"Preliminary production prep has begun on the show’s set at CBS’ Radford lot in Los Angeles," reports Deadline's Peter White. "The production team has received approval to start preparation, meaning that there’s a chance that the 22nd season of the John De Mol creation will air this summer. However, it is still early days for the show’s return as producers still need to receive union and guild approval to sign off on principal photography and filming. There is also no word yet on casting." Big Brother traditionally launches its season at the end of June. This year's Big Brother would be a special one since it's the 20th anniversary of its premiere in 2000.