ABC has passed on the chance to acquire Golden Cage, the successor to Big Brother, citing no, not highbrow tastes, but prohibitive production costs. According to the Reporter, Golden Cage - which has broadcast in the Netherlands - has strangers cohabitate in a luxurious house with one goal: to irritate the other inhabitants into submission. Last man standing gets the house.

Out here, we call that "a Hamptons share." - MWM