We've got premiere dates for 'Big Brother,' 'Zoo,' 'Candy Crush,' and more

By Ruth Kinane
March 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
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CBS is here to convince you to crank up the A.C. and turn on the TV this summer.

On Thursday, the network released premiere dates for its summer schedule, including the return of favorites such as Big Brother and Zoo, and the series premieres of Candy Crush and Salvation.

Big Brother will be back on your screens three times a week, starting with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET. The Julie Chen-hosted reality show documents every breathing moment of a group of people living together in a house decked out with nearly 100 cameras. It will also air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.

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There’s sterility problems and an army of unstoppable lab-made creatures when Zoo (starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, and Billy Burke) returns for its third season on Thursday, June 29 at 10 p.m. ET. But on a sweeter note, new live action game show Candy Crush — based on the popular mobile game franchise — premieres on Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET and sees two teams battle it out to conquer the match-three puzzle game on a much bigger screen.

Then, to throw even more tense excitement into the mix, CBS will debut a new suspense thriller, Salvation starring Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, and Charlie Rowe on Wednesday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET. The new series follows tech big wig Darius Tanz (Cabrera) and an MIT grad student (Rowe) as they discover that an asteroid is just six months from hitting the Earth.

Check out the full schedule below:


Wednesday, June 28
Big Brother (Two-Hour Season Premiere), 8 p.m. ET

Thursday, June 29
Big Brother (Thursday Premiere), 9 p.m. ET
Zoo (Third Season Premiere), 10 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 2
Big Brother (Sunday Premiere), 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 5
Big Brother (Regular Wednesday Time Period Premiere), 8 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 9
Big Brother, 8 p.m. ET
Candy Crush (Series Premiere), 9 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 12
Big Brother, 8 p.m. ET
Salvation (Series Premiere), 9 p.m. ET