"Big Brother," isn't going anywhere.

CBS announced today that the perennial reality hit has been renewed for its 16th edition, which will air next summer. 

Likewise, the live companion show "Big Brother: After Dark" will also return next summer to TVGN.
"Big Brother," which was home to some controversial contestants this summer, recently aired its 500th episode. The show debuted in 2000. 

This summer's edition is averaging 7.29 million viewers, 2.6 in adults 18-49 and 3.1 in adults 25-54.
The special 90-minute finale will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 pm ET/PT following the season premiere of "Survivor."
Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.