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30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series

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HBO

The HBO series follows a retired NFL player (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) who decides to become a financial adviser for football players. It’s now in its fifth and final season, but after its first, HBO and the show’s executive producers were hit with a $200 million copyright infringement lawsuit. Two writers, Everett Silas and Sherri Littleton, filed a complaint stating that the show’s plots, scenes, and storylines are “virtually identical” to their original pitch, Off Season, which the executives previously had access to. Still, the case was dismissed because the judge ruled that the plots were “widely different” and that, while there were similarities, they weren’t necessarily copied. Hmm…

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