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Judge details reasons for not blocking ABC show

Associated Press Modified: June 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm •  Published: June 22, 2012

"This is only one preliminary step in a long road; we will now aggressively move two steps forward," CBS wrote in a statement. The network has argued that nearly 30 former "Big Brother" staffers are now working on "Glass House" and some may have violated confidentiality agreements.

Feess agreed with ABC attorneys who argued that many of the filming techniques employed on "Glass House" are not unique to "Big Brother" and are used in other reality shows.

"We're pleased the Court agreed with ABC's arguments that The Glass House is a very different show and people working in the reality television industry should not be prevented from bringing their skills to a new employer," ABC wrote in a statement. "We are thrilled viewers will now get a chance to continue to enjoy and participate in ABC's The Glass House."

The rivalry between the two networks hasn't just been confined to the courtroom or airwaves. CBS on Wednesday issued a tongue-in-cheek news release claiming it's developing a reality series called "Dancing on the Stars" — a jab at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

CBS described the mock series — staged in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery — as featuring "moderately famous and sort of well-known people" who will compete by dancing on stars' graves.


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