So Warner Bros filed in LA Superior Court seeking $49M over its agreement to give CBS options to order its Two And A Half Men for a 5th and 6th season. CBS, which airs the series, agreed that if it exercised those options and the show was a hit, the network would pay back at least some deficit financing incurred by Barry Meyer and company over the first 4 seasons as well as pay premiums on the 5th and 6th year license fees. There’s no question that 2.5 Men has, by any measure, been a hit for Les Moonves et al for the last 4 years as well as broadcast TV’s No. 1 sitcom. So Warner Bros wants its dough, claiming that CBS has refused to pay even a portion of what was agreed. Oh, I love it when Big Media stop colluding and start to sue one another. I’ll read through the lawsuit later for any juicy bits.
Warner Bros Slaps CBS With Lawsuit Over Deficit Financing Of 'Two And A Half Men'
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