big brother 15 cast 'Big Brother' renewed by CBS for Season 16CBS has announced the renewal of summer staple “Big Brother,” for its 16th season, which will air next summer. Season 15 is up 11 percent over Season 14 in total viewers and up eight percent in the 18-49 demographic, so it doesn’t come as a huge surprise.

The “Big Brother After Dark” program will continue to air on the TV Guide Network in summer 2014 as well.

The show just celebrated its 500th episode and will conclude Season 15 on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with a live 90-minute finale episode, following the 90-minute premiere of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water.”