The moment that the ratings for the season premiere of “The Glass House” came in, it was pretty apparent — CBS and “Big Brother” were not going to be in danger of losing any viewers before season 14 kicks off. The new show is a mess of bad ideas and uninspired challenges, and the only reason it had the premiere numbers it did were thanks to the controversy and the lawsuit suggesting that it was in fact just a close of the summer reality sensation.
Even though the case has not entered the courtroom again this week, CBS did just put out this rather hilarious press release talking about their new decision to “pick up” a show that has some serious “Dancing with the Stars” ties.
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
Los Angeles, June 21, 2012 – Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community, 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 by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.
“This very creative enterprise will bring a new sense of energy and fun that’s totally unlike anything anywhere else, honest,” said a CBS spokesperson, who also revealed that the Company has been working with a secret team for several months on the creation of the series, which was completely developed by the people at CBS independent of any other programming on the air. “Given the current creative and legal environment in the reality programming business, we’re sure nobody will have any problem with this title or our upcoming half-hour comedy for primetime, POSTMODERN FAMILY.”
“After all,” the spokesperson added, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
There’s no word on when “Dancing On the Stars” will air (obviously never), but “Big Brother” will return on Thursday, July 12 with its first new episode of the season and with the massive disappointment that “Glass House” is, July 12th cannot come any sooner. The question now is whether or not “Glass House” will be canceled by then.
How much do you love what CBS did here?