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Old 06-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #31
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I'm starting to think I'm not going to like this much. I'm not a big fan of shows that constantly beg for votes from the audience, usually sponsored by someone (so it becomes a glorified ad). To me, it's more fun to watch the contestants duke it out without too much outside interference. But I'll give it a shot and see if I'm wrong about it.
I guess I missed it this week, but I set up an SP for next week. They tried letting America decide who got kicked off on Big Brother the first season and there's a reason they never went back to that format.

America" voted off the least like-able people first and in the end we were left with a boring love fest. It was the worst season of BB ever.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #32
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I guess I missed it this week, but I set up an SP for next week.
It hasn't started yet, first episode is Monday the 18th. Right now they are just allowing access to the live feeds during certain times.

Here is another shot I grabbed during the live feed today. Looks like the eviction chairs:


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Old 06-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #33
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CBS has been trying to get a restraining order against abc for this. Ianal but I don't think their claims of abc stealing the bb secret sauce is going to lead to a restraining order.

In fact CBS will just draw attention to the show.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #34
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One other difference from Big Brother is that the contestants are only in the house 5 days a week and spend the weekend in a hotel.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #35
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One other difference from Big Brother is that the contestants are only in the house 5 days a week and spend the weekend in a hotel.
That sucks! The isolation is part of what makes the houseguests crazy.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #36
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One other difference from Big Brother is that the contestants are only in the house 5 days a week and spend the weekend in a hotel.
Please post your source. I don't believe that for a second.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #37
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Please post your source. I don't believe that for a second.
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Unlike the CBS show, however, the contestants of Glass House leave the house and are sequestered for a two-day period while viewers, not their fellow contestants, decide who to evict.

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Hmm. It doesn't say where they are staying when they are sequestered.

I will say the phrase "spending a weekend in a hotel" conjures up a different image in my mind than 'sequestered'. Probably just semantics, but the first makes me think they are away from the game living it up for 2 days before having to go back in.

I wonder why they have to leave the house while the viewers decide who to vote out? I can't think of a valid reason for them to do this.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #39
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Hmm. It doesn't say where they are staying when they are sequestered.

I will say the phrase "spending a weekend in a hotel" conjures up a different image in my mind than 'sequestered'. Probably just semantics, but the first makes me think they are away from the game living it up for 2 days before having to go back in.

I wonder why they have to leave the house while the viewers decide who to vote out? I can't think of a valid reason for them to do this.
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The Glass House contestants will only be monitored 24/5 by a control room—with fifty-two hours off, sequestered at a hotel, stewing in their own personal game play and awaiting the fate of who will make it back in the house.

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lol. Well, I can't argue with that.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #41
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Well it does make it different from BB though.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #42
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I had the same adverse reaction to living it up like shore live at a hotel. If they are in real sequester though it could be awesome. People coming out of sequester with all kinds of ridiculous and good plans. Plus they cycled on and off sequester might make things harder.

Most people on these shows are extroverts by nature and sequester is torture.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #43
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I had the same adverse reaction to living it up like shore live at a hotel. If they are in real sequester though it could be awesome. People coming out of sequester with all kinds of ridiculous and good plans. Plus they cycled on and off sequester might make things harder.

Most people on these shows are extroverts by nature and sequester is torture.
Plus if you're sequestered separately, you can't talk strategy (except with yourself ).

It will be interesting to see how they make this different from BB to keep from being successfully sued.
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Plus if you're sequestered separately, you can't talk strategy (except with yourself ).

It will be interesting to see how they make this different from BB to keep from being successfully sued.
Really, how different does it have to be? Are any of these "talent" shows THAT different than any other one? To me, the only way they lose is if they copy EXACT portions of the show. Call them houseguests for example. Similar is not exactly the same.
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Really, how different does it have to be? Are any of these "talent" shows THAT different than any other one? To me, the only way they lose is if they copy EXACT portions of the show. Call them houseguests for example. Similar is not exactly the same.
You're right, but the difference here is that they hired a lot of ex-BB employees with BB experience and knowledge. When you're used to doing something one way, it's usually easiest to keep doing it that way. I don't think the BB suit has a leg to stand on, but it's more there as a threat to make sure that ABC doesn't carbon-copy BB.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:29 AM   #46
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You're right, but the difference here is that they hired a lot of ex-BB employees with BB experience and knowledge. When you're used to doing something one way, it's usually easiest to keep doing it that way. I don't think the BB suit has a leg to stand on, but it's more there as a threat to make sure that ABC doesn't carbon-copy BB.
The only leg CBS might have is if the staff they hired violated their non-disclosure agreements. Even if the show is mostly different, if they used some protected knowledge of BB in making the show, CBS could win in suing them staff, but not sure about keeping the show off the air.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #48
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(U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen) Feess was sometimes sarcastic in tone as he talked of the world of reality TV, especially its potential to copycat, and even quipped that he once predicted that the genre would not last.

"Boy was I wrong," Feess said.

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I am pleasantly surprised the judge acknowledged the fundamental copycat nature of the reality genre.
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Looks like The Glass House is only on one night per week, while BB is usually 3 nights per week. A lot can change in one week. If viewers only watch the TV broadcast and don't keep up online, I would think a lot would be missed. Maybe that is part of why they are sequestered two days a week.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #51
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Don't forget, it starts tonight 10PM EST.

Live streaming on the web is:

Mondays 11PM - 3AM EST.
Tues/Wed/Thurs - 3PM - 4PM EST
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #52
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Live streaming on the web is:

Mondays 11PM - 3AM EST.
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Boy, they really don't want people to watch those streams do they?
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Don't forget, it starts tonight 10PM EST.

Live streaming on the web is:

Mondays 11PM - 3AM EST.
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Actually, my guide shows 10:02PM I set it up to record 1 min early, just in case.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #54
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I don't watch either show so I have absolutely no bias, but I did find the new CBS press release funny -

CBS announces "Dancing On the Stars"
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I don't watch either show so I have absolutely no bias, but I did find the new CBS press release funny -

CBS announces "Dancing On the Stars"
Best press release ... ever.

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #56
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Just learning of this show now through this thread - was the premiere any good? I'll have to see if it is available On Demand.

Been watching the US Big Brother since season 1, and I don't see how this new show could be any good airing only once a week.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #57
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It was - good enough to feel in the gap.

I am still waiting to see if this show grabs me. If I am not hooked after the second episode, I likely will just wait for BB to air in a few weeks.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #58
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I love BB and I hated this. Can't quite put my finger on it. I deleted the SP.
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I'm out. The limited live streams are worthless and offer no insight into the game. The appeal of BB to me is following the dynamics in the house over the course of a day or week--either by watching the live feeds or by following updates on forums, blogs, and twitter.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #60
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I love BB and I hated this. Can't quite put my finger on it. I deleted the SP.
I've watched a few seasons of BB and I do wish this show had a host like Julie Chen. She was nice to look at and added more personality than just having the Big Sister voice.

I thought it was funny too when Howie (?) in a season of BB had a "Thanks Julie" shirt.
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