The Glass House 2012 premiere on June 18 may not happen for ABC, if CBS has anything to do with it. Attorneys for CBS and Big Brother 2012 claim the producer of the upcoming ABC reality series copied materials from his time on Big Brother and deleted emails that could have proved important in a case over whether the new show should be allowed to air.
The attorneys for CBS and Big Brother 2012 filed the proper paperwork on Thursday that asked a federal judge to block the June 18 premiere of ABC’s The Glass House 2012. In the paperwork filed against The Glass House 2012, CBS claims the series copies heavily from the CBS hit show Big Brother 2012 and relies on experiences used on that long-running series. To go along with that, CBS is focusing on the idea that ABC is relying on the experience of about 30 former Big Brother staffers now working at The Glass House 2012, including executive producer Kenny Rosen.
In a recent deposition, The Glass House 2012 executive producer Kenny Rosen admitted that he deleted emails after ABC had been warned by CBS that it would be sued. The court documents also allege that Rosen directed a staffer to copy manuals he obtained while working on Big Brother, which would violate a non-disclosure agreement Rosen signed while working for Big Brother CBS and could be a basis for blocking ABC from airing The Glass House 2012.
Some positives has come out of it for CBS and Big Brother 2012…U.S. District Judge Gary Feess denied ABC’s request to delay hearing the motion until after The Glass House 2012 premieres. Feess ordered ABC’s attorneys to respond by late Monday afternoon. No hearing date on the motion has been set.
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