Is Robin Going Crazy In 'The Glass House'?

Anybody's whose watched any of these reality shows that package people together in confined spaces know how mentally taxing it can be, but is Robin really cracking up after only three weeks in "The Glass House" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on ABC)? She admitted to not being able to sleep, and viewers got to see her inexplicably scrubbing the floors by hand in the middle of the night. What's strange about that? "I'm an over-the-top, dramatic person, but I'm not bats*** crazy!" she said during a sleep-deprived confessional. "And right now I am and I know it." Robin was picked as one of America's least liked contestants, alongside Erica -- who was up for the second week in a row. Holly was brought back from Limbo this week, with Apollo getting voted out. After the challenge, Robin's team lost and it was a battle to see who would join her in Limbo. Jeffrey turned it into a political issue over Andrea voting against gay marriage, but he was only able to rally 5 votes, creating a 5-5 tie with Ashley. Who will return? Find out when "The Glass House" continues Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

TV Ratings: Olympics swimming trials, 'America's Got Talent' earn NBC a win

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 25, 2012NBC rode the U.S. 2012 Olympic swimming trials and "America's Got Talent" starting Las Vegas week to a win Monday night, beating the next closest network by over 2 million viewers. The win for the Peacock drew 7.8 million viewers, a 4.7 rating/8 share in households. ABC's "Bachelorette" helped it take second, though "The Glass House" did the network no favors - the new reality show lost a million viewers from last week's premiere. ABC averaged 5.75 million views and a 4.0/7. FOX's cooking shows were third with 5.4 million, 3.2/5, followed by CBS' reruns at 5.2 million, 3.4/6. The CW trialed with 385,000 viewers, 0.3/0.In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX and NBC tied at 2.3, followed by ABC (1.9), CBS (1.2) and the CW (0.1). Monday hour by hour: 8 p.m.NBC: Olympics swimming trials (6.95 million, 4.4/7) ABC: "The Bachelorette" (6.7 million viewers, 4.7/8 households) FOX: "Hell's...

'The Glass House' Elimination And New Drama

After the surprise that Jacob had quit "The Glass House" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on ABC) after being sent to Limbo last week, viewers and contestants still had to wait to see if self-proclaimed villain Alex would return. Only, Alex was more mean than villainous, and with no seeming strategy behind his antics. So it wasn't a surprise that America sent him packing. But with Alex not around to distract them, the contestants turned their attention to Holly. She'd lied about her college major, but it turned out she could have just been honest. They caught her because she couldn't name a single artist, though she'd claimed she majored in art history. But her reveal that she really majored in psychology didn't go over either, because the only psychologist she could name was Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil? Apollo did a good job of unraveling in paranoia after being revealed alongside Alicia as one of the two most unpopular people in the house, according to the viewers. This dubious honor made them team captains. After Apollo's team lost, he decided that Gene must have thrown the challenge. He was hoping to convince others to put Gene into limbo alongside him, but it wasn't to be. The votes went unanimously for Holly. Now it's up to America to decided which one to give the boot. "The Glass House" continues Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'Glass House' smackdown: CBS' phony 'Dancing on the Stars' press release

CBS is throwing more than stones at "The Glass House." In an unprecedented press release spoof, the Eye net retaliated today against ABC's alleged "Big Brother" copycat by announcing a takeoff of the hit reality competition show "Dancing With the Stars.""CBS announces development of 'Dancing on the Stars,' an exciting and completely original reality program that owes its concept and execution to nobody at all," reads the tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek release. "Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community" -- an obvious reference to its litigation to block "The Glass House" from the airwaves -- "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...

TV Ratings: 'The Glass House' premiere soft for ABC; NBC wins the night in viewers

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 18, 2012"The Glass House," ABC's new summer reality show, did not get off to an auspicious start for its Monday night premiere episode. It received lower ratings than last week's "Castle" rerun, and it also saw a loss of over 700,000 viewers from the first half-hour to the second.NBC led the night in viewers, averaging 7.56 million - which means "America's Got Talent" is quite a bit more popular than last week's Stanley Cup finals. The Peacock also averaged a 4.4 rating/7 share in households. ABC was second with 6 million viewers, 4.2/7, followed by FOX at 5.5 million, 3.1/5, CBS at 5.2 million, 3.4/6 and the CW at 465,000 viewers, 0.3/1.In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX won with 2.4, followed by NBC (2.3), ABC (2.0), CBS (1.3) and the CW (0.2). Monday hour by hour: 8 p.m.NBC: "America's Got Talent" (11.2 million, 6.7/11) ABC: "The Bachelorette" (6.6 million...

'The Glass House': Does It Feature The Worst Villain Ever?

Opening with the lines, "The show they didn't want you to see," ABC premiered "The Glass House" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on ABC). This despite CBS trying to block it from the air as part of their lawsuit. The network alleges it is too similar to their own voyeuristic reality show "Big Brother." There are some notable differences, like the almost ridiculous amount of viewer involvement. It did bring an interesting element to the show, though. "Primetime 99" Alex Stein -- that's his own nickname and he's very proud of it -- asked America if he should "turn into the most epic villain in the history of reality TV." America voted yes -- the other players don't know what he asked -- and he immediately went to work being at least the meanest person to ever play a reality show. After his team lost the first challenge, he found himself not surprisingly put up for elimination by vote in the house, alongside the automatic nod for his team captain Jacob. In a closing shock, it was revealed that Jacob actually quit the game as soon as he was sent to limbo to await America's decision. But that doesn't make Alex automatically safe. He still awaits America's vote. Find out if he goes or returns when "The Glass House" continues, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Why did Jacob quit 'The Glass House'?

It was revealed at the end of "The Glass House" premiere Monday night (June 18) that Jacob, the 28-year-old cook from Oregon, had quit the game as soon as he was put in Limbo by virtue of being the captain of the losing team in the first challenge. Why did he quit?No one seems to know yet. His official Glass House Twitter has been quiet since June 14. We've been guessing that he quit so that his "bromance" buddy Alex could have an automatic bid back into the house, since Alex has been an obnoxious pot-stirrer since the game began. However, what Jacob doesn't know, if that is the reason, is that Alex's fate is still being voted on by the viewers - and we've got our fingers crossed America votes him out. What do you think, "Glass House" players? And check back here later - we'll update as soon as we know why Jacob...

'The Glass House' premiere: 'Big Brother' will be watching but will you?

"Big Brother" really is watching.ABC intends to launch a very similar competitive reality show called "The Glass House" Monday, June 18. At this writing, its makers were proceeding with it despite a lawsuit filed by CBS, which has aired the American version of the internationally popular "Big Brother" since 2000.Executive producer Kenny Rosen, a veteran of "Big Brother" -- one of nearly 20 who CBS says used to work on that show -- maintains the big difference is that rather than keeping the players isolated from the outside world, "The Glass House" will allow viewers to use social media to interact with the 14 contestants who enter a house and compete in challenges for a $250,000 grand prize.PICS: 'The Glass House' Season 1"We've got some big personalities," Rosen tells Zap2it of the rivals who will make "The Glass House" their summer home. "The whole point of the show is to give the audience the control...

The Glass House (ABC) Preview and Cast Photos

ABC’s new reality series  The Glass House  premieres on Monday June 18 at 10 pm ET/PT. Check out our  The Glass House write up  for the show as well. Synopsis:  On the series premiere of “The Glass  House,” 14 players begin their quest for a quarter of a million dollar prize as they live and compete in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house. Immediately, viewers have control over decisions affecting the game right from the start. 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. “The Glass House” premieres MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network . Read More...  

Judge Denies CBS' Efforts to Block 'The Glass House' Premiere

U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess denies the plaintiff's request for temporary restraining order, saying that 'CBS has not persuaded us that it will succeed on its claims' in a full trial.