CBS Warns ABC Not to Air 'The Glass House' Claiming It Is Too Similar to 'Big Brother'


TVByTheNumbers readers were not the only ones who noticed a similarity between ABC’s upcoming summer reality series The Glass House and CBS’s long-running Big Brother. Lawyers for CBS sent a letter to ABC President Anne Sweeney warning that if ABC proceeds with the show, the network will be “acting at their own peril” and that if ABC airs The Glass House, CBS will “pursue all available remedies.”

CBS’s lawyers also allege in the letter that numerous former producers of Big Brother have been hired to work on The Glass House in violation of the Non Disclosure Agreements they signed with CBS. The entire letter can be found here.

How long before NBC sends FOX a similar strongly worded missive about it’s upcoming dating show The Choice, which overtly parodies the hit music competition, The Voice?

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