Fourteen Dynamic and Competitive Individuals Move Into 'The Glass House'

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June 4th, 2012

via press release:




Exciting New Competition Series -- Where Fans Vote and Decide Everything --

Premieres Monday, June 18 on ABC


Players Will Live Together and Compete for $250,000



“The Glass House,” the exciting and interactive real-time reality competition where viewers are in charge of the game, proudly welcomes 14 contestants who will live and compete for a quarter of a million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house. Not only will they be playing against each other, they will also be playing to win over the viewing audience each week, as contestants are directed by the fans who control every move they make throughout the competition. “The Glass House” premieres MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.


The 14 contestants (and their hometowns) are:


Alex, bail bondsman (age 25) – Dallas, TX

Andrea, bookkeeper (age 31) – Valencia, CA

Apollo, poet/author (age 28) – Phoenix, AZ

Ashley, paralegal (age 30) – New Orleans, LA

Erica, cocktail waitress (age 27) – Denver, CO

Gene, stuntman (age 28) – Chicago, IL

Jacob, cook (age 28) – Coos Bay, OR

Jeffrey, receptionist (age 35) – Brooklyn, NY

Joy, nurse (age 27) – Fredericksburg, VA

Kevin, police sergeant (age 33) – Toledo, OH

Melissa, freelance journalist (age 31) – Chicago, IL

Mike, bar mitzvah DJ (age 48) – Pembroke, MA

Robin, blogger (age 43) – Washington, DC

Stephanie, scientist (age 32) – Boston, MA



In “The Glass House,” viewers will be encouraged to follow and support the contestants they like, with their votes – via online and social media avenues – helping to determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week. But viewer feedback doesn’t end there: Several times a week, viewers can watch a live online feed of the players, and vote to decide everything from what they wear and eat to the games they play, even where they sleep. In addition viewers will have the opportunity to give their favorite players feedback on their game from outside the house. How the contestants use that information is up to them, because in the end this is about who plays the best social game, so the most important alliances players can have are with their fans.


Beginning Saturday, June 9, “The Glass House” website on will be live for early voting on various aspects of the house and game prior to the contestants’ moving in on June 11. The site will also feature bonus non-broadcast scenes that will enhance the viewing experience.


“The Glass House” is executive-produced by Kenny Rosen (“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Big Brother”). It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

  • Survivor Fan

    I am really looking forward to this one. I whish that ABC would give us photos of the contestants.

  • bettyinspiresme

    I’m looking forward to the show, but what is happening with the lawsuit CBS threatened them with?

  • Kavyn

    @Survivor Fan There are photos (and quick videos) that only US can see. They’re much more… normal-looking (uglier) than the BB casting selections. Much more like the beginning years of Big Brother before the models.

  • Jayme

    I am shocked this is going to air.

  • Samunto

    So ABC clearly can’t even be bothered by the lawsuit. If CBS continues to pursue the suit, it’ll only mean more publicity for the ABC show leading up to it’s premiere. And apparently lawsuits over reality aren’t easy.

    I’ve also seen the pics on and i agree that the cast looks normal. This show could work….

  • Survivor Fan

    I think that I just looked too early to see the pictures before. While not every woman is attractive, there are probably 3 hot women (Andrea, Ashley, and Joy).

  • Chris

    I don’t understand the CBS lawsuit. Sure it sounds like Big Brother, but unlike BB where most actions are determined by the houseguests with a few being determined by online vote, The Glass House has virtually all actions determined by online vote. That’s a difference in itself.

  • Sheena

    @Chris I think more than concept, the issue is with who is working on the show, and if they are in breach of their agreement, by sharing trade secrets they may have gotten from working on “Big Brother”.

    I am a fan of “Big Brother” (the reality show, that is), and I think that makes me even more interested in “Glass House”. I can’t help but applaud ABC for actually going through with this.

  • boogke

    I think they should’ve at least put some hot people in there….from a business standpoint, it gets people to tune in.

  • Bob

    I am excited about this show. However, I will watch Big Brother if they are on at the same time. I love Big Brother. A great show.

  • noname


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