‘Glass House’ NOT Like ‘Big Brother’ Says ABC

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‘Glass House’ NOT Like ‘Big Brother’ Says ABC

ABC is ready to play hardball with CBS regarding their upcoming reality show, The Glass House, which is set to premiere next month.

The network is fighting back in response to CBS’ lawsuit which alleges that 19 of its former Big Brother staff members left the show to create The Glass House, using insider information and trade secrets to do so. ABC is asking the judge to throw out the lawsuit. Court documents filed in response to the lawsuit state that ”there is nothing secret about editing a program with multiple feeds together or developing a narrative structure for it. That is reality TV.”

ABC also claims the two shows are different in that The Glass House is a team-based competition whereas Big Brother is played individually.

Another interesting point former Big Brother employees are making is that the producers of the show overwork – and grossly underpay – the staffers for their time and work. The documents go on to say, “it is common knowledge in the industry that low pay and the 24 hours a day/7 days a week filming schedule makes life on the Big Brother set difficult . . . employees prefer a different show with benefits and better hours is hardly evidence of a trade secret violation.”

A judge has yet to decide whether or not CBS may proceed with their suit.

ABC or CBS – who will prevail?


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000399537535 Jan Kingery-Walker

    Watch something on ABC …they might just cancel it. I will stay with the REAL BIG BROTHER

  • Kungfuwomn

    Since CBS has paid the winner of Big Brother only 500K and the other two reality shows pay a million dollars and i think BB has the more rabid fans when it comes to social media and they get paid the least.I think CBS should have upped the amount already plus they havent really changed the layout of house too much so makes me think they are pretty cheap.

  • woods

    i think abc will win the lawsuit but the glass house will get cancelled, either way big brother is and always will be the best

  • Jm

    ABC is now in 4th place in the demo. And glass house will fail. It is a cheap knock-off copy of big brother! I’ll stay with Big brother and number 1 cbs 4-life! So haters out there, STOP BEING SO BIASED!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5IP6N3BWQPYQNEQU5A6FO7TSI Jake

    The Glass House could be a good show if the they did the live feeds and if they did it before or after the BB season. Doing it during the the BB season it not smart they my loose a lot of viewer who are loyal BB when they are forced to make a choice. How many BB fans wouldn’t like a BB type show Twice a year instead of once, come on you know you would!!!!!!!!!

  • tom

    I don’t like that the person America likes most wins. That was part of the failed U.S. BB version, and it was rightly cut out.

  • Crissy126

    Watched every season of bb and just watched glass house ABC will lose the law suit they so stole this from CBS