New Reality Show ‘The Glass House’ Involves Viewers

by | May 1, 2012 at 9:22 AM | TV News

'The Glass House' (Photo: ABC)

By Kasia Anderson

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – ABC is pitting 14 players against each other for big bucks in “The Glass House,” the network’s latest bid to corner the crowded reality TV market.

The new show, slated to premiere on June 18, covers familiar reality territory, with contestants living under the same roof and under constant surveillance, vying to outlast each other through a series of competitions to win a cash prize.

“The Glass House” is executive-produced by Kenny Rosen, who previously worked on “Big Brother” and “Hell’s Kitchen.”

ABC has built in a few new elements, emphasizing viewer interaction as a key component of the contest and giving fans power to track and vote for players online and through social networks.

They’ll also be able to give feedback to competitors and dictate some of the action. “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,” the network said in a statement.

In another 2012 twist, the winner will walk off with a relatively modest prize of $250,000.

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