CBS Press Release Jabs at Glass House

Spoof release says network developing 'Dancing On The Stars'

CBS Press Release Jabs at Glass House

In a hilarious move, CBS released a fake press release today taking a humorous jab at ABC and all the Glass House drama that's been going on.

The release says CBS is developing “Dancing On The Stars,” which will broadcast live from The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (shout out to the best cemetery tour guide ever, Kari Bible) “will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.”

Oh here, just look for yourself. It's hilarious:


            Los Angeles, June 20, 2012 – Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community, CBS Television today felt it was appropriate to reveal the upcoming launch of an exciting, ground-breaking and completely original new reality program for the CBS Television Network.

The dazzling new show, DANCING ON THE STARS, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.

The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 and now houses the remains of Andrew “Fatty” Arbuckle, producer Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Muni, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, George Harrison of the Beatles and Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones, among many other great stars of stage, screen and the music business. The company noted that permission to broadcast from the location is pending, and that if efforts in that regard are unsuccessful, approaches will be made to Westwood Village Memorial Park, where equally scintillating luminaries are interred.

“This very creative enterprise will bring a new sense of energy and fun that’s totally unlike anything anywhere else, honest,” said a CBS spokesperson, who also revealed that the Company has been working with a secret team for several months on the creation of the series, which was completely developed by the people at CBS independent of any other programming on the air. “Given the current creative and legal environment in the reality programming business, we’re sure nobody will have any problem with this title or our upcoming half-hour comedy for primetime, POSTMODERN FAMILY.”

“After all,” the spokesperson added, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

In case you haven't been following the CBS vs. ABC news, CBS was trying to stop production of ABC's new show The Glass House because of its similarities to Big Brother. A federal judge on Friday blocked CBS' requestfor a restraining order and the ABC show premiered Monday night as planned.

Did you love the fake press release or what?



  • Ksteeves19

    haha. funny cbs.

  • Michelle Jones

    It’s nice to see a sense of humor after all the ridiculouslessness!!!

  • Dr. Detroit

    I think there’s a bit of irony when CBS takes a shot at ABC for copying Big Brother, yet CBS TOTALLY copied ABC with “The Talk”. A BLATANT knock-off of “The View”.
    Other than that, this was a “do as we say, not as we do” press release, and it made CBS look catty.

    • Richard H. Shores

      …let’s add Dogs In The City to the list. CBS should focus on giving us a great season of Big Brother and stop worrying about a show that will risk geting canned if the ratings do not improve.

  • Hannah Abbott

    It would be funny IF CBS hadn’t stolen ABC’s The View and called it The Talk. . ..shame on CBS.. .

  • Freway01

    After seeing the ratings, I bet ABC wishes CBS was successful getting the restraining order.

    • AnnieO

      I agree. ABC was at the bottom of the pile. 4.2 mil and half way thru 700,000 viewers left. Not an auspicious start.

  • Scotm

    Somebody slept with somebody else’s spouse, bf, or gf…..I can smell it!….lol

  • gato

    HA! LOVE it!!

  • Damon Aldora

    I agree with you in that CBS’s move was hilarious. I do still think that Big Brother is better than Glass House, but I still liked the latter show. As much as I dislike Alex, I would have to say that without him, there wouldn’t be the drama in the house that we all look forward to, even if he did mess up the villainous role. One of my Dish co-workers suggested that I watch it since I like Big Brother, and I did like it. My receiver recorded it automatically using PrimeTime Anytime, and since I enabled Auto Hop, I didn’t have to skip the commercials manually. I’m looking forward to watching Big Brother this season though. As for the characters on this show, I hope that Alex gets voted off this week.