ABC going to be releasing their spin off of the popular CBS Big Brother reality TV series this summer. The TV network has hired a former CBS Big Brother Producer to aid in producing the new reality series called “The Glass House” which is set to air its premiere episode on June 18th at 10 PM EST, and conclude with a finale on August 20th. The production is set to start near the end of May and will feature 14 individuals that will live and compete against each other for the grand prize of $250,000. The twist of the new reality series will be that the viewing public will have an integral role in the outcome of the show by voting online and through the networks social media (Twitter & Facebook). The viewing public will be able to follow the contestants and vote on who is sent home, in addition to deciding which contestants will return to “The Glass House”.
The main premise of the reality show is that the chosen contestants will be locked inside “The Glass House” but will also have a connection to the viewing public and the outside world. The viewing public will be able to communicate with the contestants by providing them with critical information and feedback. With the use of a voting system, the audience will also be able to decide what the contestants eat and wear, what games they play and where they sleep.
ABC Network states that:
“In the end, it’s about who plays the best social game, and the most important alliance a player can gave is with their fans,”
It is reported that the reality series will not have a host like Big Brother reality show had Julie Chen. “The Glass House” will air on Monday nights beginning on June 18th, 2012. The reality series will also be broadcast in 720p for amazing video quality.
“THE GLASS HOUSE,” AN EXCITING NEW COMPETITION SERIES WHERE VIEWERS
ARE IN CHARGE, TO PREMIERE MONDAY, JUNE 18 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
14 Contestants Will Live Together and Compete for $250,000
Viewers Can Vote and Watch Online
“The Glass House,” the exciting and interactive real life and real-time reality competition where viewers are in charge of the game, premieres MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network. In “The Glass House,” 14 contestants will live and compete for a quarter million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house, playing not just against each other, but also playing to win over the viewing audience each week. Both online and through their social networks, viewers will be encouraged to support and follow the contestants they like, their votes helping to determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week.
But viewer feedback doesn’t end there! Several times a week, viewers can watch a live online feed of the players and vote to decide everything from what players wear and eat to the games they play, even where they sleep. Viewers will also have the chance to give their favorite contestants feedback on their game from outside the house. How the contestants use that information is up to them, because in the end it’s about who plays the best social game. The most important alliance players can have is with their fans!
Voting will be available online at abc.com at a later date.
“The Glass House” is executive-produced by Kenny Rosen (“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Big Brother”). It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
If you think you’re up for the challenge then now’s your chance to apply to be on the new reality series!
What the casting directors are looking for:
“Do you HAVE to be the center of attention? Are you the person everybody WANTS at their party? Are you the type of person that is best described as “you either LOVE ME or HATE ME”? Would you like the chance to win $250,000 by defeating others like yourself in this mind-blowing competition show for ABC?”
ABC casting directors are currently doing a nationwide search for “dynamic, competitive, energetic and outgoing individuals to compete in a NEW and EXCITING reality competition show.” To apply you MUST be at least 21 years old to be considered.
HOW TO APPLY: There will be in-person interviews in Austin, Boston, Los Angeles and Phoenix, in addition to being able to email a description about yourself with photos if you are not able to make it to these locations. ABC Casting information