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30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series

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New Girl

Fox

Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold originally pitched a script called Square One (which was based on Stephanie’s life) to executives at WME. It was about a quirky young woman who was forced to moved in with three of her guy friends after discovering that her husband had cheated on her. So when Fox’s New Girl introduced the quirky and newly single Jess as the new roommate of three men, Stephanie and Shari took legal action. They claimed that their work was widely circulated and then used to create the hit series. But despite the fact that its premise closely mirrors Stephanie’s story, the judge dismissed the case and mentioned that there wasn’t enough evidence to show that Liz Meriwether, the show’s creator, had access to their work. We’ve still got our suspicions, though…

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