The Rumours Are True, ‘Big Brother’ Will Air On Channel 7 In 2020 & I Honestly Can’t Breathe
Praise the reality TV lords. Our prayers have been answered. All is right in this cruel world. Big Brother is being brought back and will air in 2020.
Aussies went into meltdown yesterday with the delicious rumour from an industry source that Big Brother would be returning next year but no network was confirmed for the reboot.
But according to TV Blackbox, Channel 7 will pick up the format following the series production company Endemol Shine spending months pitching to local networks. The move appears to coincide with longtime series Sunday Night being axed, as the available budget from the cancelled current affairs show will be used to fund the new Big Brother series.
We are forever grateful to Sunday Night for its sacrifice.
The news is particularly surprising as the UK series — one of the longest-running reality shows of all time — was axed last year. Fingers crossed that an Aussie season can buck the trend.
The original Big Brother premiered in 2001, with Gretel Killeen as host and aired for eight seasons on Channel 10. The format was revived in 2012 by Channel Nine with Sonia Kruger and aired until 2014. Reports suggest that casting for the 2020 series is already underway.
My body has never been more ready for a series reboot.