The official word: CBS has announced premiere dates for two summer reality series-the returning BIG BROTHER and new series SAME NAME-and announced airdates and hosts for three of its summer event specials.
BIG BROTHER premieres Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
The perennial summer reality hit will be broadcast three nights weekly-
Wednesdays, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 13), the LIVE eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT, beginning July 14), and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 10).
SAME NAME, a new reality series about celebrities trading places with total strangers who just happen to share the same name, premieres Sunday, July 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), creating a new, two-hour reality block.
Each one-hour episode will feature a well-known personality who switches places with a person bearing the same name. For one week, the star and their counterpart live in each other's houses, meet and interact with family, friends and co-workers, and experience how the other lives.