A new digital version of “Big Brother” will launch on CBS All Access this fall, TheWrap has learned.
Developed expressly for streaming audiences, the new edition of “Big Brother” will mark CBS All Access’ third original content effort, in addition to the upcoming original series “Star Trek: Discovery” and a spinoff of “The Good Wife.”
There had earlier been reports that “Big Brother” would cease airing on parent network CBS and move exclusively to All Access, but an individual with knowledge of the situation said the All Access series will be a completely new entity. The original show will continue to air on CBS.
“‘Big Brother’ is an incredible success on the CBS Television Network and has always been ahead of its time when it comes to fan engagement,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and COO of CBS Interactive. “Already, the ‘Big Brother’ Live Feeds are some of the most popular content on CBS All Access and with this new digital edition we will explore ways to re-imagine this format for multiplatform audiences.”
The new digital edition for CBS All Access, and the CBS Television Network’s summer series, are produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America. Host Julie Chen will also be part of the digital edition.
The series’ 18th season is currently airing. Summer-to-date, the three weekly airings rank among the top 10 programs among 18-49 adults.