CBS may have lost their temporary injunction in keeping ABC’s The Glass House off-air, but that’s not keeping the eye network from letting Big Brother‘s The Zingbot write press releases for them.
CBS maintains that ABC’s The Glass House is a complete rip off of the long running hit Big Brother and is still proceeding in making sure everyone knows, and drumming up a little press for Big Brother which begins it’s 14th season in less then 3 weeks.
Today, the network sent out a bogus press release claiming they’ve got a brand new show on their hands called Dancing on the Stars where celebrities will head into a cemetery filled with the corpuses of long-gone stars and have them dance with partners ala Dancing With The Stars. You can check out the full ‘press release’ after the jump.
What do you guys think of the latest stone thrown (pun intended) by CBS against ABC and The Glass House? Is it ludicrous that CBS thinks that Big Brother is a completely new concept, or is there some merit with their allegations? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.
CBS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF “DANCING ON THE STARS,” AN EXCITING AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL REALITY PROGRAM THAT OWES ITS CONCEPT AND EXECUTION TO NOBODY AT ALL
Los Angeles, June 20, 2012 – Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community, CBS Television today felt it was appropriate to reveal the upcoming launch of an exciting, groundbreaking and completely original new reality program for the CBS Television Network.
The dazzling new show, DANCING ON THE STARS, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.
The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 and now houses the remains of Andrew “Fatty” Arbuckle, producer Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Muni, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, George Harrison of the Beatles and Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones, among many other great stars of stage, screen and the music business. The company noted that permission to broadcast from the location is pending, and that if efforts in that regard are unsuccessful, approaches will be made to Westwood Village Memorial Park, where equally scintillating luminaries are interred.
“This very creative enterprise will bring a new sense of energy and fun that’s totally unlike anything anywhere else, honest,” said a CBS spokesperson, who also revealed that the Company has been working with a secret team for several months on the creation of the series, which was completely developed by the people at CBS independent of any other programming on the air. “Given the current creative and legal environment in the reality programming business, we’re sure nobody will have any problem with this title or our upcoming half-hour comedy for primetime, POSTMODERN FAMILY.”
“After all,” the spokesperson added, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”