CBS unveiled its slate of summer programming Tuesday, announcing premiere dates for the returning series Under the Dome and Big Brother, as well as new shows including Extant.
Big Brother will have an early debut, kicking off on Wednesday, June 25 at 8/7c, with additional episodes airing Thursday, June 26 at 9/8c and Sunday, June 29 at 8/7c. The season's first eviction will take place on Thursday, July 3.
Count Julie Chen among those who are not fans of Jenny McCarthy on The View.
The Big Brother host appeared on Howard Stern's radio show this week, along with her Talkco-host Sharon Osbourne, and had some less-than-flattering things to say about The View's decision to add McCarthy to its roundtable earlier this year.
She walked away from Big Brother 15 with a $25,000 prize as "America's Favorite." Now Elissa Slater is heading to her favorite soap. The Concord, N.C., nutritionist and yoga instructor — and sister of Big Brother 13 champ Rachel Reilly — will join CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful Oct. 24-25 for the reality TV invasion that will also include Reilly and other Big Brother alumni, including Brendon Villegas, Jeff Schroeder and Howard Overby, plus Malcolm Freberg from Survivor. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the beautiful and bubbly Slater about her dip in the suds and found her to be — no surprise — totally beside herself!
Even after getting booed during her eviction interview and being fired from her modeling agency for making prejudiced comments, Big Brothercontestant Aaryn Gries explained to TMZ that those comments don't make her racist.
Aaryn, who warned houseguests they might not be able to see bi-racial contestant Candice in the dark and told Asian-American houseguest Helen to "go make some rice," said she's been making racial jokes for years, but never knew they were offensive because "no one had expressed that I was taken that way."
CBS topped Wednesday, led by the season premiere of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
The reality series' 27th installment topped the night with 9.5 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, but fell 19 percent from last fall's premiere to mark ...