CBS Issues Fake Press Release — Takes Aim At ‘Glass House’

The CBS war with ABC over ‘Glass House’ took an unexpected turn when CBS issued a fake press release mocking ABC. Though I think every show is essentially a rip-off of another show, CBS argues that this is an especially unique carbon copy, given that ABC used CBS staff members to duplicate the format. Read and enjoy the press release below. At least someone has a sense of humor. And speaking of a sense of humor, CBS certainly got the last laugh when ‘Glass House’ tanked in the ratings.


Los Angeles, June 21, 2012 – Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community, CBS Television today felt it was appropriate to reveal the upcoming launch of an exciting, ground-breaking and completely original new reality program for the CBS Television Network.

The dazzling new show, DANCING ON THE STARS, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.

The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 and now houses the remains of Andrew “Fatty” Arbuckle, producer Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Muni, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, George Harrison of the Beatles and Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones, among many other great stars of stage, screen and the music business. The company noted that permission to broadcast from the location is pending, and that if efforts in that regard are unsuccessful, approaches will be made to Westwood Village Memorial Park, where equally scintillating luminaries are interred.

“This very creative enterprise will bring a new sense of energy and fun that’s totally unlike anything anywhere else, honest,” said a CBS spokesperson, who also revealed that the Company has been working with a secret team for several months on the creation of the series, which was completely developed by the people at CBS independent of any other programming on the air. “Given the current creative and legal environment in the reality programming business, we’re sure nobody will have any problem with this title or our upcoming half-hour comedy for primetime, POSTMODERN FAMILY.”

One thought on “CBS Issues Fake Press Release — Takes Aim At ‘Glass House’”

  1.  CBS’s press release was hilarious. I like Big Brother and prefer it more
    than Glass House, but I still liked the new show. One of my Dish co-workers
    suggested that I watch it, and since my Hopper DVR already recorded it with
    PrimeTime Anytime, I didn’t have to search for it anywhere. I didn’t want to
    see the ads that I’ve already seen way too many times, so I just enabled Auto
    Hop. I am excited for Big Brother to show again, but in the meantime, I will
    still watch Glass House.

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