Big Brother has been accused of being over the top at certain times. Well… okay, all times, pretty much. So keeping that in mind, the title for the next edition of the reality franchise should come as no surprise.
CBS has announced that the next installment will be titled Big Brother: Over the Top, and will premiere on CBS All Access at 10 p.m. ET on Sept. 28. That premiere date is only one week after season 18 wraps up on Sept. 21 with a special 90-minute finale.
The new edition airing only on CBS’ digital subscription video on demand and streaming service will be a 10-week season that the network says “reimagines the Big Brother format for multi-platform audiences. Fans will have more opportunities to engage with the Houseguests, while also having access to all the Big Brother interactive features they love — 24/7 live feeds, chat and impact votes, plus a weekly one-hour episode with live evictions and more.”
In a statement released by the network, executive producer Allison Grodner noted that fans will get to watch HOH competitions as well as nomination and veto ceremonies — which were all previously blacked out on the online feeds — play out live for the first time ever. “We are very excited to embark on this new adventure for Big Brother,” says Grodner. “With the unique streaming format, not only will viewers get to see everything play out live, including ceremonies and competitions, but the audience will also participate in the show like never before. Each week will offer unprecedented interactive opportunities that will have an immediate impact on the game.”
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