Julie Chen Confirms First-Ever Big Brother Celebrity Edition

Get ready for a star-studded new season of Big Brother.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a celebrity edition of the popular CBS reality show is scheduled for the small screen in winter 2018. The new show will reportedly feature multiple episodes each week and will have the Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions as well as live evictions. THR notes that CBS All Access will also give fans a 24/7 live feed of the house.

And, of course, Julie Chen will host.

Recounting what her husband, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, thought about the Big Brother series, Chen, 47, told THR, "He said, 'You and your show are single-handedly keeping this network afloat during the summer. You're keeping this network running.'"

The Talk co-host continued, "If you know one thing about my husband, it has to make economic sense. They crunched the numbers and said, 'Based on the following we have, we can do it and make it work and make it profitable.'"

Sounds like CBS has a real winner with Big Brother.

Chen also confirmed the Big Brother celebrity edition news on Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. "Yep. That's right. #BBCelebrity is coming," she tweeted out to her over 392,000 followers.

While this show will mark the first celebrity edition of the series in the United States, a celebrity version of the show has already aired in the U.K. and has featured stars like Pamela Anderson, Gary Busey, Stephen Baldwin, and Spencer and Heidi Pratt.

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