ABC began airing “The Glass House” Tuesday courtesy of its first-ever live stream, and with that they showed a pretty clear message to everyone running the show over at “Big Brother” — they have no plans to shut down shop thanks to a lawsuit that has been filed against them by CBS.
There are a few interesting arguments that ABC’s attorneys make concerning their new show in a new series of documents, which may end up being what ultimately keeps the show on the air.
First of all, ABC cites that they have spent $16 million promoting and producing this show so far, which demonstrates their amount of commitment to the idea — which they claim has a number of differences from “Big Brother” from America controlling more of the elimination process to the contestants up for elimination actually living within their own sequestered area for two days. As for the claims that the show “hired away” producers from “Big Brother” in order to steal their secrets, the familiar explanation is given that many of these people also worked with executive producer Kenny Rosen on “Hell’s Kitchen,”and it is easier to hire familiar faces than trying to find new ones with similar qualifications.
We are going to have more coverage of this case as it progresses, but for the time being we’d still bet on this show making it to air Monday night.
Are you planning to watch the season premiere — if out of curiosity more than anything else?