“The Glass House” is ABC’s new summer reality show offering, putting contestants in a house that is completely wired and letting the viewers vote on various aspects of the competition. ABC has released pictures from the series and the house is definitely not to be missed.
It sort of makes us think of if the “Big Brother” summer theme was “what 1950s people thought The Future would look like.” But say that with the greatest affection – it looks pretty awesome. ABC has also announced more details about how the first few episodes will work:
In the first episode, two teams of seven, as decided upon by viewers, will challenge each other in a game of “Twist & Shout” where each team must solve a massive wall puzzle based on information about their fellow contestants. The team with the fastest time wins and the losing team sends two players into limbo where they make one final plea online to America in the hopes of being voted back into the house.
After the Monday premiere and every week following, viewers are able to
view an additional 4-hour live stream from inside the house from 11:00
p.m.-3:00 a.m., ET and then again during the one-hour blocks on Tuesdays
From Tuesday, June 12 to Thursday, June 14, there will be hour-long live streams from inside the house from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Through live polling, viewers will be able to influence what the players are doing at that moment in the game – from what they wear and eat to who they interact with.
Also, Melissa, the freelancer writer from Chicago, has been replaced in the house by Holly, a retail salesperson from Detroit. You can start voting even before the show starts at ABC’s official website. Check out our gallery to see all the contestants and more pictures of “The Glass House,” which premieres Monday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.