With COVID-19 having a big impact on the entertainment industry, CBS has reportedly been working on an idea for its biggest summer show, Big Brother.
Us Weekly is reporting the network has been quietly contacting former players for a potential All-Star edition of the show later this summer. While no names have been released, the publication is reporting past winners and “notable fan favorites” have been contacted about a possible return.
It is being reported some players declined to return for multiple reasons. For the players who do return, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days and be sequestered longer than usual before entering the game to ensure they are healthy and not to endanger the other houseguests.
The last All-Star version of the show aired in 2006 and was won by Mike “Boogie” Malin, who originally aired on Big Brother 2.
There was worry that Big Brother would be pushed back to next year, but CBS declared in May they are committed to airing the shows in the summer.
“With Love Island and Big Brother, we still hope to have them on the air this summer, it could be a little later than usual but we’re still optimistic about getting those on,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told Deadline. “Those shows turn around pretty quickly, Big Brother has live shows every week and Love Island literally airs the night after it shoots, those shows do not have long post processes.”
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