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

CBS will introduce more gay characters on its scripted programs in response to recently receiving a failing grade from GLAAD, CBS President Nina Tassler said Wednesday.

"I'm very disappointed in our track record so far," Tassler said at the Telvision Critics Association fall previews. "We know and we will do better."

MTV, CW tops GLAAD's gay-friendly programming survey; CBS fails again

Tassler said The Good Wife will introduce the gay brother of Julianna Margulies' Alicia in the new season. She also added that there would be a recurring gay character on S#*! My Dad Saysand that Jeff and Audrey (Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price) will choose a ...
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CBS Orders Daytime Talk Show to Replace As the World Turns

Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen

A new daytime talk show co-hosted by former Roseanne co-star Sara Gilbert will replace departing longtime soap opera As the World Turns later this year, CBS announced Wednesday.

The show, which aims to examine current issues through the eyes of mothers, also features America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, Big Brother host Julie Chen, actresses Holly Robinson Peete (runner-up on the most recent Celebrity Apprentice) and Leah Remini (of The King of Queens) and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur as panelists.

Yet another CBS show for Julie Chen?

In announcing the move, Barbara Bloom, CBS' senior vice president of daytime, said daytime is "evolving" with... read more

Meet the Big Brother 12 Cast

Enzo and Annie, Big Brother 12

 An oil rig salesman, a podiatrist and a college professor are among the 13 houseguests moving in for Big Brother 12.

CBS revealed the cast of its guilty pleasure Wednesday morning. Others taking part in what CBS dubs the "Summer of Sabotage" include a bartender, a model and a chemistry graduate student who is also a VIP cocktail waitress.... read more

CBS Sets Return Dates for Big Brother, Flashpoint and Three Rivers

Big Brother

Big Brother 12 will premiere on Thursday, July 8 at 8/7c on CBS, the network announced Tuesday. The Julie Chen-hosted reality show, where houseguests compete to win $500,000, will air three times a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8/7c.

The network also announced return dates for dramas Flashpoint and Three Rivers, in addition to... read more

Yet Another CBS Show for Julie Chen?

Julie Chen

After making her mark on morning news and prime time, Julie Chen has set her sights on daytime.

The Early Show anchor and Big Brother host will shoot a View-like talk-show pilot for CBS next month that will be geared toward ..
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CBS Sets Big Brother 11 Premiere Date

Julie Chen

Good news, Big Brother fans (and for those of you who scoff at the show but watch anyway)!

Big Brother 11 will premiere Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm/ET on CBS, the network announced. Beginning July 12, the show will air three nights a week — Sundays at 8 pm, Tuesdays at 9 pm and Thursdays at 8 pm.

Julie Chenbaby bump and all — will return as the host of the weekly eviction shows.

The guiltiest of guilty pleasures features contestants who ... read more

Julie Chen Expecting Her First Child

Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen

Big Brother host Julie Chen will no longer just babysit reality TV stars.

Chen announced on The Early Show that she and husband Leslie Moonves are expecting their first child. The baby is due October 4.

Never fear, Big Brother fans: Chen said the pregnancy will not keep her from her weekly hosting duties for the 11th cycle of the show, airing this summer.

Chen and Moonves, the CEO of CBS, were married... read more

Video Q&A: Julie Chen Previews Big Brother 10

Now playing on TVGuide.com: Big Brother host Julie Chen reveals why the 10th season (premiering Sunday night) is "going back to basics," and identifies the one player most likely to throw the house into upheaval. Plus: Would she trade places with Survivor's Jeff Probst or Amazing Racer Phil Keoghan? read more

Get a Peek of the New Big Brother 10 House

They usually go all out when customizing the new digs for the contestants on Big Brother, but CBS really out-did themselves this time around. Season 10's cast will be living in home where many of the rooms represent a different decades – complete with kitschy '50s, hippy '60s and punk rock '80s. The outhouse-style bathroom with barrel sinks gets our vote for most creative, but then again, the leather-and-zipper bedding set in the '80s bedroom definitely comes in at a close second. read more

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