PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN’T THROW STONES
CBS, no doubt, is none too pleased it could not stop Big Brother clone The Glass House on ABC from airing (which opened on Monday with a lackluster 3.98 million viewers and a 1.5 rating/4 share among adults 18-49 in the 10 p.m. hour, based on the Live Plus Same Day data from Nielsen). And in what it refers to as “recent developments in the creative and legal community,” the Eye net issued a spoof statement on the development of a “dazzling” new reality show, Dancing On the Stars, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and will feature “moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.”
CBS was unsuccessful trying to issue a temporary restraining order would have blocked ABC from launching The Glass House this past Monday night. But The Glass House launched, the audience balked, and this pale imitation of Big Brother will only likely make Julie Chen and the next round of housebound contestants even more popular next season. You can’t fool an audience, Glass House, and the return of Big Brother (on Thursday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET) is now only 22 days away.
Count me in.