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'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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/glass-house-smackdown-cbs-phony-dancing-on-the-stars-press-release.html

'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. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/vmfFm_XDf6Q/the-glass-house-premiere-alex-epic-villain-video_n_1607963.html

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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/why-did-jacob-quit-the-glass-house.html

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... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/06/18/the-glass-house-abc-preview-and-cast-photos/  

ABC's 'Glass House' to air despite CBS' lawsuit, says federal judge

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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/abcs-glass-house-to-air-despite-cbs-lawsuit-says-federal-judge.html

'The Glass House' live feeds reveal Mike kills baby bunnies

"The Glass House" live feeds continue to be a little baffling - Wednesday, June 13, the houseguests were made to answer a question about their biggest mistake or regret, one by one. And they could do it in front of the other guests or they could go off somewhere private. Mike, the 48-year-old Bar mitzvah DJ, told this horrendous story about how one time he hit a bunny with his car - which, fine. Sometimes you hit things, it's horrible. But he shared that the bunny wasn't dead, and he didn't know what to do, so he backed over it. And it still wasn't dead! So he continued to go back and forth over it and it took forever to die.If that weren't horrible enough, he reveals that off to the side of the road, he saw that there were like 10 baby bunnies - he had hit the mother. So he ran over all... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/the-glass-house-live-feeds-reveal-mike-kills-baby-bunnies.html

ABC's 'The Glass House' lets viewers take the reins

Reality television brings even more power to those with the remote control with the premiere of ABC's new series, "The Glass House" on Monday, June 18.Quarried off from the world in a house constructed within another one's roof, this new series takes a spin on "Big Brother" by putting 14 players under complete surveillance in a home, living together with no access to the exterior community (or even sunlight for that matter). This time around, however, viewers control every aspect of the show, from what challenges players face, to who needs an attitude recharge, to who should go home for good.Zap2It was invited on an exclusive visit to the set Thursday (June 8), where Executive Producer Kenny Rosen revealed the inside tricks to filming his new project, and gave a few insights as to why he believes the show will be a hit."I think we have a really good game, and I think America's gonna... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/abcs-the-glass-house-lets-viewers-take-the-reins.html

'The Glass House' live feeds might help 'Big Brother' lawsuit

"The Glass House" debuted its live feeds Tuesday, June 12 at from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. If you missed them, never fear - they weren't overly exciting today and they will be up Wednesday and Thursday every week too, at the same time.The majority of the hour was spent with online viewers answering poll questions that were relationship-related - "Is it OK to have sex on a first date?", "Is it OK to marry someone outside your religion?", "What would you do if your child was gay?", etc - and then the houseguests were answering for themselves and then were told if they matched what the majority of viewers said. It wasn't clear what the point of the exercise was, exactly. Was the show keeping score for each contestant? Will that be how the "viewers" vote on the seven-person teams for the premiere episode competition? It was a little confusing and not that... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/the-glass-house-live-feeds-might-help-big-brother-lawsuit.html
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