CBS Seeks Restraining Order Against Upcoming ABC Series

Jun 8, 2012  •  Post A Comment

With less than two weeks until a new ABC reality show debuts, CBS has asked a court to block the premiere, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.

An outside attorney for the network filed a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court late Thursday, seeking to prevent ABC from debuting “Glass House” June 18.

The network has already sued, alleging copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and breach of fiduciary against ABC and its parent, The Walt Disney Co., the story points out. CBS is concerned with what it sees as similarities between “Glass House” and CBS’s “Big Brother.”

As previously reported, ABC revealed this week that it is going ahead with the new show despite the lawsuit.

"Glass House" features 14 contestants living under the same roof, with cameras tracking their lives. The winner will receive $250,000.

ABC said the latest legal action is a "naked attempt by CBS to stifle competition and creativity," the story notes.

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