A man named Brandon McSmith has sued the creators of the show, Poker Productions, for $85,000,000 claiming he pitched the concept of the show to them. According to his claim, Poker Productions rejected the pitch, but then two years later they launched Face the Ace.
Since then, the show has faced much criticism and even worse ratings, but somehow McSmith feels an $85M ball seems about right for his troubles. It’s not like he pitched Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld the concept of a “show about nothing” here. $85M? For this? Really?
Whether or not the claims are true, one thing is sure: McSmith probably didn’t pitch Poker Productions the idea of using Steve Schirripa as host.
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