Former Big Brother producer Kenny Rosen was grilled earlier this week about his new ABC reality show The Glass House. The show is set to air on June 18 and CBS is currently suing ABC as it sees a striking resemblance in the format of the show compared to their own ‘Big Brother.’ Both shows have a premise of 14 people living in a house with the difference being that the audience decided who goes home on The Glass House as well as what the contestants do day to day.
CBS is claiming that Rosen and up to 20 former Big Brother producer said to be working on the show are using valuable trade secrets that they learned while working on Big Brother to produce The Glass House. In his deposition, which is said to have lasted hours, Rosen claimed that it’s not unusual that he is working with many former Big Brother employees because he’s worked with them on other reality shows such as Hell’s Kitchen. He claims that is normal to work with people that he was worked with in the past.
CBS is fighting hard to keep the show from airing on June 18. ABC has already released the cast photos and names as well pictures of the actual house the cast will be living in.
Judge Gary Feess is presiding over the lawsuit. CBS is repped by Scott Edelman and a team from L.A.’s Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. ABC is repped by Glenn Pomerantz and a team from Munger Tolles & Olson. Rosen is repped by Devin McRae of L.A.’s Early Sullivan firm.
Will The Glass House air on June 18? If it does, will you be watching? What do you think of the controversy? Do you think The Glass House is different enough than Big Brother? Sound off in the comments and let us know.