BIG Brother fans have expressed their anger at CBS making a major adjustment to its TV programming.
fans of the reality show insisted on social media that CBS executives had reversed their recent scheduling change at the network.
The official Twitter account of CBS, the platform is now called X, recently announced that certain shows on CBS would air at different times on Sunday nights.
“Due to the football delay, Sunday night’s #CBS lineup start times are: #60Minutes 7:50 p.m. ET / 6:50 p.m. CT #Yellowstone 8:50 p.m. ET / 7:50 p.m. CT #BigBrother25 10:50 p.m. ET / 21 :50 a.m. CT,” the tweet said.
Big Brother fans were not happy about the series moving beyond its original Sunday time slot of 8:00 p.m. EST.
In a thread on X, many fans vented their frustration over the drastic change.
“Get rid of #60Minutes! Boring! Move #BB25 back to 8 p.m.!” complained one fan.
Another added: “I just want to watch my show! Thank you CBS and football for ruining Sunday nights. #BigBrother#BB25.”
A third fan signed: “10:50? Good Lord. Why so late? Just a little ridiculous in my opinion. Just postpone Big Brother for another day!”
A fourth agreed: “@CBSBigBrother always gets pushback!!! I’m sick. Not fair!”
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A fifth fan criticized: “Terrible decision to air reruns of Yellowstone before BB25!! Very bad decision!”
CBS is changing it
CBS has been shaking things up a bit at the network this year, starting in April.
This month, it was announced that Bob Hearts Abishola would be removing several stars from the series as regulars.
Of the 13 main actors, only two would be the main actors, the rest would be recurring.
Billy Gardell (Robert Wheeler) and Folake Olowofoyeku (Abishola Bolatito Doyinsola Oluwatoyin Wheeler) were the only two actors chosen to appear in every episode of the fifth season.
The others were given a five-episode guarantee, meaning if they were available they could appear in further episodes.
Sources told Deadline that the fifth season would only consist of 13 episodes as part of the renewal.
Deadline reported that the cast was informed of the change.
As for why, the outlet said: “While reducing episode guarantees – the number of episode royalties per season that each regular series is entitled to – is becoming more common amid industry-wide austerity measures, downgrading all but the two cast will result in recurring episodes. “This is the most dramatic move yet to reduce talent costs and a possible indication of what’s to come as linear ratings continue to decline and broadcasters’ push to reduce licensing fees continues to grow.”
CBS Studios is “waving exclusivity,” meaning the now-recurring characters can also take on other acting roles outside of Bob Heart’s Abishola.
However, they were asked to inform the producers of their schedules so that they could be incorporated into the scripts if necessary.
Fans of the popular sitcom took to X to react to the news.
“This demotion of the majority of the cast is so annoying! #BobHeartsAbishola,” one fan wrote.
“Are networks ready to sign their own death warrants?” asked another.
A third added: “Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku are great but the reason #BobHeartsAbishola is as good as it is is because of how well Gardell and Olowofoyeku perform with the rest of the ensemble. I think what I want to say.” ..”
“What’s really disappointing is that 11 of the series regulars have been downgraded to recurring characters and only have a 5-episode commitment for Season 5 of #CBS’ #BobHeartsAbishola. This is a very fun show with a talented cast. “You manage to have 13 regulars on a sitcom every week and make it work,” tweeted another.
“That is interesting. Not only are the supporting cast downgraded, but they are also keeping quiet about the number of episodes. Makes you wonder if this will be the last season,” said another.
“It’s a huge episodic cut. Wow,” tweeted another.