ABC’s “The Glass House” Frequently Asked Questions

by Dawg on May 18, 2012

ABC the glass house voting systemHere is the inside scoop on what to expect from ABC’s New Reality TV Show “The Glass House”. The Glass House is set to première on June 18th, 2012, where 14 contestants will compete in weekly challenges to gain the admiration and votes of the viewing public for the chance to win $250,000.

About ABC's the glass house About “The Glass House”
On the premiere, 14 contestants will enter the house and compete in challenges that America will be deciding what happens in the house. Every week one contestant will be evicted from the house, where the last contestant remaining in the house wins the $250,000.

What choices will America get to make?
The viewing audience will get the opportunity to vote on a number of things that affect the contestants in the house. America will have the power to decide who goes and who stays, in addition to controlling other things such as what the contestants eat, what they wear, where they sleep. Most importantly America will also get the chance to vote to decide who returns to the house after being evicted.

How will a contestant be removed from the house?
Following the loss of a challenge the losing team’s captain and another team member from the losing team that the house votes on will go into “LIMBO”.

What is “LIMBO”?
“LIMBO” is a section of the outside area of the house where the two contestants will go until one of them is permitted to re-enter the house.

How are Team Captains chosen?
The two contestants with the lowest votes from the viewing public will be chosen as the team captains for the week.

How can a contestant return to the house?
The viewing public decides by voting on who they want to return to the house. America has all the power to decide who returns and who doesn’t.

What happens to the contestant that America does not pick to return to the house?
The contestant that is not chosen to return to the house will be eliminated from the game permanently.

How many television episodes will air of “The Glass House”?
The Glass House will air 10 television episodes during the first season of the reality show.

How will I be able to decide what happens in the house?
You will be able to manipulate a number of events in the house through a Live Stream Voting System, Daily Voting and also by picking your favorites in the house.

Live Stream Voting, what is it?
Live Stream Voting allows you the real-time ability to influence the events in the house during the live stream.

Daily Voting, what is it?
Daily Voting will allow the viewing public to vote on a number of events that influence the house throughout the day, including being able to vote on who should return from “LIMBO”. The results of Daily Voting will impact the television episodes.

What is the reason for voting for favourites?
As the viewing public you will be able to vote for as many or on as few of the contestants as you would like to remain in the house. At the conclusion of the voting period, the two contestants with the least amount of votes will become the team captains for that week’s challenges.

How often does the Live Stream occur?
Monday for 4 hours from 8pm to 12am (PST) and again from Tuesday – Thursday at 12pm (PST)

How do I audition to be on “The Glass House”?
ABC casting directors will be doing a nationwide search for “dynamic, competitive, energetic and outgoing individuals with audition held in Los Angeles, Pheonix, Austin, and Boston. If you are not able to make it to these locations you can send a photo and an email description to ABC Casting Information.

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Karen Belvin May 18, 2012 at 5:08 am

I do love this concept. The audience participation is preferable to the Big Brother concept of letting the contestants vote on each other. I will definitely watch this one.

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Kaybell May 18, 2012 at 5:23 am

Suggestion: Have 24 hr coverage. Leave the cameras on for everything. The shows will still be watched, even with live coverage on at the same time. Also, read the comments made by various sites, it will greatly help the games and general process. A lot of people make really good suggestions that the BB people have ALWAYS ignored!
Good Luck. Hope it does get done without CBS problems.

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Simon May 18, 2012 at 5:26 am

I agree.. If all for 24 hour feeds

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Robert May 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Kaybell, you sound like dingo ;-)

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Cindy May 18, 2012 at 5:50 am

Yes, 24 hour live feed coverage please!

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craig May 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Only 10 episodes how is that going to work, especially with having people come back into the game, 4 hour episodes?

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William Eddy May 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Okay, the concept dies sound good, but ABC can’t just get away with ripping off CBS like this! It’s rude and unflattering, as well as also being ILLEGAL. ABC has no idea what they’re getting themselves into. CBS has had Big Brother going strong for nearly 13 years now, and they (ABC) can’t just expect to be able to copy someone else’s idea, make it better, and then capitalize on it for themselves. Yes, Big Brother does have its flaws, but it’s Big Brother! That’s what it is!!! and any true Big Brother fan would never allow this to happen. I’m ashamed of anyone who watches Big Brother and still wants Glass House to air.

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Hope May 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

You realize Big Brother USA basically stole concepts from MTV’s Real World and Survivor, right?

Implying that Big Brother is original is ridiculous. Even the title, “Big Brother” was stolen from George Orwell.

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Ted May 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Big Brother actually preceeded Survivor as a concept. I saw a German version of Big Brother in the late 90′s streaming online.

But I agree, saying it was stolen is ridiculous.

Competition is good. It should make BB, which I am a huge fan of, even better. I am looking forward to watching both.

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Alyssa May 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Yes, the concept is similar to Big Brother in that you have a bunch of people living in a house together trying to win a cash prize. It’s also similar to Survivor in that you have a bunch of people living on an island together trying to win a cash prize. It’s also similar to The Real World in that you have a bunch of people living in a house together to find out what it’s like when people stop being polite and start getting real.

News flash: there are a lot of similarities between a lot of reality TV programs. Does that mean that every time something walks and talks like a duck, we should sue the living shit out of that duck? Seems to me like that would place a lot of burdensome creatively restrictive burdens on a lot of birds.

How are the differences here being overlooked? This level of audience participation and interaction is absolutely unprecedented in television, and ABC should get the credit and the money they deserve for entering into this kind of uncharted territory. It’s such a cool concept!

And no one’s asking anyone to choose between Big Brother and Glass House…they’re in different time slots. Why not enjoy both? I, personally, am totally excited to watch this.

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Hope May 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

You guys will need to expand the schedule for the live feeds. At least turn them on during the evenings when viewers are home from work. If you play the live feeds during prime time, you can take viewers away from CBS and NBC.

I don’t see how you can edit everything that happens in a week into one episode! Yes, Survivor is a weekly show but the episodes edited from on 2-3 days worth of footage. You guys have 7 days of footage to edit down! So how will we learn about all 14 housemates in an hour episode?

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Kellie May 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I am looking forward to the show but I am disappointed that it is only one show per week and only 10 episodes in all. What does the winner get?

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Dawg May 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The winner gets $250,000

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Larry May 28, 2012 at 3:50 am

Big Brother Season 1 had America vote out each contestant. The reason they changed it from season 2 forward was because America voted out the so-called “combative” and “controversial” contestants & the show became boring because nobody was fighting or manipulating each other.

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Toni June 10, 2012 at 12:40 am

Without 24 hr live feeds home viewers will be unable to get a real perspective on the players I’m on the fence about this one

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JANET June 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

why do you do this

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Alex for President - if he leaves so do I June 21, 2012 at 12:33 am

Seriously, it’s “reality” TV. We voted from him to be an epic Jerk, I know all the ladies are offended by him, but come on, he’s stressing everyone out. If he stays on you’ll see who everyone actually is behind the facade. If he leaves, it will go back to boring reality TV…….

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