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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

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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.

Lawyers for CBS... read more

Exclusive: ABC Orders Summer Reality Show The Glass House

The Glass House

ABC is already getting into the singing competition game with this summer's Duets, and now it's taking on CBS' long-running Big Brother as well. The network has partnered with a former Big Brother producer to build The Glass House, which will air this summer.

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Big Brother's Brendon and Rachel Dish The Amazing Race

Brendon and Rachel

They're back, bitches! Former Big Brother faves Rachel Reilly and fiancé Brendon Villegas are now kicking up the dust — and kicking some ass — on CBS' The Amazing Race. read more

Amazing Race Welcomes Big Brother Vets, Married Clowns for 20th Season

Amazing Race

Big Brother winner Rachel Reilly may have walked out of the house with the $500,000 check last summer, but does she have what it takes to race around the world for the full million.
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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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