CBS Threatens ABC Over Upcoming Reality Series

CBS Threatens ABC Over Upcoming Reality Series
Los Angeles -- CBS is hoping a legal warning shot shatters rival network ABC's plans for its reality show "The Glass House."

Attorneys for CBS sent ABC executives a letter Friday warning that "The Glass House" is "strikingly" similar to CBS' show "Big Brother." The network notes that ABC may be benefiting from the fact that 18 former "Big Brother" staffers and executives are now working on the planned ABC show.

"Glass House" would feature contestants who are constantly filmed and eliminated from a home they share, and viewers will be able to influence many of their actions, according to a description of the series released Monday. "Big Brother," which has aired on CBS since 2000, has similar features.

Attorneys for CBS noted that the former "Big Brother" staffers now working on the show, including "Glass House" Executive Producer Kenny Rosen, all signed nondisclosure agreements and are likely violating them by working on the new series.
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