‘Big Brother 16’ official; CBS finally renews show after controversial year

Moving on -Thankfully “Big Brother” is going to get a chance to have a do-over following what is pretty well-regarded at this point as a pretty dreadful season.

CBS confirmed on Thursday that there is going to be a “Big Brother 16” premiering on the network next year, though for the time being, no further details have been announced. We would be shocked if Julie Chen were to leave, but there is a question that we are very curious about: Are there going to be some other creative changes? The way in which production handled the racism in the house was at times heavily criticized, and it may be made even worse given that two of the likely final three have said very inappropriate, offensive things during the season.

Clearly, casting was the primary issue here given that production’s previous standards and practices have worked just fine, but even then, the only real person that we blame casting for getting on the show was Spencer. While they had no clue that he would be making jokes about Hitler and children, he admitted during many pre-show interviews that his brand of humor was very inappropriate and they put him on anyway. We predict an all-stars season next year to try to get the show moving in a positive direction again, and we’ll have some more news on that next week.

The controversy was the only reason that the show could have been canceled, since the ratings were clearly strong enough to justify so much more hitting the airwaves. “Big Brother 15” continues to average more than a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is great for a summer show that airs thrice weekly. Plus, it also makes money with the live feeds.

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