30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series
Michael Roy Barry, a guy from Ireland, claimed that he came up with an idea for a show called The Voice of America, where contestants would be judged solely by the sound of their voice, rather than their looks. In 2009, The Entertainment Group actually saw his pitch, but they never got back to him about his idea. And yet, his exact concept eventually became an international hit known as The Voice.
He sued Talpa Holding and affiliates and The Entertainment Group, and sought damages for breach of contract. But it seems like the lawsuit did nothing to hinder the success of The Voice.