Post by Mike Spadoni on Jun 22, 2012 19:43:21 GMT 1
CBS' effort to keep ABC from airing its new reality series "Glass House" has failed. A federal judge Friday denied CBS' request for a temporary restraining order, keeping the show on the air. ("House" made its premiere on Monday, as scheduled.) Judge Gary Feess ruled CBS' success on the merits of its case "is unlikely." CBS claims ABC's new entry is a copy of "Big Brother" (with several former "BB" producers joining "Glass House"). Actually, CBS probably shouldn't have bothered taking the issue to court: For all of the legal-related publicity, "Glass House" did not burn up the Nielsen charts, drawing just 4.2 million viewers, behind "America's Got Talent" on NBC and a pair of sitcom repeats ("Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory") on CBS. Even worse, "Glass House's" audience was smaller than Fox's culinary duo of "Hell's Kitchen" and "Masterchef" earlier in the night. Sometimes in court, you get caught with your (legal) briefs down.
"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."--Alfred Hitchcock