"Big Brother" wrapped up its 19th season last month but fans won't have to wait until next summer to see the inside of the "Big Brother" house again. In just a few months, CBS will air the first US celebrity edition of the popular reality TV show. When will the first US-based season of "Celebrity Big Brother" begin and who is rumored to be joining the cast? Here's what fans can expect when the spinoff premieres in 2018.

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Julie Chen returns to host 'BB' spinoff

During the 'BB' 19 double eviction, host Julie Chen announced that the celebrity spinoff would air in early 2017. Shortly after she made the announcement, CBS confirmed that Chen will host the celebrity edition in 2018. Although the premiere date has not been announced, fans can expect the show to start in January or February 2018.

"Big Brother" fans know that the non-celebrity seasons typically air for about 12 weeks.

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However, the celebrity cast won't be in the house that long — a much shorter season is in store. Julie Chen told the Hollywood Reporter that the spinoff will be much more "intense" than fans are accustomed to. She did not confirm the number episodes, but the celebrity edition will air on multiple nights each week.

Deadline reports that CBS All Access will once again run the 'round-the-clock live feed from inside the house. A late-night feed, "Big Brother After Dark," will also air on Pop TV.

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The 'Big Brother' house will get a makeover

With each new season of "Big Brother" comes a set redesign. Fans can expect a new look for the house during this summer's celebrity edition. Rich Meehan, the show's executive producer, told The Hollywood Reporter that it won't just be the inside of the house that be will get an overhaul. Because the show will take place in the winter season, Meehan said the outside of the house will change to suit the drop in temperature.

Which celebrities are heading to the 'Big Brother' house this winter?

CBS won't release the cast list until closer to the premiere date, however, there is plenty of speculation about the Celebrities who may appear on "Celebrity Big Brother." From reality stars to pop music artists, TV Guide expects the cast to be similar to the contestants who compete on "Dancing with the Stars" — names that are familiar but not Hollywood A-listers.

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Some of the names in the rumor mill include *NSYNC's Lance Bass, "American Ninja Warrior" host Matt Iseman, and former "The Bachelorette" star, Kaitlyn Bristowe and her fiancé, Shawn Booth.

Also on the rumored list is television personality Spencer Pratt, who appeared on two seasons of "Celebrity Big Brother UK" and "Mob Wives" star Drita D'avanzo. Celebrity Dirty Laundry predicts Tiffany Pollard from VH1's "Flavor of Love," and "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star Duane Chapman may also show up in the "Big Brother" house this winter.

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