Published On: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

'The Mick' Was Stolen from My 'Godmother,' Author Claims in Lawsuit

‘The Mick’

Rips Off My ‘Godmother’ Script

… Well-known Author Sues

11/14/2017 6:10 PM PST


The FOX sitcom, “The Mick,” was completely nicked from a veteran Hollywood author who says there’s exhausting proof proper within the script … based on the lawsuit he is filed.

Wyndham Lewis, who’s written a number of seasons of “Nurse Jackie,” says he wrote a script in 2015 for a present he referred to as “The Godmother.” It was about an irresponsible “black sheep” aunt who immediately has to look after spoiled wealthy children of white-collared criminals. Sound acquainted? Yeah, it is the identical theme as “The Mick,” which stars Kaitlin Olson within the black sheep position. 

Lewis says he submitted his script to a FOX exec, named Jen Carreras, however finally by no means struck a deal. Quick ahead to January 2016 when — based on docs obtained by TMZ — Lewis discovered FOX was creating the present he calls a “rewrite” of his ‘Godmother’ script … and Carreras was the event exec behind it.

Lewis believes he has a smoking gun, too. In response to the go well with, the script for a key scene within the FOX present incorporates a typo, referring to the principle character, “Chip” as Grant. He says Grant is the title he gave that character in “The Godmother.”

Translation: They modified the names to guard the responsible … or so he claims.

Lewis is suing FOX — which simply ordered 7 extra episodes of the present — and three Arts Leisure for not less than $2 million.

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