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CBS Drops Lawsuit Against 'Glass House', Says Viewers Have Delivered Justice

August 18, 2012 10:08:12

CBS is no longer pursuing a legal action to stop the production of ABC's "" after the show delivers low ratings. "The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against 'The Glass House'," so the Eye said in a statement released on Friday, August 17. "As a result, we filed in federal court this morning a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of our claims against ABC."

However, CBS will continue with its lawsuit against the "Glass House" producers. "The contract and trade secrets claims against former '' producers for violating their confidentiality agreements will continue separately in arbitration," the network added.

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Judge Denies CBS' Efforts to Block 'The Glass House' Premiere

June 16, 2012 08:06:06

ABC has scored the first win in "" case against CBS. On Friday, June 15, U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess denied the Eye's request for temporary restraining order (TRO) that could block the show's premiere, meaning that the Alphabet can launch the new reality series as planned on Monday, June 18.

Saying a TRO could be very anti-competitive, the judge didn't see that CBS' claim of copyright infringement is strong enough. "CBS has not persuaded us that it will succeed on its claims" in a full trial, so he stated. While admitting there are similarities between the two shows, he thought they are generic ideas and "cannot be copyrighted."

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'The Glass House' Debuts Live-Stream as CBS Responds to ABC's Opposition

June 13, 2012 08:06:44

ABC isn't pulling the brake on promoting "" amid CBS' accusation that it rips off "". The Alphabet debuted the show's live feeds on Tuesday, June 12 at 3 P.M. which ran for an hour.

Streamed from inside the house, it featured the houseguests answering the same questions which had been asked earlier to online viewers. Additionally, each of the contestants revealed whom they thought the biggest competition in the game. Andrea, who is a 31-year-old mother of three, and Alex, a 25-year-old bondsman, received the most votes (four each). A 33-year-old police officer, Kevin, received three votes.

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ABC Files Opposition in Response to CBS 'Glass House' Restraining Order Request

June 12, 2012 11:06:54

As expected, ABC filed its opposition to CBS' temporary restraining order (TRO) request in "" case on Monday, June 11. In a document filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the defendant urges Judge Gary Allen Feess not to halt the reality show's premiere.

In the 31-page filing, the Alphabet says that the Eye "seeks a wholly unprecedented restraining order based on the alleged misappropriation of processes and techniques already well known to everyone who has ever worked in reality television." The defendant further claims that there's no "secret process" obtained from CBS by hiring people who previously worked on "".

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Judge Denies ABC's Efforts to Slow Down CBS 'Glass House' Restraining Order Request

June 09, 2012 12:06:18

ABC's attempts to slow down CBS's request for temporary restraining order against "" have turned to no avail. On Friday, June 8, U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess denied the Alphabet's request for more time to respond to the Eye's TRO request, and asked the defendants' legal team to file an official response by 5 P.M. on Monday, June 11.

Previously on late Thursday, CBS filed a TRO to shut down the production of ABC's new reality show and block the premiere, which is currently scheduled for June 18. Responding to the court filing, the Alphabet stated it "is a naked attempt by CBS to stifle competition and creativity by claiming that reality techniques that have been developed over many years, on many shows by countless producers, are somehow exclusive to CBS."

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ABC Responds to CBS' 'Naked Attempt' to Block 'The Glass House' Premiere

June 08, 2012 02:06:38

ABC is in threat of not being able to launch its new reality series "" on its scheduled date. On late Thursday, June 7, CBS, through its outside attorney, filed for a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court to prevent the Alphabet from premiering the show on June 18.

In a statement released in response to the court filing made by CBS, ABC claimed the Eye's effort is weak. "This is a naked attempt by CBS to stifle competition and creativity by claiming that reality techniques that have been developed over many years, on many shows by countless producers, are somehow exclusive to CBS," so the Alphabet said.

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First Promo for ABC's New Reality Series 'The Glass House'

May 21, 2012 03:05:09

ABC is moving forward with its plan to launch "" despite the copycat lawsuit filed by CBS. The Alphabet recently debuted the first promo for the new reality series, which will follow the contestants living and competing for the grand prize in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house.

Viewers not only see everything that happens in the house, but they also can vote to help determine which contestants are sent home and which eliminated players will get a chance to return to the show. Moreover, audience can vote to decide what the players wear and eat, what games they play, and even where they sleep.

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