MUMBAI: Warner Bros has sued broadcaster CBS Corp over the television sitcom Two and a Half Men, claiming that the TV network owes the studio $49 million in production costs and fees as the show has become a huge hit.
Warner Bros, producer of the show, filed a $49 million breach-of-contract suit against CBS, which broadcasts it. Warner said that the broadcaster refused to pay additional fees the studio said it was owed if the show achieved certain ratings numbers in its fourth season.
Warner Bros’ lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. "CBS has reaped the benefits of the tremendous success of Two and a Half Men but wants to deny Warner Bros the right to its agreed-upon share. It should not be permitted to do so," the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit also mentioned that the show generates hundreds of millions of dollars for the network.