Lawsuit Accuses Hit Show New Girl of "Blatant Plagiarism"

Lacey Donohue · 01/17/14 03:01PM

In a lawsuit filed in California federal court on Thursday, two screenwriters argue that New Girl, the hit Fox comedy that debuted in 2011, is based upon their pilot script for a show entitled Square One. Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold are suing New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producer Peter Chernin, Fox, and WME and demanding an injunction that halts filming and distribution of the show.