30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series
In 2012, writers Joseph Balsamo and Peter Ciancarelli sued FX for copyright infringement, claiming that they stole ideas from their own project, The Commissioner. Their series was about a group of friends who were passionate about fantasy football, and quite a few of their characters are very similar to the ones on The League. In their complaint, they said: “Given the numerous and striking similarities between the two works, there can be no dispute that defendants Schaffer and/or FX had access to and copied protectable elements of the treatment.”
Even despite the legal drama, The League continued to be a success and developed a cult following.