'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 2: Will CBS Renew Reality Show?

Celebrity Big Brother 2018
The cast of the premiere season of the CBS reality show have been announced and there are a lot of surprises! GettyImages/CBS

CBS took a shot a revamping the "Big Brother" franchise with a celebrity version that's proven to be succesful. The eye network had famously refused to changing the format of their summer hit show for fear of jeopardizing. This year, with the reality show airing oppositive the Winter Olympics on NBC, it has held steady in the ratings and people want to know if they can expect a Season 2 in the future.

“I wouldn’t rule it out! Who knows?,” Julie Chen, host of the show, told EW. “It’s definitely possible. With these ratings, it did what we hoped as opposed to running repeats of the current slate of shows. It all depends how well all the shows on the air are doing. But don’t forget, B.B. takes up a lot of real estate on the prime-time schedule. We are used to having at least three nights to air in a week. CBS is known for having a strong schedule of shows year round so it’s hard to say right now what will happen next winter.”

Much of the attraction this freshman season was having Omarosa as a cast member after her abrupt departure from the White House late last year. The former White House adviser has made headlines due to her spilling juicy tid bits about her time in Washington. In a recent episode, fellow housemate Brandi Glanville of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fame asked "The Apprentice" villain if she had slept with the White House resident to which she replied: “Hell no! Of course not. Brandi, that’s horrible.”

Glanville explained why she made the shocking question saying, "“He seemed to like you so much, I was just wondering,” but Omarosa said that Trump liked her because she was "ratings gold." The former White House advisor did reveal though that there is someone "sleeping around with everybody" which only raises questions as to who it might be.

In one of the first episodes of the CBS reality show Omarosa made some chilling claims about the future of America. Talking with Ross Matthews she revealed that the U.S. is not ok with Donald Trump as its leader. “I was haunted by tweets every single day," Manigault Newman said in a teaser of the show. "Like what is he going to tweet next?” Ross asked about the future and she replied with: “I’d like to say it’s not my problem, but I can’t say that because it’s bad.” Then asked if everything would be fine she nodded and said: "No, it’s going to not be OK.”

White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah had a reaction to comments made by the reality show star and said: "Omarosa was fired three times on 'The Apprentice,' and this was the fourth time we let her go," he said. "She had limited contact with the President while here. She has no contact now."

Other houseguests include: Mark McGrath, Shannon Elizabeth, Metta World Peace, Brandi Glanville, James Maslow, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marissa Janet Winokur, Chuck Liddell and Ross Matthews. "Celebrity Big Brother" will be hosted by veteran host Julie Chen and air multiple times per week.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.