Competitive Backstabbing

(Above: Julie Chen, right, conducting an eviction interview from last season’s ‘Big Brother’)

CBS will mark the 20th season of the competitive back-stabbing reality program Big Brother with a two-night premiere — today from 8-10 pm ET/PT and tomorrow 9-10 pm.

Subsequent episodes will air Sundays (8-9 pm); Wednesdays (9-10 pm); and Thursdays (9-10 pm). Then on Thursday, July 5, Julie Chen will start hosting the live eviction show, the weekly denouement in which one of the competitors is sent packing.

But the CBS broadcast schedule is just the start.

Big Brother will also feature a lot of streaming extras to sate the reality fan’s appetite.

Streaming options:

Big Brother Live Feed – CBS All Access subscribers can watch what’s happening inside the Big Brother house when the live feed begins streaming this Friday, June 29, at 1 am ET (Thursday, June 28 at 10 pm PT).

CBS All Access subscribers will also be able to live stream the CBS broadcast and watch every episode on demand, including those from past seasons.

There are two CBS All Access subscription plans: one for $5.99 a month with limited commercials; and commercial-free for $9.99 a month. For more information, visit

Big Brother After Dark – If you don’t have CBS All Access, there is another live feed option. Big Brother After Dark will debut on the Pop cable channel on Thursday, June 28 at 1 am ET. It will run seven nights a week for 13 weeks – over 250 hours of live television. The Pop channel is available to those with DirecTV Now, Fubo, Hulu or YouTube TV streaming subscriptions. For more information about accessing Pop, visit To find the time for your area, visit

Big Brother Facebook Watch show – Big Brother winner Marissa Jaret Winokur and runner-up Ross Mathews will host Off the Block with Ross and Marissa. Every Friday, starting June 29, Ross and Marissa will review the previous week, make predictions for the week ahead and talk to booted houseguests. For more, visit their Facebook page.

For the uninitiated, Big Brother trains 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones – 24/7 – on a group of fame-and-fortune-hungry people crammed into a house. Each week someone is voted out, with the survivor (sorry, that’s another CBS reality show) winning $500,000.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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