The first celebrity edition of the “Big Brother
” franchise begins airing on CBS
on Wednesday, Feb. 7. That one-hour premiere hosted by Julie Chen
will be followed by another hour-long episode the next night. On Friday, Feb. 9, CBS will air a special two-hour episode opposite NBC
’s opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea. The finale is slated for Sunday, Feb. 25 against the closing ceremonies. The Tiffany network will air a total of 18 hours of “Celebrity Big Brother
” over 13 nights as detailed below.
Leading the cast is Omarosa, a one-time player on “The Apprentice
,” who parlayed her subsequent friendship with Donald Trump into a job in the White House
. She exited the administration in early January and has already attracted unwanted attention for making this return to reality TV.
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The rest of the roster is rounded out by another reality TV star,