"Big Brother" is going to return for another season. CBS has just picked up the reality competition series for a 16th installment set to debut next summer. Its live feed, late night companion show, "Big Brother: After Dark", will also return for a second season on TVGN.
"Big Brother" is a solid ratings performer for CBS this summer despite being plagued with controversy regarding some of the contestants' racist and offensive remarks caught on camera. The network has addressed this issue, inserting disclaimers that say, "Views or opinions expressed by a Houseguest are those of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS," in the broadcast and online episodes.
The 15th installment has only one week to go before crowning the winner. The latest eviction on Thursday, September 12 cut down the HouseGuests to three, with McCrae Olson being voted out of the game. Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman and Spencer Clawson are moving on to the September 18 finale, vying for the $500,000 grand prize.