Safekeeping: Protecting Your TV Show Idea

Vol. 6 No. 5

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Ivan Parron is an attorney and principal of Parron Law in Miami, Florida. He specializes in entertainment, media, and sports law.

In August 2012, NBC debuted a late summer series called Stars Earn Stripes to quite a bit of fanfare and a truly impressive amount of cross-platform promotion. It was a reality competition show, produced by Survivor creator Mark Burnett, that featured a cast of celebrities including Dean Cain, Laila Ali, and Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, pitted against each other alongside real military service members. The celebrities were to engage in actual military training exercises with the goal of coming out on top and winning money for a charity each had chosen to represent. Aside from some controversy that Stars Earn Stripes met upon its debut from a group of Nobel Peace laureates who decried it as making light of the true horrors of war, it is hard to imagine anyone much remembers the show; despite a big push from the NBC Universal properties, it was canceled after only six episodes.

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