'Big Brother' gets a new night, 'Flashpoint' returns on CBS
CBS has announced premiere dates for several summer shows, including the return of "Flashpoint" to Friday nights and another Canadian import, "The Bridge," which will air on Saturday starting in July. The network is also burning off the remaining episodes of "Three Rivers" in June -- which, combined with The CW's airing of "Moonlight," will make for an Alex O'Loughlin-filled summer.
"Big Brother" is set to premiere Thursday, July 8. Instead of its usual Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday schedule, the show will air on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Live evictions will still take place in the Thursday episodes. Sunday episodes start July 11 and Wednesday episodes July 14.
"Flashpoint" will begin its third season on CBS at 9 p.m ET Friday, June 4 (Season 3 aired in Canada last fall). It moves back to 10 p.m. starting July 16.
"The Bridge," which stars Aaron Douglas ("Battlestar Galactica") as a veteran cop who becomes head of his city's police union, premieres at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10. CBS picked up the show, which it co-produces with Canada's CTV, at the 2009 upfronts but never found a spot for it on the schedule during the regular season. The spot it has now -- on the least-watched night of the week during the least-watched time of the year -- doesn't augur well for its prospects beyond this summer (although it performed reasonably well in Canada in the spring).
As for "Three Rivers," the medical drama starring O'Loughlin -- who's since moved on to CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" remake -- will air its final four episodes on consecutive Saturdays starting June 5.
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