Winter All-Star/Celebrity Editions Of Summer Reality Staples New Hot Trend With ‘Big Brother’, ‘America’s Got Talent’

Minutes after CBS this morning announced that its 2018 Winter Olympics counter-programming stunt Celebrity Big Brother is becoming a regular thing with a Season 2 renewal, NBC unveiled America’s Got Talent: The Champions, an all-star edition of the tal…

Minutes after CBS this morning announced that its 2018 Winter Olympics counter-programming stunt Celebrity Big Brother is becoming a regular thing with a Season 2 renewal, NBC unveiled America's Got Talent: The Champions, an all-star edition of the talent competition. NBC announced that AGT: The Champions is for winter; CBS did not specify but winter run is very likely. AGT and Big Bother are the top, long-running broadcast summer reality series that started in the summer…

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Renewed For Season 2 By CBS

After years of will they-won’t they, CBS last season finally did a celebrity installment of its summer reality staple Big Brother. The experiment went well, and now the network has ordered a second installment. CBS would not specify whether it wo…

After years of will they-won’t they, CBS last season finally did a celebrity installment of its summer reality staple Big Brother. The experiment went well, and now the network has ordered a second installment. CBS would not specify whether it would air during the regular 2018-19 season but that is the assumption. Launched as a counter-programming to the Winter Olympics on NBC, Celebrity Big Brother did the job — keeping the lights on for CBS against the highly-rated…

‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Instinct’ Among 5 CBS Renewals

CBS has renewed five of its shows, continuing the onslaught of renewals and cancellations ahead of the broadcast networks’ upfronts presentations next week.
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CBS has renewed five of its shows, continuing the onslaught of renewals and cancellations ahead of the broadcast networks’ upfronts presentations next week.

“Criminal Minds,” “Instinct,” “Life in Pieces,” “Man With a Plan” and “Celebrity Big Brother” will all return for the 2018-19 season, the network announced on Saturday.

Perennial bubble show “Criminal Minds” will return for a 14th season, which will bring its episode total past the 300 mark. “Life in Pieces” has been picked up for a fifth season, “Man With a Plan” for its third, and both “Instinct” and “Celebrity Big Brother” will be heading into Season 2.

The decisions leave just “Kevin Can Wait,” “9JKL,” “Superior Donuts,” “Code Black” and “Elementary” in limbo at the network.

“The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “MacGyver,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Ransom,” “SEAL Team,” “S.W.A.T.” and “Young Sheldon” have all previously been renewed.

See the complete list of renewals, cancellations and new series orders here.

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Omarosa Hedges Her Bets on if America Is ‘Going to Be OK’ or Not Under Trump (Video)

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former White House staffer and “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant who made headlines with her criticism of President Donald Trump earlier this month, is now walking back her comments.

In an interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” airing on Wednesday night, Manigault-Newman was asked about her assertion that the country is “not going to be OK” with her former “Apprentice” boss in the White House.

“That was part of a bigger discussion,” she said, referencing the conversation with fellow houseguest Ross Mathews. “We were talking about immigration and round-ups.”

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In the tearful conversation, which aired on the CBS reality show and earned a snarky rebuke from a White House spokesperson, Manigault-Newman also said she “was haunted by [the president’s] tweets every single day.”

The former White House communications aide now says that the conversation was exclusively about the immigration debate.

“It’s a very difficult and very complicated subject,” she said. “I don’t believe it can be resolved so simply, and that was part of the discussion … We have an opportunity to make it okay. I don’t want 15 seconds on a reality show to encapsulate such a serious topic.”

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When pressed to answer the “is everything going to be OK?” question directly, Manigault-Newman hedged: “We’ll have to wait and see.”

TONIGHT: @Omarosa​ tells Stephen what she meant by “we’re not going to be okay” when she confided in her @CBSBigBrother housemate @helloross. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/LXqZQe9l2P

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 1, 2018

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former White House staffer and “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant who made headlines with her criticism of President Donald Trump earlier this month, is now walking back her comments.

In an interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” airing on Wednesday night, Manigault-Newman was asked about her assertion that the country is “not going to be OK” with her former “Apprentice” boss in the White House.

“That was part of a bigger discussion,” she said, referencing the conversation with fellow houseguest Ross Mathews. “We were talking about immigration and round-ups.”

In the tearful conversation, which aired on the CBS reality show and earned a snarky rebuke from a White House spokesperson, Manigault-Newman also said she “was haunted by [the president’s] tweets every single day.”

The former White House communications aide now says that the conversation was exclusively about the immigration debate.

“It’s a very difficult and very complicated subject,” she said. “I don’t believe it can be resolved so simply, and that was part of the discussion … We have an opportunity to make it okay. I don’t want 15 seconds on a reality show to encapsulate such a serious topic.”

When pressed to answer the “is everything going to be OK?” question directly, Manigault-Newman hedged: “We’ll have to wait and see.”

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Ratings: Olympics Beat ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ One Last Time With Closing Ceremony

That’s all for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before NBC signed off from South Korea, however, its sports division had a parting gift for CBS and ABC: Yes, it was another TV ratings loss for “Celebrity Big Brother” and “The Bachelor.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. These fast national Nielsen figures are subject to adjustment, so for a better understanding of how the Closing Ceremony went, read our report with overnight numbers here.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.5 million, ABC was third with 4.2 million.

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For CBS, after a rerun, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” at 8 p.m. had a 1.4/5 and 5.2 million viewers. Another repeat followed.

For ABC, after a rerun, a two-hour “The Bachelor” at 8 averaged a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.

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Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million, airing all repeats.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 902,000.

The CW does not nationally program Sunday nights — yet. The youngest-skewing broadcaster plans to expand its schedule next season.

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That’s all for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before NBC signed off from South Korea, however, its sports division had a parting gift for CBS and ABC: Yes, it was another TV ratings loss for “Celebrity Big Brother” and “The Bachelor.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. These fast national Nielsen figures are subject to adjustment, so for a better understanding of how the Closing Ceremony went, read our report with overnight numbers here.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.5 million, ABC was third with 4.2 million.

For CBS, after a rerun, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” at 8 p.m. had a 1.4/5 and 5.2 million viewers. Another repeat followed.

For ABC, after a rerun, a two-hour “The Bachelor” at 8 averaged a 1.1/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million, airing all repeats.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 902,000.

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Omarosa Talks About Writing A Tell-All on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Says She Has To “Tell Her Truth”

As Celebrity Big Brother rolls along, Omarosa Manigault continues to give her fellow housemates — and viewers — little bits and pieces of her experience in White House. This week’s recap episode will feature her greatest hits as she teases a tell-all — which many devour — as well as dishing her struggle as a black woman in the Trump administration.
“”I’m thinking of writing a tell-all sometime,” she says in one clip. “He’s going to come after me with everything he has…

As Celebrity Big Brother rolls along, Omarosa Manigault continues to give her fellow housemates — and viewers — little bits and pieces of her experience in White House. This week’s recap episode will feature her greatest hits as she teases a tell-all — which many devour — as well as dishing her struggle as a black woman in the Trump administration. “"I'm thinking of writing a tell-all sometime,” she says in one clip. “He's going to come after me with everything he has…

Omarosa Considers Writing a Book That Will Have Trump ‘Come After Me With Everything He Has’

For those who thought Omarosa Manigault’s comments about the chaos behind closed doors in the White House would make a great tell-all book, on Saturday night’s “Celebrity Big Brother,” she admitted the same thought has crossed her mind.

In a montage of previously unseen clips from past “Celebrity Big Brother” episodes, President Donald Trump’s former adviser told the other house guests, “I’m thinking of writing a tell-all sometime.”

Even though she’s certain that will not go over well with the POTUS, she said she’s prepared for the fallout. “He’s going to come after me with everything he has,” she said. “Like, I’m going up against a kazillionaire, so I’ll probably end up in court for the next… but I have to tell my truth. I’m tired of being muted.”

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She continued, “All the stuff that I just put on a shelf somewhere out of loyalty — I’ve been defending somebody for so long, and I’m now I’m like, ‘Yo, you are a special kind of f–ed up, and that special breed, they’re about to learn all about it.”

Watch the entire Omarosa montage below.

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For those who thought Omarosa Manigault’s comments about the chaos behind closed doors in the White House would make a great tell-all book, on Saturday night’s “Celebrity Big Brother,” she admitted the same thought has crossed her mind.

In a montage of previously unseen clips from past “Celebrity Big Brother” episodes, President Donald Trump’s former adviser told the other house guests, “I’m thinking of writing a tell-all sometime.”

Even though she’s certain that will not go over well with the POTUS, she said she’s prepared for the fallout. “He’s going to come after me with everything he has,” she said. “Like, I’m going up against a kazillionaire, so I’ll probably end up in court for the next… but I have to tell my truth. I’m tired of being muted.”

She continued, “All the stuff that I just put on a shelf somewhere out of loyalty — I’ve been defending somebody for so long, and I’m now I’m like, ‘Yo, you are a special kind of f–ed up, and that special breed, they’re about to learn all about it.”

Watch the entire Omarosa montage below.

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