The first ever Celebrity Big Brother in the US has been such a hit, it may become a regular show in CBS’ lineup next year.
Host Julie Chen sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the inaugural season of the celebrity edition of the show and hinted it could return next winter.
Julie said: “I wouldn’t rule it out! Who knows? It’s definitely possible.”
“With these ratings, it did what we hoped as opposed to running repeats of the current slate of shows. It all depends how well all the shows on the air are doing.”
The show has been a massive hit with the fans both on television and online. Celebrity Big Brother has been trending in the U.S., U.K., and worldwide at some point during most of its run.
Nearly 7 million viewers watched the premiere of the celebrity version earlier this month, making it the highest rated Big Brother premiere in nearly six years.
Julie was quick to note that if the show were to return, CBS would have to look at their own schedule first.
“B.B. takes up a lot of real estate on the primetime schedule,” she added. “We are used to having at least three nights to air in a week. CBS is known for having a strong schedule of shows year-round so it’s hard to say right now what will happen next winter.”