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CBS Is 'Real' Primed for Summer

Big Brother and The Amazing Race are back on CBS for summer season number five, with the two shows back-to-back in a three-hour premiere on Tuesday, July 6. The Will will also find its way onto the schedule.

After that July 6 premiere, Big Brother will settle into its regular schedule of three nights per week, airing Tuesday at 9 p.m., Thursday at 8 and Saturday at 9. One house guest will be evicted every Thursday.

The Amazing Race will air Tuesday at 10, with 11 couples competing against each other for $1 million. CBS also will air Mike Fleiss' The Will this summer, in which a family competes against each other for the assets of a wealthy relative. A premiere date has yet to be scheduled.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.