Home Improvement Lawsuit Settled By Disney
It was a staple of prime time television during the ’90s and featured the man behind Buzz Lightyear. But the Tim Allen-fronted comedy Home Improvement recently headlined a less-than-funny lawsuit for Disney.
In their initial lawsuit, the creators said “Home Improvement” was an “instantaneous and huge hit for ABC,” and that “in the eight seasons the series was broadcast on ABC it was among the top eight most popular shows on network television.”
“Home Improvement” was sold into syndication in 1993, its second year, and the creators said Disney agreed to pay them equal to 75% to 100% of net profits.
“Implicit in its agreements with the production companies was the obligation of the defendants, on which the artists and their production companies relied, to maximize the revenues from the distribution of the series,” the suit read.