Big Brother 22 will still premiere sometime this summer on CBS according to recent news. Despite COVID-19 restrictions keeping most shows from filming, the long-running reality series may yet film.
BB‘s casting director just shared some big news about this season’s progress. And it seems like the show has a green-light to continue. Although there’ll be new protocols, this show is almost perfect to film in a time like this.
Big Brother: CBS Says Season 22 Can Still Air This Summer
Recently, CBS executive and President of Entertainment, Kelly Kahl, said they were hopeful for BB‘s return this summer. COVID-19 has put a halt to other reality television show productions like Survivor, The Amazing Race, and The Bachelorette. So, fans have been curious if they’ll do the same to the series hosted by Julie Chen.
Yet, unlike other shows, CBS’s Big Brother and Love Island have quick turnarounds from filming to airing on TV. Not only that, but both shows essentially have the cast on quarantine throughout filming. It would be easy to make sure that none of the contestants have the virus.
Plus, with Big Brother, the crew stays behind two-way mirrored walls of the house. So, they can have no contact with the houseguests. They already sequester the contestants for roughly a week before going into the house. So, if CBS extends the pre-house sequester for two plus weeks, they can make sure everyone’s COVID-19 free.
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Casting Complete For BB22
Recently, Big Brother director of casting, Robyn Kass, shared the great news that her job’s almost done. She announced season 22’s casting is now closed. “BB22 applications are closed,” she said. And she said they’d contacted the semi-finalists. Then, she thanked all who applied.
It’s good news for Big Brother fans who worried their favorite show falling victim to coronavirus. While casting is still in process, things are moving along, which is a great sign for a summer premiere date.
Big Brother 22: Could See a Later Air Date
It’s possible BB22 airs a little later than its usual end-of-June launch. So, while it can still air on our televisions this summer, CBS could push the premiere to later in the Summer or even Fall.
But in all honesty, anything is better than nothing. And the show’s dedicated fandom is probably happy to have hope for a premiere soon.
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