a building contractor
who appeared on season two of the NBC
Average Joe, filed
a suit in a Cleveland federal court claiming
NBC stole his ideas and used them in later
seasons of the show. He was joined in the $40
million suit by two other men, who also claim
their ideas were stolen by NBC.
Average Joe follows a group of regular guys as its members compete for the affections of a beautiful lady. The three men filing the suit claim NBC used their suggestions for makeovers, tasks, and other activities that are currently being shown on season four of the show.
NBC had no comment on the Average Joe lawsuit but announced it was making a reality show about reality-show contestants suing television networks.