Claiming that 7 Little Johnstons is being “held hostage,” Discovery Communications today filed a writ of possession against the company that produced it, seeking the immediate possession of all the completed episodes of the second [third] season of the hit reality TV show. (Read it here and here.) The move is the latest in the ongoing dispute between Discovery and LMNO Productions, whose offices were raided by the FBI in June.
In a statement provided to Deadline, LMNO responded to the filing, insisting it is acting within its legal rights in the matter. “Regarding Discovery’s motion filed today pertaining to the ‘Seven Little Johnstons’ series, we can confirm that Discovery failed to sign the negotiated contract for this season of the show, and failed and refused to pay the agreed-upon price for these episodes. Now, Discovery wants to obtain the footage without paying for it; in the absence of a signed contract, they have no right to do so. LMNO will be responding officially to Discovery’s motion through the appropriate legal channels.”
Source and more: Deadline
Who will win and which way will the pendulum swing on the ownership of 7 Little Johnstons? Stay tuned as we monitor the status of 7 Little Johnstons Season 3…