Connect with IMDb



1 item from 2008


Griffin's Production Company To Be Sued Over Gameshow

6 May 2008 5:17 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Late comedy legend Merv Griffin's production company has been accused of stealing an idea for the Merv Griffin's Crosswords gameshow.

In a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, George Giangrante claims he came up with a crossword puzzle game show back in 1995 with "a 'double-cross' feature that allowed an opposing player to take all of another player's money with one correct answer, and thus, knock him or her out of contention".

Giangrante claims he pitched the show to Griffin's production firm in 2001 and "the late Merv Griffin was particularly interested in a crossword game show".

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Griffin died last August at the age of 82 after a long battle with prostate cancer. »

Permalink | Report a problem


1 item from 2008


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners