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NBC Takes Gutshot Over Poker Show

9/13/2009 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBC Takes Gutshot Over Poker Show A poker show on NBC that actually did worse in the ratings than a re-run of "Finding Nemo" is the subject of a ridiculous $85,000,000 lawsuit -- which is about a mil for each person that watched it.

A guy named Brandon McSmith claims he came up with the idea for a show where wannabe poker players compete against pros (who were hidden behind doors) for a chance to win a seat at the World Series of Poker.

Smith claims he pitched the idea to a company called Poker Productions -- but they rejected it.

Fast forward two years -- a show called "Face the Ace" popped up on NBC where contestants "select a pro from behind four smoked-glass doors." And guess who created it? Poker Productions!

The grand prize on the NBC show -- a cool mil.

Even though the show is so awful it has been relegated to Saturday afternoons, McSmith wants $85,000,000 in damages.

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Tony    

I wish they'll be big fined on these bull craps sites. Good luck and sue them for good!!!!!!! before i love to watch it, but now i hate it. B/c this bull crap sites are ripped off, don't believe anything they said on TV's.

1793 days ago
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Julie    

Yeah, he has a chance of winning all of that money.

1812 days ago
3.

whatsup    

balls

1812 days ago
4.

Divabitch    

Happen to like finding Nemo and watched it last week!

1812 days ago
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Texas    

Yeah, what a terrible show.. Check out how bad it is in this clip I found.. I pretty much wanna gag http://www.jeejuh.com/?u=21012

1812 days ago
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KIDS AT RISK karen lee    

IS THIS GREEDY WOMAN ALSO WILLING TO SHARE IN THE INCREDIBLE $$$$ (real) financial LOSSES NBC suffered for putting this POS "program" on the air?
THE CONCEPT WAS DUMB from the get-go -- JUST ASK JOAN RIVERS if SHE'D watch (or Melissa would watch) SUCH A SHOW?
Did it "star" the ungracious uncouth Apprentice wanna-be ANNIE DUKE>? No wonder it sank to the bottom ratings-wise.

1812 days ago
7.

B.    

From Bottom-Turn

1812 days ago
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jOe tHe ReTaRd    

balls

1812 days ago
9.

MJrus    

MJ, I LOVE YOU!! and thank you for a letter..=*

1812 days ago
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jOe tHe ReTaRd    

POCKET ACES, BITCH!

1812 days ago
11.

mickey lou    

NBC sucks! They are going down fast from news to cartoons!

1812 days ago
12.

clv129    

wha??? i love this show...but i love all the poker shows on tv

1811 days ago
13.

robert ball    

Go for it, Brandon!!! I never have forgiven NBC (Nauseating Bean Counters) for dropping Star Trek way back when. And this Poker Productions bunch sounds just like NBC's kind of people. They're all thieves and scoundrels.

1811 days ago
14.

Nelly    

Good while it lasted.
http://clickforbeats.com

445 days ago
15.

Nelly    

Good while it lasted.
http://clickforbeats.com

445 days ago
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