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Glass House finale Monday

Local mom one of three finalists

Posted: August 17, 2012 6:02 p.m.
Updated: August 17, 2012 6:02 p.m.


A Valencia mother of three has a one-in-three shot of winning $250,000 and reality TV stardom on Monday, as the final episode of “The Glass House” is scheduled to air Monday night.

Andrea Clark, a finalist on ABC’s show “The Glass House,” which airs Monday night, has survived 11 elimination round cuts by television voters and is one of only three scheduled to appear on Monday’s show, which will reveal the overall winner.

The show’s finale was taped Thursday, but the winner won’t be revealed until Monday’s broadcast.

Meantime, CBS dropped its lawsuit Friday against ABC over the reality series, citing the show’s low viewership numbers as a reason it is no longer interested in the case.

The CBS network said it will continue to pursue its claims that top producers on the ABC series violated confidentiality agreements from when they worked on CBS’ hit series “Big Brother.” Those efforts will continue in private arbitration, not a federal courtroom where the rival networks have handled the case since it was filed in May.
CBS claimed the show copied “Big Brother” too closely.

A judge refused to grant CBS’ request to block the show’s broadcast, saying the unpredictable nature of reality television meant that the two shows were likely to be very different, despite some similarities in their format.

“Glass House” has been struggling in the ratings. Only 1.6 million viewers tuned in to the Aug. 6 episode.

“The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against ‘The Glass House,’” CBS wrote in a statement released Friday, referring to low ratings.

“The Glass House” pits 14 contestants against each other, living and competing for a quarter-million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house. Voters determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week.

Clark, a 31-year-old mother of three, graduated Canyon High School in 1999.

She works as a bookkeeper at her parents’ tire shop — Big John’s Performance Tires on Creekside Road — with seven of her eight brothers.

“Growing up in a large family really shaped me into the person I am today,” she says on her biography maintained at the ABC webpage.

By choosing to enter the TV competition, Clark has been cut off from her family.

She can send messages to the outside world through Twitter but she has received no word in response, her husband, Kris Clark, explained in an earlier interview.

The final show airs at 10 p.m. Monday on ABC.




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