Big Brother host Julie Chen reveals that the reality series has been renewed for a 25th season 


Big Brother host Julie Chen reveals that the long-running reality series has been renewed for a 25th season

  • Big Brother will return for season 25 in the summer of 2023
  • Host Julie Chen announced the return in a Twitter video posted on Sunday
  • She had just wrapped up the season 24 finale
  • Taylor Hale became the first Black woman to win the show 

Big Brother host Julie Chen announced that the iconic reality series had been renewed once again in a Twitter video posted on Sunday.

The 52-year-old anchor-turned-reality host revealed that the long-running series would be back to mark a major milestone — its 25th season.

‘A big thank you to all our house guests for an absolutely incredible summer,’ she said in the video clip, which was posted just after wrapping up the season 24 finale.

More to come! Big Brother host Julie Chen revealed in a Twitter video on Sunday that the series has been renewed for a 25th season

‘I know, I’m going to miss watching the show too, but I’ve got a great plan. This fall, spend some time watching other CBS competition shows,’ she continued while wearing a striking red sleeveless dress, before naming several programs. 

‘That’ll get you prepped for next summer. That’s right! We are coming back for our 25th season of the show,’ she added jubilantly.

The season 24 finale began with just three remaining contestants: Taylor Hale, Monte Taylor, and Matthew Turner.

Hale emerged triumphant, becoming the first Black woman to win the show and earn its $750,000 prize.

Quick turnaround: She shared the news in a video just after wrapping up the season 24 finale

Quick turnaround: She shared the news in a video just after wrapping up the season 24 finale

Coming soon: Big Brother is expected to return for season 25 in the summer of 2023 after strong ratings this year

Coming soon: Big Brother is expected to return for season 25 in the summer of 2023 after strong ratings this year

She also took home a bonus prize worth an additional $50,000 after viewers voted her as America’s Favorite Houseguest.

Big Brother is expected to return for season 25 in the summer of 2023.

CBS previously claimed that ‘viewers have spent over 11.56 billion minutes with Big Brother on the CBS Television Network, Paramount+ and CBS.com/the CBS app, according to Nielsen linear viewing and Paramount internal data since season 24 launched on July 6th, 2022.’

According to the network, the show’s three nights each were ranked on the top 10 shows for total viewers and in the important 25–54 demographic.

The Wednesday and Thursday editions did even better, tying for the top primetime broadcast of the summer among that 25–54 age range. 

The moment: The season 24 finale began with just three remaining contestants: Taylor Hale, Monte Taylor, and Matthew Turner. Hale (pictured) won, becoming the first Black woman to win the show and its $750,000 prize, plus a $50,000 bonus

The moment: The season 24 finale began with just three remaining contestants: Taylor Hale, Monte Taylor, and Matthew Turner. Hale (pictured) won, becoming the first Black woman to win the show and its $750,000 prize, plus a $50,000 bonus

Success: According to the network, the show's three nights each were ranked on the top 10 shows for total viewers and in the important 25¿54 demographic

Success: According to the network, the show’s three nights each were ranked on the top 10 shows for total viewers and in the important 25–54 demographic

Big Brother is produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, along with Endemol Shine North America.

The American edition of the series was based on the earlier Dutch series of the same name, which premiered in 1997.

Big Brother began airing in the US in the summer of 2000, and is now the second longest–running edition of the series behind the Spanish version.

Julie Chen has hosted the show since its start. 

Going strong: Julie Chen has hosted the show since its start in 2000, after the Dutch original premiered in 1997

Going strong: Julie Chen has hosted the show since its start in 2000, after the Dutch original premiered in 1997

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