TVLine Items: Big Brother's Return Date Set, Syfy Developing New Alien Family Drama and More!

CBS has unveiled its summer lineup, and Big Brother is once again dominating the schedule.

The Julie Chen-fronted competition series will premiere Thursday, July 12 at 9/8c before settling into its thrice-weekly schedule — Wednesdays at 8 pm, Thursdays at 9 pm and Sundays at 8 pm — the following week.

Meanwhile, 3, a new dating series in which three single women at different stages in life attempt to find love, will debut with a 90-minute installment on Sunday, July 22 at 9 pm.

The previously announced Dogs In the City premieres Wednesday May 30 at 8 pm.

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TVLine as learned exclusively that Syfy is developing The Family, a new drama from exec producers Mark Verheiden (Falling Skies), Neal Moritz (21 Jump Street) and Dan Harris (Superman Returns). The project centers on an alien family who, for generations, has hid in plain sight amongst humans using their advanced intellect to carve out a life for themselves. But when their patriarch dies, a war begins to brew as some members of the clan believe it’s time to reveal themselves, and their superior power, to the human race.

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Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is launching a docu-series on Discovery Channel that examines the world’s most notorious crime families. Titled Kurt Sutter’s Outlaw Empires, the show will feature the showrunner’s insights on the gangs, as well as interviews with current and former members of the following organizations: Crips, Outlaw Bikers, Irish Mob, Nuestra Familia, Italian Mafia and Aryan Brotherhood. The six-part series premieres Monday, May 14 at 10 pm.

• HBO has renewed Real Time With Bill Maher for two more seasons, taking the program through 2014.

• Vince Vaughn and Tony Danza are developing a multi-camera comedy series for ABC, Deadline reports. The project, starring the Who’s The Boss? alum, centers on three old friends who move into a bachelor pad near their children and grandkids.

• Syfy is developing Stephen King’s 1987 fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon into either a a miniseries or a movie, EW.com reports. Additionally, the cabler has given the green light to five new reality series, per Deadline, including two new ghost-tinged shows, Paranormal Highway and Ghost Mine. Also on the roster are Hot Set, a movie set-based offshoot of Face Off, Viral Video Showdown (which is pretty self explanatory) and Collection Intervention, which features a collectibles expert helping people decide what to do with their trinkets.

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