As LMNO fights over The Little Couple, and as Discovery has canceled contracts for many other shows including Killer Confessions, Speaking for the Dead, and Hollywood & Crime, Discovery is formally contending in court that its production partner “routinely and intentionally overstated the actual costs of production by more than 30%,” which in some instances, meant that it was “deprived of profit participation.”
Discovery adds that it paid LMNO over $64 million to produce the various television shows at issue. It is now asserting causes of action including that LMNO breached contracts, failed to keep fair and accurate books, committed fraud, infringed trademarks and committed unfair competition. Discovery is seeking a declaratory judgment that it now “owns all rights” to any episodes and seasons for which LMNO failed to finance its portion of production budgets. The counterclaimant is also seeking monetary damages.
Source and more: THR
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of The Little Couple…