There’s new information about Julie Chen’s future with Big Brother, including Celebrity Big Brother. Plus: a crazy theory about The Glass House.
The legal battles over ABC’s now-cancelled 2012 series The Glass House and its similarities to CBS’ Big Brother have ended, with CBS receiving a settlement and an apparent admission that one producer used materials from the CBS show. After CBS lost in court, it kept pursuing legal action against producers who once worked on Big… continue reading
ABC has cancelled The Glass House, the network has confirmed to me, so if you’ve been holding out hope that it’ll return this summer, it’s time to give up and let it go. Yes, my desperate plea to renew the low-rated summer competition series. The loss of the show is sad, but we’ll get through… continue reading
The legal battles over ABC’s The Glass House and CBS’ Big Brother have not ended, even though CBS lost in court and dropped its lawsuit. The network continued to pursue two producers and one ABC executive who used to work on Big Brother, and now, they’re suing for harassment, saying they want CBS to drop… continue reading
Since The Glass House was first announced at the end of April, I’ve had a range of reactions to the series. In concept, it sounded like a vastly improved Big Brother, and CBS’ subsequent lawsuit sounded like the network was scared of competition. When The Glass House finally debuted, it was pretty much a disaster,… continue reading
CBS has given up, finally, its absurd claims that Big Brother was ripped off by The Glass House, but will continue its legal proceedings against the crew members who used to work on the CBS series, including executive producer Kenny Rosen. In a really bullshit statement that fails to acknowledge the reality of their case,… continue reading
Go inside and behind the scenes of The Glass House, ABC’s Big Brother-like competition series.
The Glass House tied its season-low ratings last night, meaning the Olympics didn’t have any additional impact on the show (while Bachelor Pad fell to its series low). Its fans are sticking with it, but the low ratings are somewhat tragic because last night’s episode was, in a season of uneven episodes, clearly the best… continue reading
Last week, I went to ABC’s The Glass House to look through its windows and ask questions about the show that has earned more attention than viewers. It’s a intriguing concept–truly letting viewers impact the game in real-time, and letting players interact with viewers in a way they’ve never been able to before–but one that… continue reading
CBS is moving forward with its lawsuit against ABC and The Glass House, even though ABC thought the lawsuit was over, and has filed papers that make even more absurd arguments than before. Previously, the network claimed that parts of every reality show were unique to Big Brother. The lawsuit now says that “Glass House… continue reading
As a skee ball fan, I was just excited by last night’s The Glass House challenge: giant, crazy, curved skee ball–and not just because it was a head-to-head challenge, which are always better than the timed, one-team-at-a-time challenges. Alas, competition from real sports–the Olympics–didn’t help the show’s already-low ratings: it lost 25 percent of its… continue reading
The presidents of CBS and ABC disagree about whether or not the Big Brother versus The Glass House lawsuit is over. ABC thinks it is; CBS, who sued ABC, said it is not. ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told TV critics on Friday that their experiment with the series “was totally worth it” and added,… continue reading
The Glass House cast member Jacob quit the show after being sent to limbo on its first episode, and it seems that, like so many other reality stars before him, he has appeared in porn. “Jake Weston” appears on several cam web sites with several videos of him masturbating and playing with his body. Interestingly,… continue reading
It’s hard to believe but it’s true: Glass House has gone from mediocre to great in three episodes. Watching its evolution is as fascinating as watching what happens in the house, which is getting great. Last night’s episode had the following: A player, Stephanie, who confessed her husband had died. A player, Robin, who immediately… continue reading
The first episode of ABC’s The Glass House was such a mess of a letdown that I disengaged from the show all week, and didn’t watch the live feeds (no loss there). But the hope I had for the format came to life in the second episode, which was a remarkable improvement over the first…. continue reading