A federal judge has denied CBS's request for a restraining order against production of ABC's The Glass House. That means the show will premiere Monday night as originally planned.
The judge said even though there are similarities between the two shows, he called the idea “generic” and didn't think they could be copyrighted.
“I don’t know that Glass House will have any impact on Big Brother,” Federal judge Gary Allen Feess said. “Big Brother will go forward.”
Feess also said he didn't see how trade secrets could have been stolen when CBS has allowed people to take tours of the Big Brother control room and set. He basically added that they're not doing anything that original, as far as reality television is concerned.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the judge did say CBS is free to continue the fight, but for now he doesn't see an issue with ABC airing the show.
Something tells me the judge isn't much of a reality television fan. What do you think? Will you be watching The Glass House Monday night?