‘Big Brother’ Season 20 premiere date announced

Julie Chen hosts the live eviction on 'Big Brother' season 19.
Julie Chen hosts the live eviction on 'Big Brother' season 19. Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Big Brother host Julie Chen first revealed the premiere date on Twitter Tuesday, with a video that unveiled the date one number at a time.

The Big Brother Season 20 two-hour premiere airs Wednesday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

Returning for a 20th season, Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and more than 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day.

READ MORE: ‘Big Brother Canada’ finale: Season 6 winner crowned

Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000.

Following the premiere, new episodes air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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Big Brother Canada Season 6 recently crowned Paras Atashnak as the winner, beating out 16 houseguests to be named champion.

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Big Brother’s most recent U.S. cycle — its first-ever celebrity edition —wrapped in February, with Broadway performer Marissa Jaret Winokur beating out TV personality Ross Matthews in a 6-3 jury vote.

Celebrity Big Brother has been renewed for another season, though a premiere date has not been announced.

Global also announced the rest of its summer schedule, which includes new episodes of Private Eyes, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 27, a new season of Shades of Blue airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 17, a new series titled Reverie airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 30 and a new season of Salvation airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 25.