Big Brother returns with its 20th season and CBS announces new game show
CBS has announced its summer schedule and here's all you need to know about the line-up of old shows and the new ones
Don't have plans for the summer? We've got you covered.
CBS on Thursday announced its summer schedule, including the obstacle course challenge 'TKO: Total Knock Out' hosted by Kevin Hart; the 20th season of 'Big Brother'; and the return of thriller 'Salvation.'
'Salvation' airs on June 25, 9pm (ET/PT). In season two, the world has learned about the impending threat of an asteroid on a collision course with earth and the question is if the truth will be for the best or the worst in humanity. All-new episodes of 'Elementary' will follow at 10 pm, ET/PT.
Save the dates! The CBS Fall lineup is here, and we're welcoming six new shows in addition to returning hits. Which show are you most excited to watch? pic.twitter.com/PGJQQ3mVv0— CBS (@CBS) May 17, 2018
'Big Brother' will return with its 20th episode which will run weekly and will be hosted by Julie Chen. The hit reality series debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 27 8pm ET/PT, followed by the Thursday episode on June 28 at 9 pm, ET/PT and the Sunday broadcast on July 1, 8 pm ET/PT.
On Wednesday, July 4, the show moves to 9pm for the remainder of its Wednesday run. Last summer, all three editions of 'Big Brother' ranked in the summer’s top 10 in viewers and all key demos.
Beginning Wednesday, July 11, 8pm ET/PT, CBS will present a new obstacle course challenge hosted by Kevin Hart called TKO: Total Knock Out from executive producer Mark Burnett. The game features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are determined to knock them off course with huge projectiles.
Summer heats up with @CBSBigBrother, @SalvationCBS, and the brand-new competition series @TKOCBS. Find out when your favorite summer shows will premiere on CBS: https://t.co/jQC5ONgSpl pic.twitter.com/9dLUScrSSM— CBS (@CBS) May 22, 2018
Here's more information on the new show:
'TKO: Total Knock Out' is an obstacle course series with a twist. The game features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. Kevin Hart will take on the role of host for the first time in his career.
The show is produced by MGM Television and distributed internationally by MGM. Mark Burnett, president, MGM Television Group and Digital, and Barry Poznick, president, Unscripted Television, MGM, are executive producers along with Kevin Hart, Holly Wofford and Jane Y Mun. TKO is an original format created by Steve Hughes and Sean Kelly of Shaggy Entertainment, Inc.
CBS’ Summer 2018 schedule
Monday, June 25
9:00-10:00 PM SALVATION (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
Wednesday, June 27
8:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (2-Hour 20th Season Premiere)
Thursday, June 28
9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
Sunday, July 1
8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)
Wednesday, July 4
9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Moves to regular Wednesday time period)
Wednesday, July 11
8:00-9:00 PM TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT (Series Premiere)