We already knew when Big Brother 21 with going to be premiering on CBS, and now we’ve got a better sense as to when it is also going to end.
Earlier this week, the network officially confirmed that come Wednesday, September 25, the CBS reality juggernaut will be wrapping up its latest prolific run. What this means, effectively, is that we’re getting a 90-minute final since Survivor is getting a 90-minute premiere right before it.
To go along with that, it also means that we are getting a very long season of Big Brother this summer. We’ve seen some before the teeter around the hundred-day mark, and this one will be largely the same. Remember that by the time the show premieres on June 25, the houseguests will have already been inside the Big Brother house for a reasonable stretch of time. Oh, how we miss the days of Big Brother: Over the Top when we actually got to see people go in. (Wasn’t that fun?)
Are there benefits to a season that is this long? Absolutely so. For those who aren’t watching a lot of other stuff during the summer, Big Brother is a perfect respite from the heat and the chance to really get into something creative. It also really gives you a chance to get to know the houseguests, and that’s one of the reasons why so many of them have such enormous fan bases after the show. Big Brother fans are loyal, and they feel like they really know people after they end up leaving the house. It’s that voyeuristic quality that got so many people interested in the first place.
On the flip side, having a season this long does come with its drawbacks. For example, if your cast ends up being terrible, it can be really hard to sustain a season for that long a time. That’s also the case when you get close to the end of the season no matter who the cast is. It just has a tendency to get a little bit boring when you have four or five people remaining and they’ve all basically discussed everything that there is to possibly discuss with each other. You need all-time personalities to spice it up at that point!
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For the sake of Big Brother 21, we’ll just see precisely what comes up and whether or not this extended season will be worth it. It’s almost weird to even call it extended anymore, given that it’s been years now where we’ve gotten seasons that last under 90 days. The ratings are too good for CBS to steer away from this.
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