When something becomes popular, it opens itself up for more scrutiny. Celebrities that make it big generally have their lives pried into more by paparazzi. Even TV reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians have been a wild success because people looking into their lives. Sports athletes that become household names are often caught in scandals because they’re being evaluated more by reporters. The same goes for TV shows that become popular. Whether or not these people have a real beef for a show taking their idea and becoming popular, here are 10 of the biggest shows that have faced lawsuits due to stealing.
Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton sued creators Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson over the HBO show. Silas and Littleton were writers of a script for a pilot called Off Season back in 2008, and met with Wahlberg and Johnson to star in the show. The writers claim the other duo ripped off setting, plot, theme, and even specific characters.
Anthony Spinner sued ABC back in 2009 because he claimed he brought the idea of Lost to the network numerous times. One attempt back in 1977 was actually a show called L.O.S.T. which involved an Olympic team that crashed in the Himalayas.