CBS is still fighting the powers that be at ABC over the upcoming reality show The Glass House, claiming it’s a complete copycat of Big Brother.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the judge hearing the case rejected CBS’s request to have everything wrapped up by 5 pm today, instead saying he won’t make a ruling until at least June 15. The Glass House is set to premiere June 18. CBS still could file a restraining order against Glass House production until the matter is solved.
As we reported earlier, CBS is trying to put a stop to the show because at least 19 former employees of Big Brother are apart of The Glass House production and crew. CBS claims trade secrets have been revealed and copyright infringement has occurred.
The latest move by CBS was a motion filed Monday requesting more information on the ABC show, including show outlines. ABC has until June 11 to provide supporting documents, according to the court documents.
“CBS undeniably has an interest in stopping the irreparable harm caused by Defendants’ ongoing misappropriation of trade secrets, infringement of Big Brother‘s copyright and other unlawful activity (including spoilaiton of evidence),” the latest filing states. “For these reasons, CBS intends to seek a temporary restraining order preventing the ongoing production and imminent airing of Glass House on June 18.”
ABC is not backing down, however. They continue to respond with their own court filings. ”It is preposterous for CBS to argue that a one-page outdated master control room schedule from an old season of Big Brother is a trade secret,” an ABC filing says.
The premiere of Glass House is less than two weeks away and ABC has even announced the cast. Will the show actually air? ABC has no plans to halt production but will a court force the network to? Time will tell.
Do you think CBS should just let it go? Do you think ABC has done anything wrong?