This is a live article and it will be updated as new details about Big Brother Season 26 come our way. This is what we know so far.
Fans of CBS's hit show "Big Brother" are buzzing with anticipation as the iconic series gears up for its 26th season. While the network hasn't officially confirmed the new season, all signs point to the return of this reality TV staple. Let's dive into what we know and what we can expect from the upcoming season.
Renewal Status: Unofficially Confirmed
While CBS has yet to make an official announcement, the evidence is mounting that "Big Brother" season 26 is on its way. Typically, CBS reveals new seasons a few months prior to their premiere. For instance, the announcement for season 25 came in May, just ahead of its August start. With the casting process for season 26 already open, it's a strong indication that the new season is in the pipeline.
Looking at past seasons, "Big Brother" usually kicks off between July and September. Seasons 23 and 24 began in July, while the current season 25 started in August. Based on this pattern, we can expect season 26 to premiere around late July or early August 2024. However, there's always a chance it might get pushed to early September.
The casting for season 26 is still in progress, so the final list of houseguests remains a mystery. What we can anticipate is a fresh batch of contestants, likely ranging from 16 to 18 individuals. That said, "Big Brother" has a history of bringing back familiar faces. Remember season 7's mix of new and returning players, or the all-returnee lineup in season 22? It's possible we'll see a similar blend in season 26.
"Big Brother" season 26 may not be officially confirmed yet, but the excitement is building. With the casting underway and the show's history of summer premieres, we're likely not far from an announcement. So, stay tuned, as we prepare to welcome a new group of houseguests and embark on another thrilling journey inside the Big Brother house.