The former The Talk co-host has inked a deal with the Viacom-merging company to do Season 22 of Big Brother, I’ve learned. The next installment is slated to air next summer.
While the finer points of an agreement had to be worked out in recent weeks, the real concern on the part of the now-Joe Ianniello-run media outlet was whether Chen Moonves wanted to come back for more Big Brother – which she made very clear to execs and co-workers that she did. I hear that any spillover to the former CBS News reporter from the controversy surrounding her spouse and former CBS overlord Leslie Moonves and his fall from power last year after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct emerged last fall has long since evaporated.
Last September, as the scandal involving her husband was fresh, Chen Moonves signed a one-season contract extension with CBS. From what we know, this latest deal is much in the same vein, though multiple seasons are foreseen for the BB host.
No official word yet whether Celebrity Big Brother also will be back early next year nor whether Chen Moonves will be fronting the third season of that spinoff. However, while not totally dead, all indications are that CBB will not be on the CBS calendar in 2020. The spinoff was not a part of Chen Moonves’ new package with the network.
I know Julie hates the idea, but I wouldn't mind an All Stars in the winter. It's a shorter season so the more obnoxious returnees won't have a chance to get too annoying. I figured that's where the show was heading since they finally got over their addiction to adding vets to the summer casts. We'll see...
Interesting read -- he says we may be in for some surprises tonight. I wasn't thrilled with how he defended casting and production so enthusiastically. Younger Dr. Will might have been a little snarkier about it. Older Will seems to not want to bite the hand that feeds him anymore.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2019 10:41:35 GMT by MFWalkoff