GLOBAL ANNOUNCES BIG BROTHER ALL-STARS EDITION PREMIERING WITH A TWO-HOUR LIVE MOVE-IN EVENT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 9 P.M.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary Since Debuting on Global in 2000, Season 22 Will Air Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.
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TORONTO, July 23, 2020 – #BB22 fans to the living room! Summer’s highly anticipated and most-speculated series is ready to move-in to Global’s schedule as reality hit Big Brother debuts its 22nd season. Premiering with a two-hour live event Wednesday, August 5 from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. (live ET/delayed PT) on Global, this season features an All-Star cast who have one thing in common – they all have something to prove.
This summer also marks Big Brother’s 20th anniversary since debuting on Global on July 5, 2000. Season 22 is the second time in the series’ history to feature an All-Star cast, the first being in 2006.
Big Brother will once again have three weekly episodes. Following the premiere, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. (live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves. The All-Star houseguests, including winners, finalists, legends, memorable personalities and some of the best to never win the game, will be announced closer to premiere.
The Big Brother production will follow specific health and safety protocols for COVID-19 with the welfare of everyone involved as the highest priority. Houseguests will undergo a quarantine period prior to production and will be tested several times prior to entering the House. Once inside, they will be tested weekly during the season and have no contact with any crew members, and all supplies delivered will be disinfected. In addition, the live show will not have a studio audience.
All staff and crew members will be tested prior to commencing work on a regular basis, as well as screened daily for symptoms. They will be required to wear PPE and will work in pods to enhance social distancing. In addition, a COVID-19 compliance officer will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols.
Since its premiere on Global in the summer of 2000, Big Brother has continued to be one of television’s most-watched summer series. Last summer, all three weekly episodes were Top 10 performers for both adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, with the Thursday and Sunday episodes winning their nights in the core demo (A25-54).
Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. Big Brother is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.
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Source: Numeris PPM Data, SM’19 (Jun 3 – Sep 15/19), 3+ airings, Total Canada, A25-54, A18-34 AMA(000), CDN ENG COM National Conventional Networks//Reach Stat: Jun 25 – Sep 25/19, Ind. 2+ CumRch(000)
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