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.
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