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Big Brother 14 Cast Revealed — But There's a Twist!

Willie Hantz

Every summer, Big Brother host Julie Chen warns viewers to expect the unexpected, but this year the game will really be turned upside down as 12 brand-new houseguests move in with four returning all-stars who aren't necessarily after the $500,000 grand prize.

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CBS Mocks ABC by "Developing" Fake Dancing on the Stars Series

After a judge denied CBS' request to prevent the airing of ABC's new reality program The Glass House -- which CBS believes to be a direct rip-off of its long-running hit Big Brother -- the network fired back Wednesday with a mock press release announcing the development of a new show called Dancing on the Stars, a blatant play on ABC's hit competition series Dancing with the Stars.

Judge denies CBS' restraining order request against Glass House

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Ratings: The Glass House Has Low Debut; The Killing Finale Down

The Glass House

CBS may have lost the legal battle (for now), but it's won the ratings war.

ABC's Big Brother-like new series The Glass House opened to a soft 4.18 million viewers and a 1.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday, down 33 percent ...
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Big Brother vs. The Glass House: How Similar Are They Really?

The Glass House

Despite the legal battle brought on by CBS (read more about that here), ABC's Big Brother-style reality competition show The Glass House made its debut Monday night.

If you've been following the courtroom drama, or if you're a Big Brother loyalist (like myself), you were probably pretty curious to see just how similar the two shows are to one another. read more

Judge Denies CBS' Restraining Order Request Against Glass House

The Glass House

It seems ABC has won this round.

A judge has denied CBS' request for a temporary restraining order that would've prevented ABC's The Glass House from premiering next week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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CBS Continues Its Fight Against ABC in Glass House vs. Big Brother Smackdown

The Glass House

The Glass House vs. Big Brother continues.

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ABC Files Counterclaim Against CBS in The Glass House vs. Big Brother Smackdown

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The ABC/CBS legal saga continues. In response to CBS' temporary restraining order last week — which attempted to prevent ABC from airing The Glass House — ABC retaliated with a counterclaim in court Monday.
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CBS Files Restraining Order Against ABC to Halt Premiere of The Glass House

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CBS filed a temporary restraining order Thursday against ABC in an effort to prevent the network from airing the new reality show The Glass House, which CBS believes is a direct rip-off of its long-running hit Big Brother, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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Reality TV's Copycat Fight: Can CBS Stop ABC's Glass House?

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Radio and TV pioneer Fred Allen once quipped, "Imitation is the sincerest form of television." But he didn't live to see today's reality-TV wars, which erupted again this spring after CBS accused ABC of ripping off Big Brother and Fox announced plans to tweak NBC's The Voice. read more

CBS to ABC: Don't Even Try to Rip Off Big Brother

Porsche Briggs and Kalia Booker

And here we thought NBC would be trying to shut down Fox's new The Voice rip-off The Choice. But its CBS who is up in arms over ABC's news that the network would be launching a Big Brother-style reality series called Glass House.

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Premiered: July 05, 2000, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The lives of disparate housemates are captured on-camera 24/7 over a three-month period, with one person getting the boot every week (originally it was every two weeks). The last to leave wins $500,000. The intrusive Orwellian premise drew its share of critical barbs, but the series was popular enough to spawn a number of sequels.

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