CBS Goes Back to Court in Dispute With ABC Reality Show

Aug 3, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Even though ABC’s summer reality series "The Glass House" has been a bust in the ratings, CBS remains focused on the show and on allegations that it violates CBS copyrights and trade secrets, the Associated Press reports.

CBS alleges that "The Glass House" copies the format of "Big Brother." The network has amended legal documents and returned to court this week to object to several alleged similarities it has spotted since ABC has been airing the program.

“The network says ABC ‘stole every aspect’ of the show’s ‘tangible creative expression.’” the story reports. “Both shows employ dozens of cameras to monitor a houseful of contestants vying for a cash prize.”

As of this week, ABC had aired seven episodes of "The Glass House." CBS’s "Big Brother," in its 14th season, runs three nights a week.

As previously reported, a court in June denied CBS’s effort to keep “The Glass House” from making it to air. ABC has prevailed in other preliminary court rulings as well.

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