Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

‘Big Brother’ Renewed for Season 22, Julie Chen Moonves Returning as Host

CBS has renewed long-running unscripted staple Big Brother for a 22nd season, and Julie Chen Moonves will return as host, despite bad publicity from her disgraced husband, Les Moonves, former CBS CEO.
 Big Brother
The renewal comes two weeks ahead of the show closing out its 21st season. While ratings have declined year to year, Big Brother remains CBS’ top-rated summer series by a sizable margin and one of the top five summer shows on any broadcast network.


Chen Moonves, meanwhile, will extend her tenure at CBS. The former CBS News reporter and co-host of The Talk is married to ex-CBS Corp. head Les Moonves, who was ousted in September 2018 in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him.


She left The Talk shortly after that but remained as Big Brother’s host. She began referring to herself as “Julie Chen Moonves on air soon after her husband’s ouster after having gone by Julie Chen prior to that.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  CBS
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