[NEWS] Big Brother Summer Dominaton: Primetime TV, Internet, Mobile Technology, AND After-Dark Action Begins July 5

Starting on July 5, you’ll be able to spend the rest of your summer doing nothing but watching Big Brother. The eighth season of CBS’ hit reality TV show will launch with an hour-long episode starting at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 5. The series will then take over various CBS online ventures. Plus, for the first time, Big Brother will move to CBS’ corporate sibling SHOWTIME. CBS will air Big Brother on Thursday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m., as well as Tuesday night at 9 p.m.

For the seventh straight season, CBS will offer 24-7 streaming video from within the the house via RealNetworks and SuperPass. For the second straight year, CBS will offer special mobile phone content. CBS will also offer full-length episodes and highlight clips on its CBS Audience Network. Also, the online series House Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show will return for its fourth season.

This season’s biggest additional twist is the appearance of Big Brother: After Dark on SHOWTIMES’s “Shotoo” broadcast platform. Each night, Shotoo will feature a live feed from the Big Brother house airing from midnight-to-3 a.m. ET. That sounds like it might be boring, but since the Big Brother house is in Los Angeles, it’ll actually be from 9 p.m. to midnight for the guests, so expect the potential for occasional random nudity.

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