Let me knock down yet another rumor. Intellectual property pit bull Marc Toberoff tells me he doesn’t represent the Don Adams estate and isn’t suing Warner Bros over Get Smart. Toberoff did take on Warner Brothers when the studio attempted to deny Buck Henry (and Mel Brooks, repped by Alan U. Schwartz) financial participation as creators of the series, but that was settled. On the other hand, it is true that Toberoff is the bane of Warner Bros’ existence fresh off a victory on behalf of Superman creator Jerry Seigel and other lawsuits involving the studio’s product like The Dukes of Hazzard, The Wild Wild West, and Smallville. (See my previous: Ruling Against Warner On Superman: How Legally Greedy Can Big Media Get?) As for Get Smart, the biggest obstacle facing it isn’t legal but comedic.
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