Everything to Know About 'Big Brother' Season 26

Julie Chen Moonves in the 'Big Brother 25' finale

Last year, Big Brother's 25th season set a number of records for the veteran reality franchise. But before we knew it, summer is on it's way. And it won't be long before another group of houseguests come into our lives to face extreme challenges, close-quarters conspiring and game-shaking powers as they avoid being nominated and subsequently evicted from the house.

Read on to find out everything we know so far about Big Brother season 26 (BB26).

Will Big Brother be back for season 26?

Yes! Host Julie Chen Moonves officially announced Big Brother 26 was happening during the finale of season 25.

When does Big Brother 26 premiere?

The premiere date for Big Brother 26 has yet to be announced. The show typically premieres in late June or early July. However, season 25 kicked off in early August, a move by CBS most likely to fill some slots in the fall lineup due to the WGA and SAG/AFTRA strikes.

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When is the Big Brother 26 finale?

As we don't know the premiere date of Big Brother 26, or how long the season is, we have no idea when the finale is right now.

What nights does Big Brother 26 air?

It has yet to be announced what nights Big Brother 26 will air this summer. Typically, the three weekly episodes come out on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. However, most of season 25 was modified to a Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday schedule due to premieres of other shows and the NFL season.

How many days is Big Brother 26?

Big Brother 25 last season ran for an astounding 100 days, the longest in the show's history. We're not sure if the series will stick to the lengthened season, or go back to the 82-85 day format that the three years before had.

What is the prize for Big Brother 26?

The prize money for Big Brother 26 will most likely be $750,000. That's the amount it was starting in season 23, an increase from $500,000 in the previous 22 seasons.

Does Big Brother 26 have returning houseguests?

CBS has yet to announce if Big Brother 26 will have all-new houseguests, returning houseguests, or a combination of the two. We last saw BB alumni return in the second All-Stars season back in 2020. And in season 25, we had a CBS reality legend in four-time Survivor player and The Traitors winner Cirie Fields play.

Related: Read our Big Brother 25 interview with Cirie Fields

Who is in the cast for Big Brother 26?

Check out this section closer to the season premiere to find out the cast of Big Brother 26.

What are the twists for Big Brother 26?

Check out this section closer to the season premiere to find out about some of the twists coming our way on Big Brother 26.

Where is the Big Brother house?

For the entirety of the season, houseguests live in a two-story house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and more than 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. The house is located on CBS Studio Center sound stage 18 in Los Angeles.

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Who is the host of Big Brother 26?

Julie Chen Moonves will assumingly be the host of Big Brother 25, and has hosted the show since its first season in 2000. She has a noted history as an anchor and talk show host on CBS, previously appearing on The Early Show, CBS This Morning and CBS Morning News. She was the moderator and co-host of The Talk from 2010 to 2018 and is married to Les Moonves, the former CEO of CBS who resigned in 2018.

Related: Read our Big Brother 25 interview with Julie Chen Moonves

Who won Big Brother 25?

Season 25 saw Jag Bains rebound from getting evicted in Week 4, going on to win a record 10 competitions and a place in the finale. He beat his fellow "Minuteman" Matt Klotz in the end, becoming both the first Sikh houseguest and winner. Another player who was evicted and returned, Cameron Hardin, won America's Favorite Houseguest.

Related: Read our interview with Big Brother 25 winner Jag Bains

Where can I watch and stream Big Brother for season 26?

Fans can watch episodes and live feeds on Paramount Plus. Additionally, last year saw PlutoTV also give free streams of the live feeds, albeit with ads.

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