‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ Premiere Date Announced

Julie Chen Moonves

Getty Julie Chen Moonves will host the third season of 'Celebrity Big Brother.'

Big Brother” fans don’t have to wait much longer for the scheming and sabotage they’ve come to love – the third season of “Celebrity Big Brother” is coming soon.

The show’s longtime host Julie Chen Moonves has revealed the season premiere date in a tweet. “Celebrity Big Brother 3” starts Wednesday, February 2 on CBS and Paramount Plus. It’s the first new American season of “Celebrity Big Brother” since 2019.

The show historically has a shorter season than regular “Big Brother,” typically lasting about three weeks. As always, contestants will be subjected to round-the-clock surveillance, with their every move broadcast on the live feeds, available to anyone with a Paramount Plus subscription.

Although the cast list has not yet been announced, rumors are swirling about who the celebrity houseguests might be this season.


‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ Casting Rumors

According to tweets from the trusted “Big Brother” spoiler account @spoilergirl1, there are several names that have come up in talks about the “Celebrity Big Brother 3” cast.

Names that @spoilergirl1 has tweeted include former White House staffer Kellyanne Conway, “Vandermpump Rules” star Jax Taylor, “Survivor” alum Boston Rob, “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, Lisa Rinna of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Scott Disick of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and television personality Tiffany Pollard.

Some fans have also speculated that singer and social media guru Todrick Hall might be joining the cast. Hall is a longtime fan of “Big Brother” and even welcomed many members of the season 23 cast into his home for an extended period of time following the finale.


How Much Does the Winner of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Get?

In the past, the winner of “Celebrity Big Brother” has won less money than the winner of regular “Big Brother.” For the first two seasons of the show, winners won $250,000 as opposed to the $500,00 awarded to “Big Brother” winners.

However, “Big Brother 23” upped the cash prize for its winner to $750,000. So it’s possible that the winner of “Celebrity Big Brother” will also take home more money this year.


Why Is ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Coming Back After a Two-Year Hiatus?

There was no “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2020 or 2021, so why is the show making a comeback now? In an interview with Parade, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming for CBS Thom Sherman revealed that the timing of this new season is strategic.

Sherman stated that “Celebrity Big Brother” will air “as counterprogramming to the Winter Olympics, a strategy that worked great for us back in 2018,” when the show first aired.

While the overall reception of “Big Brother 23” was positive, some fans felt there was something missing from the season: drama. For the most part, the houseguests got along with each other swimmingly. There weren’t any blowout fights. Perhaps the biggest blindside of the season came when Tiffany Mitchell nominated her ally and friend Claire Rehfuss for eviction, but Claire handled the news like a champ and wasn’t angry at all.

“Celebrity Big Brother” might scratch that itch for drama that many “Big Brother” fans are feeling right now.

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