“Big Brother” Second All-Stars May Be in Works This Summer

Julie Chen hosting "Big Brother All-Stars" in 2006. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Big Brother superfans are in luck as the long-awaited second All-Stars edition is rumored to be happening this summer!

According to US Weekly, CBS is talking with former players for a new all-star season to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. Reportedly, negotiations are currently happening between past winners and fan-favorite houseguests.

The show premiered in 2020 and is hosted by Julie Chen. In past seasons, the show has brought back former houseguests, but this would be the first all-star season since Mike “Boogie” Malin’s Season 7 win in 2006. Typically, the season premieres in late June or early July, but due to the coronavirus, Season 22 would be pushed back until later this summer, and players will be sequestered for longer than usual with a 14-day quarantine prior to the season’s start date.

CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl was hopeful about the summer reality show’s returning, which also includes Love Island. “It could be a little later than usual but we’re still optimistic about getting those on,” he said. “Those shows turn around pretty quickly. Big Brother has live shows every week, and Love Island literally airs the night after it shoots. Those shows do not have long post processes.”