"Big Brother's" most controversial season ever is coming to an end, and CBS is giving it another go.
On Thursday, the network renewed the reality series for Season 16, set to air Summer 2014.
Season 15 of "Big Brother" has been up 11% in the ratings this summer, averaging 7.29 million viewers per episode, with 2.6 million in the coveted 18-49 demo.
The ratings jump could have something to do with the controversy surrounding the show due to the racist, homophobic and other offensive remarks made by Houseguests Aaryn Gries, Amanda Zuckerman and more.
Additionally, CBS announced that a special 90-minute finale of the current "Big Brother" season will air on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
"Big Brother" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Aaryn Gries, 22, a College Student from San Marcos, Texas
Spencer Clawson, 31, a Railroad Conductor from Conway, Ark.
GinaMarie Zimmerman, 32, a former pageant coordinator from Staten Island, NY
Howard Overby, 29, a Youth Counselor from Hattiesburg, Miss
Helen Kim, 37, a Political Consultant from Chicago, Ill
David Girton, 25, a Lifeguard from San Diego, Calif
Kaitlin Barnaby, 23, a Bartender from Minneapolis, Minn.
Judd Daughtery, 26, a Property Appraiser from Etowah, Tenn
Elissa Slater, 27, a Nutritionist from Kannapolis, N.C
Nick Uhas, 28, an Entrepreneur from New York, NY
Jeremy McGuire, 23, a Boat Shop Associate from Katy, Texas
Candice Stewart, 29, a Pediatric Speech Therapist from New Orleans, La.
Andy Herren, 26, a Professor from Chicago, Ill
Amanda Zuckerman, 28, a Real Estate agent from Boynton Beach, Fla
McCrae Olson, 23, a Pizza Delivery Boy from Oak Grove, Minn
Jessie Kowalski, 25, Unemployed from San Antonio, Texas