Everyone knows the saying about throwing rocks at glass houses. Well, I don’t think this applies here. ABC is going for a different theme with The Glass House, which premieres this June. In this case, because we’re all about over-simplifying things for no known reason, we’re being given a clear look into a house full of strangers this summer. Sound familiar?
Well, sorta. ABC is giving viewers full control of the game, something Big Brother has only dabbled in. In brief, 14 contestants will live in completely wired house – microphones, cameras, and strangers oh my – and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. These contestants have more pressure to impress the audience, though, as viewers will be determining who goes home and who will contend for the grand prize. Viewers will be given a chance to determine which eliminated contestants will be able to return back into the house. It’s no secret that Big Brother keeps its twists and turns under extreme confidentiality. It seems here, that The Glass House is bearing all up front.
Unlike Big Brother, however, The Glass House will only offer live feed viewing for fans online several times a week. Big Brother fans are no stranger to abandoning life each summer to observe the hamsters 24/7 in the house. The Glass House will allow one to live a life in the real world, as well. Viewers can vote on what the players wear, eat, what games they play and where they sleep. Feedback from viewers will also be made available to contestants via various social networking sites.
Interestingly, the show airs almost a full month before Big Brother as they try to capitalize on the format before the summer hit makes an anticipated return.
The Glass House premieres June 18 at 10/9c on ABC. Will you be watching? What do you think this means for Big Brother?