CBS Focuses on Realty TV in Mid-Season


CBS is gambling on a slate of reality programming around its Super Bowl coverage for the Mid-Season 2019.

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition returns for a second season Monday, Jan. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), as a group of celebrities live together in the Big Brother house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Julie Chen Moonves returns as host. Following the premiere, Big Brother: Celebrity Edition will air on multiple nights each week for three weeks, with the two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

On Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately following SUPER BOWL LIII (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT; time is approximate after post-game coverage), the new competition series THE WORLD’S BEST debuts with host James Corden and judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill.

The first-of-its-kind global talent competition features award-winning acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress the aforementioned American judges, but will also need to break through the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 of the world’s most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. Only one act will ultimately be crowned THE WORLD’S BEST. After the post-Super Bowl premiere, the show moves to Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the Emmy Award-winning SURVIVOR returns for its 38th season. Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst returns as host.

The new high-stakes competition series MILLION DOLLAR MILE premieres Wednesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after the wrap of THE WORLD’S BEST. The show that features the most challenging obstacle course ever designed will test everyday athletes’ physical and mental toughness. Standing in their way is a group of elite athletes with one mission: to stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs. Tim Tebow hosts, along with play-by-play commentators Matt “Money” Smith and Maria Taylor. Contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the MILLION DOLLAR MILE.

Finally, the multiple Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE returns on Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) for its 31st season with Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan, following the wrap of SURVIVOR’s season. This season will feature a reality clash when fierce competitors from THE AMAZING RACE, Big Brother and SURVIVOR race around the world for the $1 million prize.