ABC and CBS may be locked in a legal battle over whether Glass House is a rip-off of Big Brother, but that didn’t stop ABC from naming the show’s 14 contestants today. Glass House is scheduled to debut June 18, and a peek at the new reality series will be up on ABC.com on June 9 for viewers to begin voting on elements of the show. Contestants are scheduled to move in June 11. CBS is attempting to get a court injunction to shut Glass House down, suing ABC on May 10 for copyright infringement, trade-secret misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of contract and conspiracy among other claims. The suit accuses the rival network of stealing Big Brother’s staff and concept, with CBS calling Glass House “a carbon copy” of Big Brother. ABC, which filed legal papers of its own, dismissed the lawsuit as having “no merit.”
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