CBS has just revealed that Big Brother 11 will premiere on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 8pm! That means Wednesdays are out and Thursdays are back for our more standard episode rotation!

The 11th season of “Big Brother” will premiere Thursday, July 9 at 8:00/7:00c on CBS, network sources confirmed to the site this afternoon.

The series will then continue on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c and Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c, a slight deviation from last summer’s initial schedule of Sundays at 8:00/7:00c, Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c and Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

Many had speculated it would start on the Tuesday before (July 7th) but I waited for confirmation since just a few seasons ago we had a Thursday premiere despite recent Tuesday launches.

So now you know. BB11 is just six weeks away and I couldn’t be more excited. The cast is being finalized, the start date is set, and now all we have left to do is wait. Share your thoughts on the upcoming season below.

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Big thanks to reader Heather for the tip!