Lets get this right, who copied who?

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    Pictures002

    [1]Jul 17, 2007
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    who started first spelling bee or dont for get the lyrics?

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    phyconess

    [2]Jul 17, 2007
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    Although in technicality placement wise, Singing Bee did by one day. But this show had more publicity because it was scheduled to start when it did. The other thread on this board on this topic says that Singing Bee was not scheduled to premiere until fall. So really, NBC stole it from FOX, but FOX I think is doing better at it anyway.
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    boromirbeauty

    [3]Jul 18, 2007
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    I heard on the radio yesterday that SB was developed first, then DFtL followed suit. FOX put it on their line-up first, but NBC, to recover I guess, found a way to get it on before FOX did this one.

    I don't really think it matters though, every season you have shows that have similar plots, gimics, and such.
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    bob07087

    [4]Jul 19, 2007
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    I don't know if its a matter of stealing ideas but it seems that FTL is a much better show, I saw spelling bee for the first time the other night and was bored by it.
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    Brunete20

    [5]Jul 20, 2007
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    phyconess wrote:
    So really, NBC stole it from FOX, but FOX I think is doing better at it anyway.

    Just because the premiere dates where two months apart doesn't mean NBC stole it from FOX. Its all about scheduling. Only the creators and producers of the show will ever know who created which show first.

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    xlovedust

    [7]Jul 30, 2007
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    bob07087 wrote:
    I don't know if its a matter of stealing ideas but it seems that FTL is a much better show, I saw spelling bee for the first time the other night and was bored by it.

    I disagree. I actually like NBC's version. Though I do admit, FOX's version is more developed.

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