CBS has announced its summer 2018 primetime lineup along with the premiere dates for season 20 of Big Brother, season two of Salvation, and the debut of TKO: Total Knock Out. TKO comes from reality show veteran Mark Burnett and features actor/comedian Kevin Hart as host. The new competition series is described as an obstacle course challenge with a twist.
Season two of the dramatic thriller Salvation stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Melia Kreiling, Ashley Thomas, and Ian Anthony Dale. The drama has Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard, Grace Gilroy, and Peter Lenkov as executive producers.
Season 20 of Big Brother will once again be hosted by Julie Chen and will air on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. According to the network, season 19 ranked in the top 10 in summer viewers.
CBS Summer 2018 Schedule:
Monday, June 25
9:00-10:00 PM SALVATION (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
Wednesday, June 27
8:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (2-Hour 20th Season Premiere)
Thursday, June 28
9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
Sunday, July 1
8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)
Wednesday, July 4
9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Moves to regular Wednesday time period)
Wednesday, July 11
8:00-9:00 PM TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT (Series Premiere)
TKO: Total Knock Out Details: TKO: Total Knock Out is an obstacle course series with a twist. The game features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. Actor/comedian and global superstar Kevin Hart will take on the role of host for the first time in his career.
Big Brother Info: Returning for a 20th season, 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.
About Salvation: Salvation is a suspense thriller that centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. In season two, the secret is out – the world learns the truth about the impending threat of an asteroid on a collision course with earth. The question is: will the truth bring out the best…or the worst in us? The answer, of course, is both.