(CBS) "Big Brother," the three-times-a-week summer staple on CBS, will start a new season on Thursday.
One of four summer shows debuting new seasons this week, it is among the entertainment highlights of the week.
"Big Brother" locks contestants together in a house on the studio lot and films the resulting friendships, backstabbing and fireworks. Julie Chen, known among contestants as "Chenbot," returns as host.
Other summer TV debuts are "Teen Mom" tonight on MTV; "Say Yes To The Dress" Friday on TLC and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on Sunday on HBO.
On the big screen, the comedies "Horrible Bosses" and "Zookeeper" open on Friday.
"Horrible Bosses," which is about corporate employees who try to kill their supervisors, is an ensemble piece starring Jason Sudekis, Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. "Zookeeper" stars Kevin James in a "Mall Cop"-genre comedy.
In the music world, British singer Jay Sean's "Freeze Time" is being released today, as is "Good for the Soul" by another British R&B singer Dionne Bromfiel, "Time of My Life" by 3 Doors Down, and "Darkness in the Light" by the Massachusetts metal band Unearth
In the publishing world, Janet Reitman's look at L Ron Hubbard and Scientology, "Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion," hits store shelves today. Based on article she wrote for Rolling Stone, the book takes a sharp look at one of the most controversial religions in America.