CBS Takes Sarcastic Jab at ABC's 'Glass House'

June 20, 2012 - 11:38 PM

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This June 18, 2012 photo released by ABC shows contestants Apollo, left, and Jeffrey are shown during the premiere episode of "The Glass House." After failing to stop the debut of ABC's "The Glass House," CBS tried another tactic against its competitor: sarcasm. CBS had argued in court that the ABC show is a copy of CBS' "Big Brother." On Wednesday, CBS issued a tongue-in-cheek release claiming it was developing a reality series called "Dancing on the Stars" _ a jab at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." The mock series will air from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles and feature what CBS called "moderately famous and sort of well-known people" who will compete by dancing on stars' graves, the network said. (AP Photo/ABC, Nicole Wilder)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After failing to stop the debut of ABC's "The Glass House," CBS is trying another tactic against its competitor: sarcasm.

CBS argued in court last week that the ABC show is a copy of CBS' "Big Brother." But a judge refused to bar "Glass House" from airing, saying he wasn't persuaded that CBS would be harmed by it.

So CBS issued a tongue-in-cheek news release Wednesday claiming it's developing a reality series called "Dancing on the Stars" — a jab at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

CBS says the mock series will air from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles and feature "moderately famous and sort of well-known people" who will compete by dancing on stars' graves.

A spokesman confirmed the release came from CBS but wouldn't elaborate. ABC declined comment.