​2018 Summer TV Premiere Schedule: The Best Shows Are On CBS

Summer heats up with Big Brother, Salvation, and the brand-new competition series TKO: Total Knock Out.
Posted on May 22, 2018 | 11:00am

You know what they say—it just isn't summer without Big Brother!

CBS has announced premiere dates for its summer schedule, including the landmark 20th season of Big Brother, which will be joined by the brand-new obstacle course challenge show TKO: Total Knock Out, hosted by Kevin Hart, and the return of the suspense thriller Salvation.

So, when can you officially expect to kick off the summer? Read on and find out. 

Big Brother
Once again hosted by Julie Chen in its 20th season, Big Brother will have a special two-hour season premiere on Wednesday, June 27 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

The premiere will be followed by Thursday's episode on June 28 at 9/8c and Sunday's episode on July 1 at 8/7c.

On Wednesday, July 4, the show moves to 9/8c for the remainder of its Wednesday run with episodes every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. 

TKO: Total Knock Out
TKO: Total Knock Out is a brand-new obstacle course challenge from Executive Producer Mark Burnett, hosted by Executive Producer and global superstar Kevin Hart, and will premiere on Wednesday, July 11 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access

TKO features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are determined to knock him off course with huge projectiles, giving the player—and the viewer—the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. 

The hit suspense thriller Salvation will return with all-new episodes on Monday, June 25 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access

In Season 2, the world has learned about the impending threat of an asteroid on a collision course with earth. The question is: Will the truth bring out the best in humanity... or the worst?

Following Salvation on Mondays will be all-new episodes of Elementary at 10/9c. 

STREAM: Catch Up On Every Episode Of Salvation Before Season 2

CBS' full summer schedule is as follows: 

Monday, June 25
9:00-10:00 PM Salvation (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM Elementary

Wednesday, June 27
8:00-10:00 PM Big Brother (two-hour Season 20 premiere)

Thursday, June 28
9:00-10:00 PM Big Brother (Thursday premiere)

Sunday, July 1
8:00-9:00 PM Big Brother (Sunday premiere)

Wednesday, July 4
9:00-10:00 PM Big Brother (moves to regular Wednesday time period)

Wednesday, July 11
8:00-9:00 PM TKO: Total Knock Out (series premiere)

Stay tuned to CBS.com for more information on all of CBS' summer series.