In a 2017 interview host Julie Chen Moonves and her husband Les Mooves, then-CEO of CBS, stated that the network wanted to film a celebrity spinoff following BB3 with Howard Stern, Paris Hilton, and Roseanne Barr all agreeing to appear.
It had to wait until 15 years later after BB19 ended in 2018. And the cast was entirely different. It included UFC fighter Chuck Liddell, The Cosby Show star Keshia Knight Pulliam, actress Shannon Elizabeth, retired NBA player Metta World Peace, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Brandi Glanville, former White House political aide Omarosa Manigault, Sugar Ray vocalist Mark McGrath, television host Ross Matthews, and eventual winner Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur.
Celebrity Big Brother Back For Season 3?
The first season got good ratings with an average of over 5 million viewers per episode. CBS renewed another season which included Joey Lawrence, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, former WWE star Natalie Eva Marie, comedian Tom Green, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, actress Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina, Olympic track star Lolo Jones, former NFL running back Ricky Williams, and singer Tamar Braxton.
That season dropped nearly a million viewers per episode, and thus it’s understandable that CBS may not have yet decided on a renewal or a cancelation.
Is Celebrity Big Brother Returning in 2020 for Season 3 on CBS?
Now some think the celebrity spinoff was delayed due to COVID-19 and could premiere in a few months.
According to media outlet ScreenRant, there is a wild claim being made about the casting, with an anonymous source claiming execs want another Real Housewives star, a celebrity chef, or a cast member from the popular Netflix series, Tiger King.
The first name that comes to mind from Tiger King is Carole Baskin as she just competed on Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. But the names Doc Antle, Dillon Passage, and John Finlay are also possibilities plus former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Big Brother 23 returns next summer.
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