CBS Announces Premiere Dates for Celebrity Big Brother, The Amazing Race & More!

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CBS' inaugural edition of Celebrity Big Brother will open its doors Wednesday, February 7 at 8/7c. 

The celebrity edition was teased earlier this year as Big Brother 19 came to a shocking conclusion, and fans have been clamoring for more information ever since. 

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What we do know is that the show will run much shorter than the civilian seasons of the resilient reality series. The series will wrap on February 25 after 13 episodes. 

The show will continue to feature Head of Household competitions, as well using the Power of Veto to give some houseguests the opportunity to change some of the nominations. 

As for the celebrity guests, the network has yet to unveil them, but there are rumors that reality TV stars such as Blac Chyna (Rob & Chyna) and Sammi Giancola (Jersey Shore) will appear. 

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The just over two-week run is a little bit surprising considering the show will likely help bolster Wednesday nights while Survivor waits in the wings. 

The shocking thing about the show airing in February is that it will be going up against the Winter Olympics coverage. 

Aside from Celebrity Big Brother, the eye network has also announced that The Amazing Race will come off the bench on January 3 and air at 8 pm for five weeks, before moving to 9 pm to make way for Celebrity Big Brother. 

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This is a good scheduling move when you consider the fact that two fan favorites from Big Brother 19 (Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson) are appearing as contestants on the new season of The Amazing Race. 

Survivor is scheduled to debut Wednesday, February 28 with a two-hour opener after Celebrity Big Brother and The Amazing Race come to a close. 

Away from the reality TV front, CBS has also scheduled in premiere dates for two brand new scripted series. 

The first of which is Living Biblically, which will debut Monday, February 26 in the 9:30/8:30c time period to replace 9JKL. 

The series stars Jay R. Ferguson as a man who decides to live his life according to the methodology of the bible. 

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Instinct will then premiere Sunday, March 11 in the 8 pm hour. 

The new drama series stars Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, an author and college professor who is shocked when an NYPD detective asks him to help find a serial killer who is using his book as a guide. 

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Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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