CBS Sets Summer 2017 Premiere Dates for 'Big Brother 19' and More
Thursday, March 16, 2017
It's time to start thinking about the summer, and for CBS that means the return of Big Brother and a bunch of other shows, including the third season of Zoo.
Big Brother 19 will begin with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 28 at 8/7c. New episodes will also air Thursdays at 9/8c and Sunday at 8/7c, with future Wednesday episodes lasting just one hour and starting at 8/7c. That's the same launch set-up as last summer, which might suggest a similar beginning with someone being evicted on that second night.
Zoo will return for season 3 on Thursday, June 29 at 10/9c. The new season is set in 2027 where the human population is dwindling due to a sterility epidemic and killer lab-made beasts hunting mankind.
Candy Crush, a new game show based on the popular mobile game, will debut Sunday, July 9 at 9/8c.
Finally, the new scripted thriller Salvation premieres Wednesday, July 12 at 9/8c. The series is about a tech genius and MIT grad student who go to the Pentagon with information about an asteroid that will hit Earth in six months.
Clearly CBS is consolidating its summer line-up, using all three nights of Big Brother 19 as a lead-in for the rest of its schedule.
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