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'NCIS' Creator Sues -- CBS BURNED Me On 'NCIS: LA'

4/28/2011 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The TV legend who created "NCIS, "JAG," "Quantam Leap" and "Magnum P.I." claims he's been done dirty by the suits at CBS -- who allegedly cut him out of the plans and profits for "NCIS: Los Angeles."

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75-year-old Donald Bellisario has filed a lawsuit against the network -- claiming he has a deal with CBS which gives him the "first opportunity" to create any spin-offs of "NCIS."

According to his suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Bellisario claims CBS never made any effort to include him in the plans for "NCIS: Los Angeles" -- and has since refused to provide him any compensation for the show.

Bellisario is suing for unspecified damages.

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