It’s looking like ABC’s “The Glass House” will go forward after all, despite CBS’ attempts to keep the show off the air, claiming it was too similar to its own summer reality series “Big Brother.”
U.S. District Judge Gary Feess said Friday (June 15) that he’s inclined to allow “The Glass House” to air because he was not persuaded that CBS had proved it would be harmed by the show. He also said the show’s audience participation factor is what makes it different, reports the AP.
“The audience involvement in particular in `The Glass House’ is a constant role in this show as it proceeds. I think is very likely to induce quite different behavior than one would expect to see in the `Big Brother’ show,” says Feess.
Feess says he will look at the issues raised during a hearing Friday, but does not think his initial decision will change. He adds that CBS is trying to protect generic reality TV elements and that the network overstated its trade secret complaints.
Are you excited to have “The Glass House” coming your way, fans? It premiers Monday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.