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The Glass House

The Glass House

Photo Credit:  ABC
  • Premiered: 
    June 18, 2012
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Participation
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Plot Synopsis

Fourteen contestants vie for a grand prize of $250,000 by competing against each other -- and trying to win over the viewing audience at home -- while they live in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house, where fans direct and control their every move throughout the competition. In the end this series rewards contestants who play the best social game, so the most important alliances players can have are with their fans. Viewer voting helps determine which contestants are sent home, but also which eliminated players can earn a chance to return to THE GLASS HOUSE to compete. Plus, several times a week, viewers can watch a live online feed of the players, and vote to decide everything from what they wear and eat to the games they play -- even where they sleep. Viewers also have the opportunity to give their favorite players feedback on their game from outside the house, but how the contestants use that information is up to them. THE GLASS HOUSE is executive produced by Kenny Rosen, who was formerly a producer for BIG BROTHER, leading CBS to file a lawsuit against ABC with a claim of copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Furthermore, CBS sought a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court, trying to block the series premiere, but three days before the show's debut, Judge Gary Feess denied CBS's request. The original suit is still pending. The contestants are: Alex, bail bondsman (age 25; Dallas, TX); Andrea, bookkeeper (age 31; Valencia, CA); Apollo, poet/author (age 28; Phoenix, AZ); Ashley, paralegal (age 30; New Orleans, LA); Erica, cocktail waitress (age 27; Denver, CO); Gene, stuntman (age 28; Chicago, IL); Holly, retail sales (age 21; Detroit, MI); Jacob, cook (age 28; Coos Bay, OR); Jeffrey, receptionist (age 35; Brooklyn, NY); Joy, nurse (age 27; Fredericksburg, VA); Kevin, police sergeant (age 33; Toledo, OH); Mike, bar mitzvah DJ (age 48; Pembroke, MA); Robin, blogger (age 43; Washington, DC); and Stephanie, scientist (age 32; Boston, MA).

Other Titles

  • Previously known as Life in a Glass House