With the Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2 premiere right around the corner, the buzz surrounding the spinoff series’ return has only grown. CBS‘s long-time reality program, inspired originally by the Dutch series of the same name, has delivered 20 Big Brother seasons to the small screen. After successfully recruiting a handful of stars as housemates in 2018 — featuring names like Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath and former White House aide Omarosa Manigault — the series is about to return with a whole new collection of famous folks to root for. Here is everything you need to know about the Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2 premiere.
The Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2 premiere date
Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2 premieres with a special two-night event. The first episode will air Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with the second episode airing Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the same time on CBS.
The Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2 cast
On Sunday (Jan. 13), CBS announced the famous houseguests set to take part in the two-week-long competition. Olympian Ryan Lochte, reality star Tamar Braxton, comedian Tom Green and actor Joey Lawrence join a total of seven men and five women. Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, former NFL running back Ricky Williams, WWE superstar Natalie Eva Marie, Kato Kaelin, athlete Lolo Jones, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett round out the group vying for the $250,000 prize.
Julie Chen will return to host Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2
After she stepped down as one of the hosts of the CBS daytime series, The Talk, amid sexual harassment allegations against husband and disgraced CBS CEO Les Moonves, Julie Chen will return to the network to once again host Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2. Chen hosted the first season of the competition series in 2018 and hosted The Talk since its inception back in 2009.
How to watch The Big Brother Celebrity Edition season 2 premiere
As mentioned above, CBS is the home to the reality series, but if you don’t have cable, there are other options at your disposal. The series will be available to stream on CBS All Access, and can be purchased to view on Vudu, Amazon Prime and iTunes.