With ABC’s new summer reality series The Glass House posing no ratings threat to CBS’ Big Brother, which logged a series of highs this week while The Glass House continues to flounder, posting a 0.7 demo rating in its most recent airing, CBS has decided to drop its lawsuit against ABC. The move is a bit surprising as it comes two weeks after CBS, following some legal setbacks, filed an amended lawsuit in the matter, reiterating its claims that The Glass House is a rip-off from Big Brother. CBS continues to pursue its legal action against former Big Brother producers who now work for The Glass House, with the network slated to argue its claims that the producers violated their confidentiality agreements in arbitration. Here is CBS’ statement:
The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against The Glass House. As a result, we filed in federal court this morning a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of our claims against ABC. The contract and trade secrets claims against former Big Brother” producers for violating their confidentiality agreements will continue separately in arbitration.
We reserve the right to re-file this claim against ABC/The Glass House, or any other entity, that goes to such shocking lengths to duplicate our copyright material.