The season is currently in limbo due to the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic.
CBS announced that Big Brother had been renewed for a twenty-first and twenty-second season on May 15, 2019. Despite the renewal, fans still speculated on whether or not Big Brother would actually receive a twenty-second season, and if it did, whether host Julie Chen-Moonves would return or not, but the rumors ceased once Chen-Moonves and the official CBS and Big Brother accounts officially announced the season and Chen-Moonves' return on Twitter on the day of the Big Brother 21 (US) Double Eviction.
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Between seasons 21 and 22 of Big Brother, the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic began in China and spread around thew world, including the United States. The season turned into a question by the fans very quickly after Big Brother Canada 8 was forced to shut down mid-production due to the virus.
However, planning continued for the season. The Hollywood Reporter would later go on to report that the season would not be airing due to the pandemic stating:
"CBS scripted originals have historically repeated well and, per sources, the network will lean on those to ride out the summer. The network will be without new seasons of Big Brother and Love Island, neither of which had been shot before the world stopped."
Hours later, fansite Big Blagger reached out to CBS for a confirmation on the situation. A representative of the network stated, "The situation is still fluid but the intention is for Big Brother to return this summer."
One month later after ITV pushed the upcoming season of Love Island (UK) to 2021 on May 4, 2020, CBS would then go on to release their own statement on the future of their version of Love Island (US) and the upcoming season of Big Brother 22. They stated that they will air both shows in the future "when the time is right".
- With their 22nd season, the Big Brother U.S. English speaking edition will be the first country to air 22 civilian seasons of the show.
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