Simon Cowell, ABC Television Network, and FreemantleMedia, North America are being sued over the reality TV show “The Million Dollar Idea.” Reality TV Magazine first reported on the new reality TV show back on July 13, 2005. ABC had announced that they ordered nine episodes of the show that was going under the working title of “The Million Dollar Idea.”
The ABC Television Network announced today the order for nine episodes of "The Million Dollar Idea" (working title), a new reality series from executive producers Simon Cowell, Nigel Hall and Cecile Frot-Coutaz of FremantleMedia North America. Over the course of the series, the show will undertake a nationwide search for America’s greatest entrepreneur with the best business idea or new product. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity culminates with the presentation of $1,000,000 worth of business support, including cash, top-notch entrepreneurial counsel and physical resources to the winner, allowing him/her to turn a dream into reality.