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Bengals Punt 'Big Brother' To WSTR-TV

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Julie Chen Moonves hosts CBS' 'Big Brother.'

CBS' live Big Brother episode will air 9 p.m. Thursdays for three weeks on WSTR-TV because of Bengals preseason games on WKRC-TV.

Big Brother will air at 9-10 p.m. on Channel 64 on Aug. 14, 21 and 28. WKRC-TV also will air it at 1:37 a.m. early Friday/late Thursday (Channel 12).

The three remaining Bengals exhibition games are:

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Thursday, Aug. 15: At Washington Redskins, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22: New York Giants at Paul Brown Stadium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29: Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium, 7 p.m.

For the second year, announcer Mike Watts will call the Bengals preseason games with analyst Anthony Munoz. Marisa Contipelli will be sidelines reporter this week; Solomon Wilcots will cover sidelines the two home games.

Here's how you can find other CBS/Channel 12 shows pre-empted by the Bengals:

Thursday, Aug. 15: Entertainment Tonight (10:30 p.m. after Bengals-Redskins; may be joined in progress).

Late Thursday/Early Friday, Aug. 16: Big Brother (1:37 a.m.); Big Bang Theory (2:37 a.m.); Young Sheldon (3:07 a.m.).

Late Friday/Early Saturday, Aug. 17: Elementary (1:37 a.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 22: Elementary (10 p.m. as scheduled, after Bengals-Giants).

Late Thursday/Early Friday, Aug. 23: Big Brother (1:37 a.m.); Big Bang Theory (2:37 a.m.); Big Bang Theory (3:07 a.m.).

Thursday, Aug. 29: Elementary (10 p.m. as scheduled, after Bengals-Colts).

Late Thursday/Early Friday, Aug. 30: Big Brother (1:37 a.m.); Big Bang Theory (2:37 a.m.); Young Sheldon (3:07 a.m.).

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.