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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John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.