ABC rejects Golden Cage because of cost

ABC has decided not to produce The Golden Cage, a reality series in which contestants live in luxury and compete to win the house, which in the European version was stocked with prostitutes.

The reason for ABC’s rejection was not the prostitutes. Instead, the show’s production company Talpa says “ABC was put off by the costs involved in producing the program,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Last February, ABC announced that it had acquired the show. Big Brother‘s creator John de Mol was producing the new series, which first aired in Europe.

ABC rejects ‘Big Brother’ successor [Hollywood Reporter]

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