30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series
Are You Hot?
ABC’s Are You Hot? was far from successful and got cancelled after a single season (thank goodness). But it turns out that the show’s concept, which involved judges evaluating contestants based solely on their physical attractiveness, was stolen. In 2003, Howard Stern sued ABC and claimed that the series was a rip-off of a segment in his show called “The Evaluators” (in the segment, guests got to evaluate contestants based on their looks). It also didn’t help matters that the producer of Are You Hot? actually worked with Howard in the past.
He sued the network for over $100 million and eventually reached a settlement with ABC.