There is good news for those who have missed watching CBS's "Big Brother" that ended on September 20, 2017. The good news is that the network announced ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28 the brave stars who will live in a house together for two-and-a-half-weeks. "Celebrity Big Brother" is premiering on Wednesday, February 7 and will end on Sunday, February 25. The time is not nearly as long as the summertime "Big Brother" series.

About 'Celebrity Apprentice'

The upcoming season of "Celebrity Big Brother" is the first time it will air in the United States even though it has been coming on in other countries for a long time.

The reality series will be on CBS for 13 nights and can be viewed through CBS All Access to see the cast during a 24/7 live feed. Each episode will be two hours long. Unfortunately, the show will be televised at the same time as the coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics on NBC starting on Friday, February 9 and ends on Sunday, February 25.

Julie Chen is the host of the reality show just as she has been the longtime host of the summer shows. Some of the rules will be the same, but the network is putting a different spin on the rules. The Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions and live evictions will still take place. The cash prize for the winner is only half of the $500,000 Josh Martinez received for being the winner of Season 19 "Big Brother." The person who makes it to the end of the celebrity game will win the $250,000 grand prize.

Five of the Celebrities are "Dancing with the Stars" alums. Four of the celebrities are from either the "Apprentice" or "Celebrity Apprentice." Only two of the 13 celebrities did not compete on either one of those realities shows. They are Ross Matthews and Ariadna Gutierrez.

'Dancing with the Stars' alums

"Dancing with the Stars" alums include Shannon Elizabeth, Chuck Liddell, James Maslow, Metta World Peace, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

None of them were winners on the dance competition show. Perhaps they will do better on this reality show.

'Apprentice' and 'Celebrity Apprentice' alums

Omarosa Manigault is the biggest name of the new cast and the most shocking. Talk show host Wendy Williams said Omarosa appearing on the reality show is beneath her. Williams added that the former "Apprentice" star and adviser to President Trump should stay off the show and write a book about her White House experience instead.

She was a contestant on the "Apprentice" franchise three times. Other contestants from "Celebrity Apprentice" include Mark McGrath, Brandi Glanville, and Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Are you going to watch "Celebrity Big Brother" when it airs in February?