Rips Off My ‘Godmother’ Script
… Famous Writer Sues
11/14/2017 6:10 PM PST
The FOX sitcom, “The Mick,” was totally nicked from a veteran Hollywood writer who says there’s hard proof right in the script … according to the lawsuit he’s filed.
Wyndham Lewis, who’s written several seasons of “Nurse Jackie,” says he wrote a script in 2015 for a show he called “The Godmother.” It was about an irresponsible “black sheep” aunt who suddenly has to care for spoiled rich kids of white-collared criminals. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s the same theme as “The Mick,” which stars Kaitlin Olson in the black sheep role.
Lewis says he submitted his script to a FOX exec, named Jen Carreras, but ultimately never struck a deal. Fast forward to January 2016 when — according to docs obtained by TMZ — Lewis found out FOX was developing the show he calls a “rewrite” of his ‘Godmother’ script … and Carreras was the development exec behind it.
Lewis believes he has a smoking gun, too. According to the suit, the script for a key scene in the FOX show contains a typo, referring to the main character, “Chip” as Grant. He says Grant is the name he gave that character in “The Godmother.”
Translation: They changed the names to protect the guilty … or so he claims.
Lewis is suing FOX — which just ordered 7 more episodes of the show — and 3 Arts Entertainment for at least $2 million.