The producers behind "Home Improvement" are suing the Walt Disney Company over what they feel is the mishandling of the show's syndication deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to a suit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Carmen Finestra, Tam O'Shanter, David McFadzen and Matt Williams of Wind Dancer Production Group are alleging that Disney sold the Tim Allen family comedy into syndication in New York for "for no monetary consideration," and failed to consult them over the best way to exploit the show for further profits.
According to THR:
The new suit claims Disney has caused Home Improvement to be syndicated "at well before the fair market value" and against the interests of the profit participants. They also claim that certain charges have been applied to the show improperly.
The producers are also seeking up to 75 percent of "Home Improvement's" net profits, claiming they haven't been paid fairly for a property that has brought Disney over $1.5 billion.