Variety reported that CBS could bring back everyone’s favorite summer guilty pleasure a little earlier than expected.It seems that with the writers’ strike, CBS is going to be turning to its reality shows to generate some new programming. BB could return as soon as February and could even be a special Celebrity Big Brother season since there are so many actors (*cough* D-Listers *cough*) out of work due to the strike.Variety noted:
There’s been buzz that the next edition of “Big Brother” might actually use celebrities, as opposed to ordinary people. A long strike might work in favor of such a plan, since some celebs normally busy working on sitcoms and dramas might have some time on their hands.While it sucks that great shows like ‘30 Rock’ are affected by the strike, I can’t say it wouldn’t be awesome to get a celeb season of my favorite reality show of all time.
This year, Trashwire’s Big Brother 8 coverage was the most popular section of the site for the three months the show aired.