January 08, 2008 07:13 PM by Joe Reality
For Big Brother 8, Big Brother fans could get extended viewing on Showtime through Big Brother: After Dark. Many fans wondered if it would be a one time occurrence or an ongoing part of the Big Brother franchise. Now, CBS and Showtime have officially announced that Big Brother: After Dark will be back for the upcoming Big Brother 9.
Big Brother: After Dark will be a live three hour feed that will run from 12:00-3:00 AM ET/PT, seven days a week. The feed will air on the cable network’s SHO2 multiplex channel beginning Tuesday, February 12th at 12:00 AM ET/PT.
Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., made the announcement. “Big Brother: After Dark was a big success for us at bringing an audience to very late night time periods on SHO2. This began as an experiment with our friends at Endemol and CBS, and I’m happy that it worked so well for all of us,” said Greenblatt. “I’m amazed at how much curiosity there is about what goes on in the Big Brother house after the lights are out, but what better place to present that than on SHOWTIME where we have a lot of on-air real estate in the wee hours of the morning.”
Big Brother 9 will premiere on CBS Tuesday, February 12th and air every Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET/PT, Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET/PT and Sunday at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS