September 26, 2018

At the end of tonight's Big Brother finale, host Julie Chen announced that the reality show will be returning next summer for its 21st season. She also confirmed that the already-renewed Celebrity Big Brother is set to air its second season this winter.

The good news follows another successful run for the hit series, which year after year ranks as one of the summer's top rated shows. Airing three nights a week, each of its episodes consistently rank in the top 5 programs among adults 18-34. This current season in particular was also lauded by many fans as being one of its strongest outings in some time.

There have been questions recently about Chen's future with the Big Brother franchise. She abruptly left her other gig at CBS as co-host of The Talk earlier this month after her husband, Les Moonves, was ousted from his role as CEO and chairman of the network. While it is uncertain at this time as to whether Chen will stay on as the host of Big Brother, in making tonight's announcement she did say, "We will also see you again next summer."