CBS is now demanding that ABC hand over all documents relating to their new show The Glass House. If ordered by a judge, CBS wants all of the documents within 48 hours.
Among the documents CBS is demanding are all communications between ABC and various Glass House employees relating to the development, preproduction or production of the show — not just e-mails but also text messages, instant message and communications on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.
Next, CBS wants series bibles, episode outlines, dailies, story-training manuals, master control room manuals, competition pitches, competition outlines, format pitches, format outlines, blueprints, renderings, plans, drawings, design specifications and on and on.
Of course, CBS also wants to see the show, “regardless of whether the episode is in a prebroadcast version that is not final.”
CBS is seeking to settle the mystery about why Rosen supposedly directed Glass House personnel to “type up” Big Brother’s manuals. CBS asserts that language in Glass House’s internal materials “do in fact lift language from Big Brother’s materials.”
U.S. District Judge Gary Feess is expected to rule on the lawsuit before Monday June 18, the premiere date of ‘The Glass House.’