'The Glass House' Premieres Monday, June 18 on ABC

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June 11th, 2012

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June 11, 2012








Players Compete in their First Challenge, “Twist & Shout”


A New Contestant Joins the Cast


Live Online Streaming Immediately Following Monday Night’s Episode


“Episode 101” – On the series premiere of “The Glass House,” 14 players begin their quest for a quarter of a million dollar prize as they live and compete in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house.  Immediately, viewers have control over decisions affecting the game right from the start. In the first episode, two teams of seven, as decided upon by viewers, will challenge each other in a game of “Twist & Shout” where each team must solve a massive wall puzzle based on information about their fellow contestants. The team with the fastest time wins and the losing team sends two players into limbo where they make one final plea online to America in the hopes of being voted back into the house. “The Glass House” premieres MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.


“The Glass House” takes interactive storytelling to the next level, with fans at ABC.com/TheGlassHouse directing the players' actions in the house both online and on-air. Fans can go to the site now to watch video introductions from the players and start voting on everything from who their favorite players are to how the game will get started, including which bed they may have to share, how teams are divided and what type of housewarming party they should have. From Tuesday, June 12 to Thursday, June 14, there will be hour-long live streams from inside the house from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Through live polling, viewers will be able to influence what the players are doing at that moment in the game - from what they wear and eat to who they interact with.


After the Monday premiere and every week following, viewers are able to view an additional 4-hour live stream from inside the house from 11:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m., ET and then again during the one-hour blocks on Tuesdays - Thursdays. In addition to the live polling, daily polls will pose larger strategic questions that impact what the players may do during the next on-air episode and a Limbo Vote will determine which player can be saved from elimination. In addition, viewers will have the opportunity to give all of the player’s feedback on their game from outside the house. How the players use that information is up to them, but in the end this is about who plays the best social game, so the most important alliances players can have are with their fans.


Contestant Melissa, a freelance journalist (age 31) from Chicago, IL, will no longer participate and has been replaced by Holly, retail sales (age 21) from Detroit, MI.


The 14 contestants (in alphabetical order) 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

Holly, retail sales (age 21) – Detroit, MI

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

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

Robin, blogger (age 43) – Washington, DC

Stephanie, scientist (age 32) – Boston, MA


“The Glass House” is executive-produced by Kenny Rosen (“Hell’s Kitchen”).

  • cody

    rip off of big brother and big brother’s “america’s player” concept.

  • Bob

    I don’t think this show will be as successful as big Brother….I hope not at least.

  • Hillbilly

    I guess the law suit CBS filed isn’t stopping them. Maybe they dropped it? I thought i read an article just the other day that said they was going forward with the suit.

  • Holly


    Actually I think the latest is that ABC has until the 15th to respond with the possibility still open that it will have to be pulled at the last minute.

  • Hillbilly

    By Jean Bentley June 8, 2012 5:38 PM ET

    CBS is still quite unhappy with ABC’s upcoming “Big Brother”-esque reality competition “Glass House” — so much so that the network has filed a temporary restraining order to prevent ABC from airing the “Glass House” series premiere on June 18.

    Read more here.

    I’m guessing ABC figures a judge won’t stop them from airing it.

  • Hillbilly


    That could be the case. Maybe ABC is milking the whole deal to get free publicity. Be interesting to see what happens.

  • Sami

    Glass house seems interesting, Never watched Big brother and not interested to.

  • Survivor Fan

    Superficially, I am happy that Melissa has been replaced with Holly. I really hope that this show airs, as I usually love this stuff.

  • Justin121

    What does a restraining order mean in this case?

    Most articles I read don’t reference what it means.

  • Jase

    I saw pics of the house and without question, it puts the BB house to shame. The contestants don’t seem very interesting to me, but time will tell whether that’s the case. Overall, the show sounds interesting and I plan to watch.

  • Liz

    I really don’t see the big deal for some like me I will watch and I will also still watch BB. People that like to watch reality show will watch all of them at least once to see if they like them. The only people that might have a issue with this came are the diehard BB fan. I like BB but I have room in my tv watching tv to watch both if I get into Glass houses sound like it will e fun.

  • Sheena

    I have watched B.B. since season one. And I am actually very interested to see where this show goes. I hope it does well, at least for the sake of all the backlash it is getting. If anything, I would think this would make people want to watch the show even more.

  • Survivor Fan

    ABC should market this as ‘The show that is so good that CBS did not want you to see it’.

  • Mike

    The media says is 100 times better than Big Brother. Promo looks good.

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  • tv log

    Attention CBS! ABC is suing you over The Talk! you sue ABC over 20/20! Then NBC sue both you its of Tonight show, Nightly News, and Today show! Fox get sue having So You Think You Can Dance that’s copy of Dancing with The Stars! You gotten burned on Boot Camp! I like Boot Camp when Fox broadcast it! I loving Glass House! Can you trade names! ABC is broadcasting real concept of Big Brother! By the way, Mark Burnett! Sue CBS coping your show on CBS! Survivor! Big Brother from 2001 through now has been more Survivor than it had come out in Denmark before Last Man Standing in Sweden!

  • Baja

    i realy think they should let this show play its self out…its kinda funny! we all have our likes and dislikes so i guess it depends on that=)

  • Survivor Fan

    I loved the premiere last night, and I am hoping to see high ratings. Is a 3.0 too much to ask for?

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