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“Big Brother” returns for a 12th season on July 8

OK, you can now plan your summer. CBS has unveiled this year’s broadcast pattern for “Big Brother” — Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.

CBS also announced airdates for its summer scripted entries, including the third season return of Canadian co-production “Flashpoint,” which runs Fridays at 9 p.m. starting June 4. (Show later moves to 10 p.m. on Fridays beginning July 16).

Eye’s other Canadian co-prod, the police drama “The Bridge,” will join Saturday nights at 8 p.m. starting 8 p.m. Then there’s the burnoff of CBS fave Alex O’Dreamy’s previous drama “Three Rivers,” which returns on June 5 to air its final four episodes.

As for “Big Brother,” the reality vet returns for its annual voyeuristic summer trip starting Thursday, July 8 at 8 p.m. The Sunday and Wednesday debuts follow.

As always, Julie Chen is host. Thursdays will go live, as Chen oversees the eviction show.

“Big Brother” is coming off a strong performance last summer, as it bumped up 7% with viewers (7.08m from 6.60m) and up 4% with adults 18-49 (2.5/8 from 2.4/7).

“Big Brother,” from Endemol USA, is exec produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan.

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