Starting next week, we'll get to see how CBS' steamy summer reality hit, Big Brother, fares during the colder months. The ninth edition of the show, which kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 12, brings us 16 new contestants to eavesdrop on several times a week.
Of course, it wouldn't be Big Brother without a twist: This time, all 16 contestants are single, and when they arrive in the house, they'll be paired up with a pre-selected "soul mate" who will be their partner throughout the game's many twists and schemes — love connection or not. They even have to sleep in the same bed, which just seems wrong to me, though I guess the whole idea of living in a house with strangers under 24-hour surveillance seems a little wrong to me, too.
The show will take over three spots on the CBS schedule: 9 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, with Wednesdays being the weekly eviction broadcast. The 24-hour live feeds will be available again this round, too, if you're into that.
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