30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series
In 2009, ABC got sued by producer Anthony Spinner because Lost was based on his ideas. He approached ABC in 1977 with a script entitled L.O.S.T., and it followed a group of eight U.S. Olympic team members who survived a plane crash. He also revealed that, after the initial rejection, he pitched very similar ideas to ABC again in 1991 and 1994, but none of them took off. Still, the network decided to take his idea and create the show without giving credit to its true creator.
Anthony sought damages and wanted a share of the profits from Lost, but unfortunately his case got rejected.