Did you notice some of the similarities between our beloved Big Brother and ABC’s newest foray into reality television with The Glass House? Well so did CBS, which is threatening legal action against ABC based on “classic copyright infringement.”
Lawyers from CBS have shot off Cease and Desist letters to ABC and producers involved with the show because they find the format to be a clear rip off of Big Brother, which will be going into it’s 14th season this July. The Glass House is set to premiere in June and they are casting now.
“In the strongest possible terms, we must admonish ABC and anyone involved in the development or production ofGlass House that they will be acting at their own peril if they continue to proceed in this manner,” lawyer Scott Edelman of the Gibson Dunn law firm writes, “and that CBS has instructed us to pursue all available remedies if this course of conduct continues.”
It also turns out at least 18 former Big Brother crew members are now taking part in The Glass House and CBS is raising a red flag to that as well, saying those former crew members know insider secrets regarding Big Brother and could use those in the production of the new show.
What do you think? Should ABC Cease and Desist? Or carry on and see who has the better show? Let us know in the comments.
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