'PBB' returns for new season with familiar faces

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 01 2016 04:05 AM

MANILA - The new season of "Pinoy Big Brother" is set to begin airing in July and will gather familiar faces to guide the fresh batch of housemates.

Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, and Robi Domingo will all reprise their role as the show's hosts. Mariel Rodriguez will join the trio, marking her official return to the reality program after more than six years.

The first teaser was released on Tuesday, giving fans a glimpse of the life stories of some of the potential housemates.

A new logo has also been unveiled. The old one, inspired by the Philippine flag, will be replaced in favor of a more minimalist look. The design, however, chose to retain the country's colors.

A format for this season has yet to be revealed, but is titled "Lucky 7." The show is expected to replace the Filipino-dubbed version of "Jane the Virgin" as part of ABS-CBN's late night block.