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ABC Rejects CBS Lawsuit: Big Brother Not That Original

May 24, 2012 02:00 PM by Melissa Stavarski

It appears as if ABC does not intend to shelve their new reality series, The Glass House, despite a lawsuit filed by CBS.  CBS claims The Glass House is a ripoff of their hit summer show Big Brother.  CBS filed their lawsuit earlier this month.  ABC has finally made a move in the matter.  According to TMZ, ABC rejects CBS’s copycat claims and asks the judge to throw out the lawsuit completely.  ABC fires back to CBS, “You’re not that original.”

ABC debunks the “outrageous” claims made by CBS.  ABC says, “There is nothing secret about editing a program with multiple feeds together or developing a narrative structure for it. That is reality TV.”

The CBS legal department needs to calm down and put their Power of Veto back in its box.  This is hardly the first time a newly created reality show resembled a show already on the air.

American Idol, meet The X Factor.  The X Factor, meet The Voice. Look at The Voice and The Choice.  One show is looking for a one hit wonder and one show is looking for a one night stand, but their titles rhyme and they each feature red spinning chairs.  CBS, take note; there’s more than enough room for both Big Brother and The Glass House.

Still, executive producer Kenny Rosen maintains that The Glass House is not Big Brother 2.0.  He says, “It’s an original concept, an original idea, and an original game that is nothing like any other show that’s ever been done.”    As of right now, ABC is not backing down, and The Glass House is set to premiere on Monday, June 18th.

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