Les Moonves who recently left CBS after allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him is spotted leaving Madeo restaurant with Julie Chen

'Big Brother' Renewed For Season 25 By CBS

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By Jeffrey Harris on September 26, 2022 at 2:30 PM EDT

One of the original major reality shows that started the whole trend, "Big Brother," is coming back for a landmark 25th season.

The announcement of the show's renewal was made during the live finale that aired on Sunday, September 25. Host Julie Chen Moonves also shared the news on her official Twitter account.


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CBS' 'Big Brother' Is Coming Back For Season 25

Moonves noted in the video, "That's right. We are coming back for our 25th season of the show." Fans and viewers of the long-running reality series can expect to see the show make its return to the network in summer 2023.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Taylor Hale made show history and became the first Black woman in "Big Brother" history to win her season of the competition reality series. Additionally, CBS announced that for the second summer in a row, the three nightly editions of "Big Brother" ranked in the top 10 shows for both total viewers and adults 25-54.

The Wednesday and Thursday editions of the series also reportedly tied the summer's top primetime broadcast shows in the adults 25-54 demographic.

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Additionally, Deadline reports that CBS has said that show viewers have spent over 11.56 billion minutes with the series across the CBS Network, Paramount+, CBS.com, and the CBS app, based on Nielsen linear viewing and Paramount internal data since the launch of Season 24. The latest season of the show debuted on July 6, 2022.

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CBS is also claiming that the reality series leads every show on streaming services in engagement, including Netflix's smash-hit, "Stranger Things." Nielsen Streaming Data reported the show had 8.99 billion minutes watched from July 6, 2022, to September 18, 2022.

"Big Brother" first launched on CBS in July 2000. The show has managed to withstand the test of time and remained on the air for over 22 years and 855 episodes.

For a reality show that has been on the air this long, it is impressive to see its remarkable staying power. As CBS President Kelly Kahl said in a press release earlier this month, "'Big Brother' is the original cross-platform reality series, and 24 seasons later it’s still generating large audiences and engagement numbers across our CBS and Paramount platforms."

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Looking Back At Season 24

Earlier this season, Moonves slammed fans for their hypocritical behavior by attacking housemates while speaking to Parade. Fans had seemingly turned on many of the housemates for claims of bully and microaggressions against Season 24 contestant and eventual winner, Taylor Hale.

Hale is a 27-year-old stylist and former Miss Michigan USA. While fans and alums alike expressed anger over Hale's unfair treatment, Moonves turned it around by saying a "mob mentality" was being created on Twitter for the people in the house.

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"There has been this mob mentality created against people in the house, who viewers feel have not been kind to Taylor," stated Moonves, adding, "I think anytime you’re nominated, it’ll bring you to tears." Hale did go on to win this season of the series.

The reality competition is produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

Season 24 of "Big Brother" is also available to stream on-demand on Paramount+.

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