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Big Brother Season 23 and Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 Get Green Light

CBS and Netflix had good news for two of its series today. CBS has given the green light to Big Brother Season 23, while Netflix has renewed The Baby-Sitters Club for a second season.

The summer reality hit Big Brother will return for its 23rd season in the summer of 2021. Julie Chen Moonves will be back as host of Big Brother Season 23.

The two-hour live season finale of Big Brother: All Stars airs tonight on the CBS Television Network.

Since its premiere on CBS in the summer of 2000, Big Brother continues to be one of television’s top-rated summer series in young demographics. Summer-to-date, the Wednesday and Thursday episodes are tops in key demos among all broadcasts.

On digital platforms, the Big Brother Live Feeds are up double-digit percentage points over last season in both total streams and time spent.

Across social, season-to-date, Big Brother: All Stars is experiencing a +75% increase in linear social interactions compared to last season (episode 1 through episode 36).

“At Big Brother, we always say ‘expect the unexpected,’ but 2020 gave us our biggest challenge to date! We could not be prouder of the entire team who delivered a fantastic season under such extreme circumstances,” said Mitch Graham, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment.

“It feels fitting for this unprecedented season to conclude with an announcement of the show’s return next summer.”

Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and more than 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000.

Big Brother is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.k

As far as The Baby-Sitters Club, the second season will launch on Netflix in 2021. The first season debuted on July 3, 2020. You can watch the second season announcement below!

Based on the best-selling book series (buy at Amazon), The Baby-Sitters Club returns for a second season that follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, Dawn Schafer, Jessie Ramsey, Mallory Pike as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

Ann M. Martin, the beloved series author and producer on the new series, was the first to conceive the idea of these inspiring young girls with different backgrounds, personalities and opinions that were brought together by a business venture they conceived and bonded through the friendships they forged.

The adaptation of the contemporary dramedy that continues to champion friendship, female empowerment and entrepreneurship was led by Rachel Shukert as showrunner and Lucia Aniello as executive producer.

The cast includes Sophie Grace, Malia Baker, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, and Xochitl Gomez as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

Rounding out the cast, Alicia Silverstone plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy Thomas and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein.

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