Big Brother is the American version of the Big Brother reality game show based on the Dutch television series of the same name originally created by John de Mol in 1997. The show follows a group of House Guests living together 24 hours a day in the "Big Brother" house, isolated from the outside world but under constant surveillance with no privacy for three months. Since its debut in 2000, Big Brother US has run continuously with at least one season of the show airing each year. It is currently the second longest running version to have done so, after the Spanish version. On September 19, 2012, CBS announced that Big Brother was renewed for its 15th season in summer 2013. The 15th season will debut on June 26, 2013.