CBS announced Wednesday, the exciting new twist for the upcoming season of “Big Brother” and it is called “BB Takeover.”
According to CBS statement, the new twist will feature:
“Weekly surprise guests who will unleash new twists into the game each and every week. This summer’s “BB Takeover” twist will feature a surprise guest each week who will appear on the show to announce a new twist into the game. Expecting the unexpected will be taken to new heights as Houseguests attempt to stay in the game amid the ever-changing twists that shake up life inside the house on a weekly basis. A special guest will appear on each night of the two-night premiere and reveal twists that could affect the cast and viewers.
“Big Brother” debuts on Wednesday, June 24 at 8 pm and on Thursday, June 25 at 8 pm. Following the premiere, Sunday broadcasts debut June 28 at 8 pm, and the first live eviction will air on Thursday, July 2 at 9 pm.
FYI has renewed one of its first original documentary series.
“Married at First Sight” follows individuals has they seek the help of professionals to choose his or her life long partner before he or she walk down the aisle.
“Married at First Sight” has truly captured viewers’ attention and garnered awareness for FYI following our successful rebrand,” said FYI and LMN president Jana Bennett. “The series reflects the authentic, relatable and universal journey — our search for true love. The quest will continue anew next year.”
The second season is set to debut in 2015 with eleven episodes.
“Married at First Sight” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c p.m.
Cinemax delays “Strike Back‘s” fourth and final season, the network revealed Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
The action series will air its final sometime in 2015, due to an injury off-set. Production on the final season have been pushed back since actor Sullivan Stapleton, who plays Sgt. Damien Scott, sustained a serious, injury off-set in February.
“Production … will be on hiatus to allow him time to recover,” the cabler said at the time in a statement. “We plan on resuming production in the fall.”
In other Cinemax’s news, the network has picked up a ten-episode second season of “The Knick” ahead of the series debut on August 8.
Set in downtown New York circa 1900, “The Knick” follows Knickerbocker Hospital’s surgeons, nurses and staff who push the bounds of medicine in the time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibotics.
“The Knick” stars Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Eve Hewson, Juliet Rylance, Jeremy Bobb and Michael Angarano.
Oliver Martinez has been tapped to portray Margaux’s father, Pascal LeMarchal on “Revenge.” LeMarchal is described as media magnate, who has a competitive professional history with Conrad, and a romantic past with Victoria. [Deadline]
“Louie” season 4 will premiere in May 2014.
Showtime renews “Web Therapy” for a forth season of ten episodes.
Nathan Parsons will join “True Blood” for its upcoming season this summer. The “Bunheads” actor will replace Luke Grimes, who played James, Jessica’s love interest. [TV Guide]
FX will debut its limited series, “Fargo” on April 15.
“Necessary Roughness”will not return for a fourth season.
USA has cancelled drama series “Necessary Roughness” after three seasons. The show starred Callie Thorne as Dr. Dani Santino, a psychologist who worked for the New York Jets.
“We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” said USA in a statement. “We want to thank [creators] Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”
AMC renews “Hell on Wheels” for an expanded fourth season.
The network announced Thursday, the Western series has been picked up for a fourth season of 13 episodes–3 more episodes than the previous seasons. Season 4 is slated to premiere next summer.
“AMC has served passionate Western fans for three decades, so it is particularly gratifying to see these viewers capping off their Saturdays with an original Western on what has historically been a tough night of the week for television,” said president Charlie Collier in a statement. ”Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of “Hell on Wheels.””
There is still no announcement about the fate of freshman series “Low Winter Sun.”