Big Brother 26 Kicks Off with an ALL-NEW Cast for a Special Two-Night Premiere on July 17th!

Get ready Big Brother fans because your summer guilty pleasure reality TV series premiere is fast approaching. CBS announced in their official press release that the 26th season will kick off the with a special two night premiere on July 17th & 18th. As usual the full cast list will remain a tight lipped secret likely until a week or two before the premiere. Look for the official cast to be released sometime between July 3rd – 10th. At that time we will also get a sneak peak at the totally newly redesigned house as well as gain insight as to the theme and potentially twists of the season. Given the wording in the official press release below it states we will have an all-new cast of house guests this season which makes sense as we just had an all stars cast on season 22. Its unknown if we will still see alumni return in some capacity or not such as the Big Brother Canada 12 where 2 returnees competed or if there will be coaches or some other twist where alumni have influence on the game.

With the premiere set for July 17th its unknown at this time how long the season will be or when the finale will be, however if it spans for 85 days it would put the finale on Thursday, October 10, 2024. With a later start to the season than usual, I don’t think we will be looking at another 100 day season as that would put the final closer to the end of October.

The official grand prize money for season 26 will likely be $750,000 again. The increase from 500k to 750K started on season 23 and it is likely to continue at that amount unless CBS decides to increase it or decrease it. I would personally love to see it increased to 1 million to shake things up and really see what people are willing to do to be crowed the winner.

Episode Schedule:

  • Sundays 9:00-10:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 PM
  • Thursdays 9:00-10:00 PM, LIVE ET/ delayed PT

Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) – In a special two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER kicks off its 26th season as a group of all-new Houseguests moves into the BIG BROTHER House. Expect the unexpected this summer with a season full of twists and turns. Following its special two-night premiere, the series will air Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, LIVE ET/ delayed PT), featuring the live evictions. Julie Chen Moonves returns as host.

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Source: CBS Press Release

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Larry Pooper

Gang, Nakomis and I are ready. How about you?!