The Glass House: ABC Announces New Competition Series

Glass House on ABCThe alphabet network will premiere a new non-scripted TV series, The Glass House, on Monday, June 18th. On the Big Brother-like competition, 14 contestants will live together and try to win a quarter of a million dollars. Home viewers will be able to watch and vote online.

According to TV Guide, the show will run for 10 episodes, through August 20th. Production begins in late May.

Here are the details from the network’s press release:


14 Contestants Will Live Together and Compete for $250,000

Viewers Can Vote and Watch Online

“The Glass House,” the exciting and interactive real life and real-time reality competition where viewers are in charge of the game, premieres MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network. In “The Glass House,” 14 contestants will live and compete for a quarter million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house, playing not just against each other, but also playing to win over the viewing audience each week. Both online and through their social networks, viewers will be encouraged to support and follow the contestants they like, their votes helping to determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week.

But viewer feedback doesn’t end there! Several times a week, viewers can watch a live online feed of the players and vote to decide everything from what players wear and eat to the games they play, even where they sleep. Viewers will also have the chance to give their favorite contestants feedback on their game from outside the house. How the contestants use that information is up to them, because in the end it’s about who plays the best social game. The most important alliance players can have is with their fans!

Voting will be available online at at a later date.

“The Glass House” is executive-produced by Kenny Rosen (“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Big Brother”). It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

What do you think? Will you give Glass House a try? Does it sound better than CBS’ Big Brother?

14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says

    NO I wont watch it for sure…its a rip off of Big Brothers. I hope cbs sues them. Looks like the same time and everything.. sooooooooooo NO NO NO

  2. Why Watch says

    Soon TV will be one big dung pile with new crud like this being put on the air. I for one will not be watching. I hope the ratings roof crashes in on this show.

  3. Lisa says

    I am looking forward to this! Some mindless summer fluff goes well in summer. If something like the Batchelor can thrive on tv, there’s is hope for anything!!

  4. robycop3 says

    Harvey, that’s 10 eps too many.

    Garbage like this makes me glad to have alternative forms of entertainment. Hope this junk tanx quickly. For that matter, “Bigg Bruddah” and similar reality krap can’t vanish quickly enough for me. And I’m far from alone.

  5. isiah says

    This show will not work. I fell that the show is just like Big Brother 2000(season 1). The show was dull and very boring. Mostly because America voted out the crazy people that made the show fun to watch. So if this show is going to work America you have to keep the more crazy people in the house are this show is going to fail.

  6. Mark says

    Great. Have loved Big Brother since the beginning. I wish it followed “Surviver” format and had more than one season per year. I hate waiting a full year for the next Big Brother season. Honestly, why can’t these non-scripted shows have longer seasons? No agents, no SAG….what’s the holdup.

  7. Tha Critic says

    I already hope this fails. I hate reality tv as a whole, but the entire “several people under one roof” genre is really played out.

  8. Catherine says

    Only 10 episodes, I guess it won’t be on 3 times a week like Big Brother. It sounds like BB was when it first started with the viewers in control of the game.

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