CBS has ordered up an eighth season of its reality franchise "Big Brother" for this summer.
The strangers-in-a-box series has aired every summer since 2000 when it premiered within weeks of the launch of CBS' other venerable unscripted contest, "Survivor."
Julie Chen will return for another round of bare-shouldered hosting and Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan will remain on board as executive producers. Arnold Shapiro, another long-time executive producer, will serve as a creative consultant.
Last summer "Big Brother: All-Stars" welcomed back an assortment of favorites and saw Mike "Boogie" Malin top the other 19 all-stars to win the $500,000 top prize.
For its eighth installment, "Big Brother" will go back to its regular, unknown contestants who will, once again, share a house bedecked in cameras for three months, voting people out every week.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times