The stars are shining. Today, we learned that CBS has renewed Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (aka Celebrity Big Brother) for a second season.
Hosted by Julie Chen, the reality show spin-off follows a group of stars as they live together in a house fitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones. Season one’s cast includes Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ross Mathews, Shannon Elizabeth, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Brandi Glanville, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Chuck Liddell, James Maslow, Mark McGrath, and Omarosa Manigault.
A Look at the Ratings:
Big Brother has been a staple for CBS for nearly 20 years, so it’s no surprise the Celebrity Edition will return. Season one, which ran over the course of a couple weeks, averaging a 1.25 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.05 million viewers.
The first season aired as counter-programming to NBC’s broadcasts of the Winter Olympics. It seems likely that CBS will air the next installment during the winter months when their regular shows are on hiatus for the holidays.
All told, today CBS cancelled two TV shows: Superior Donuts and Scorpion. The network also renewed five series: Criminal Minds (season 14); Man With a Plan (season three); Life in Pieces (season four); Instinct (season two); and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (season two).
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition? Will you watch season two of this spin-off series?