People in the TV world aren't strangers to the word "competition."
ABC and CBS compete for viewers and advertising dollars, and they don't like each other much because of it.
A feud erupted this week after a judge denied a request to prevent ABC's "The Glass House" from airing, TV Guide reported.
The problem? CBS believes the show rips off its "Big Brother" series.
I'm not sure why anyone would want to steal "Big Brother" and make it their own, but apparently ABC got away with it in CBS' opinion.
CBS wasn't willing to go down quietly. A press release issued by the network announced a new show: "Dancing on the Stars."
The title of this series may sound somewhat similar to another show: ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." The proposed CBS show is much different, however, according to the release.
"The exciting and completely original reality program" will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It 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."
I'm not a regular "Dancing with the Stars" viewer, but take Maria Menounos to a cemetery and get her moving, and it sounds like the proposed CBS show.
"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. "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.' After all, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
In case you didn't pick up on it, the CBS release was just a joke. There will be no "Dancing on the Stars." The network was mad about the judge denying its hopes of preventing "The Glass House" from hitting the air.
It's too bad; "Dancing on the Stars" sounded kind of interesting.
Let's hope this is the start of a public, blow-for-blow network battle. There's not much worth watching on TV anymore, but a heated competition between leading networks could change that.