Big Brother renewed for two more seasons, Season 17 and 18.
Ahead of the Season 16 finale, CBS announced that they will renew the reality series for the next two summers. Julie Chen, who has hosted the series since season 1, will continue to host the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Big Brother continues to be one of the summer’s most dominant programs, and with each season, Allison and Rich produce the most twisted ways to evolve the series creatively,” said Chris Castallo, CBS executive vp alternative programming. “With its one-of-a-kind format, coupled with its passionate, socially engaged fan base, no other show comes close to duplicating it.”
Currently, Big Brother airs three nights a week and had an average of 7.6 million viewers and 2.7 million the key demographic, 18 to 49, making it one of the summer’s most watched original series.
Many argued that season 16 was not as controversial as before.
“Certainly there are things to be learned from what happened and what happened to some of the people who said some of the things they did last season,” executive producer Allison Grodner told THR ahead of the season. “I think that did not go unnoticed this year by the cast going into the house.” [via]
Big Brother is also planning on producing an all-star season in the future. But, they are looking for more all-stars.