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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Closure Won't Stop Goldfish Bowl Kids

Twelve young people on a hugely popular Big Brother-like television show decided Tuesday to tough it out in their glass box even though the television station that broadcast their lives three times a day was pulled off the air.

When the plug was pulled on TV6, they were four days into the six-week TV season of "Za Steklom 2: Posledny Bifshteks," or "Behind the Glass 2: The Last Beefsteak."

The contestants live together in a fake house with one-way mirrors and video cameras that follow them even into the shower -- and test their business acumen by starting up two cafes.

"They were told today at around half past 12," said Anastasia Perova, the show's harried press secretary.

"They responded absolutely unanimously, and decided unanimously to stay on until the situation finally becomes clear. They only talked about it briefly. Then it was back to work: opening the restaurants," she said.

After the cafes open, viewers are to vote on their favourite stars, and the winners get cash to open real businesses of their own. That is, of course, if there are any viewers.