'The Glass House' live feeds might help 'Big Brother' lawsuit

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glass-house-live-feeds.jpg "The Glass House" debuted its live feeds Tuesday, June 12 at from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. If you missed them, never fear - they weren't overly exciting today and they will be up Wednesday and Thursday every week too, at the same time.

The majority of the hour was spent with online viewers answering poll questions that were relationship-related - "Is it OK to have sex on a first date?", "Is it OK to marry someone outside your religion?", "What would you do if your child was gay?", etc - and then the houseguests were answering for themselves and then were told if they matched what the majority of viewers said.

It wasn't clear what the point of the exercise was, exactly. Was the show keeping score for each contestant? Will that be how the "viewers" vote on the seven-person teams for the premiere episode competition? It was a little confusing and not that interesting.

The interesting thing occurred when the "Glass House" voice, which is a silky, liquid female voice (as opposed to "Big Brother's" strident male voice), told the contestants to each go around and say who was the biggest competition in the house, and they had to do it in front of each other.

Andrea, the 31-year-old mother of three, received the most votes with four - Alex, Gene, Holly and Robin all voted for her and we think that was a solid pick. She's pretty, she seems down-to-earth and she comes across as smart.

Alex, the 25-year-old bail bondsman, also received four votes - Jacob, Joy, Mike and Robin (she picked two). We don't necessarily agree with that pick, but we don't know him as well as the houseguests, we suppose.

Kevin, the 33-year-old police officer, received three votes - Apollo, Erica and Jeffrey.

Other than that, the feeds Tuesday were pretty boring. But we're intrigued to see how the show comes along.

not-pennys-boat-glass-house.jpgThe one thing that stuck out to us was that the feeds are very different from the "Big Brother" feeds - which might help "The Glass House" prove its copyright lawsuit. The show's premise is similar to "Big Brother," to be sure, but that happens all the time on TV. What it might hinge on in terms of a big difference is the audience involvement, rather than simple voyeurism like on "Big Brother."

What do you think, "Glass House" fans? Also, we just had to throw this picture in here (right) - we kept thinking "Not Penny's boat." Heh.

Photo/Video credit: ABC