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.
Julie Chen, Jenny McCarthy
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.
Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater
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."
Monica Culpepper and Aras Baskauskas of the Galang Tribe
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 ...
Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson
After another season of lies, backstabbing -- and, this year, rampant bigotry -- Big Brother has crowned a new winner.
As Wednesday's 90-minute finale begins, Andy, GinaMarie and Spencer are each in the hunt for the $500,000 grand prize. Although the three remaining houseguests are members of ...
Howard Overby won't be winning the grand prize on Wednesday's season finale of CBS's Big Brother (9:30/8:30c) because he was evicted from the game weeks ago. But the popular houseguest still has reason to smile. He's landed a guest spot on his mama's all-time favorite show, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Overby — a youth counselor from Hattiesburg, Miss. — about his two-day suds gig, airing October 24-25.
Alex and Sierra
The X Factor hit series lows with its Season 3 premiere Wednesday.
The one-hour opener drew 6.2 million viewers and a 2.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down from last season's two-hour average of 8.7 million and 3.4. Wednesday's numbers are also half of the series' much-hyped ...
Richard Simmons and Jimmy Kimmel
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Arrival: Viewers say goodbye to 24/7 soccer coverage and hello to FX's new sister channel, FXX, in appropriate fashion. When FXX officially kicks off at 7 a.m. Monday morning, the reception begins to go out and the game footage interchanges with an image of a black leather couch. Suddenly, the black leather couch begins to move and out from the seams bursts a very hot and a very naked Danny DeVito in a classic It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia clip. Goal!
10. Most Surprising Twist: Mistresses' Karen thinks her nightmare is over after the wrongful-death lawsuit against her is dismissed, but then her medical license gets suspended for six months. Who ratted her out for sleeping with Thomas (not to mention helping him die)? Not Elizabeth, but her...
Aaryn Gries and Julie Chen
On Thursday night, Aaryn Gries was finally evicted from the Big Brother house. During the live exit interview, host Julie Chen didn't waste time before asking Aaryn about her multiple racist remarks.