Face the Ace Faces $85M Lawsuit

Sooo...Brandon McSmith is to blame for Face the Ace? And he wants $85M for it?

Sooo...Brandon McSmith is to blame for Face the Ace? And he wants $85M for it?

The problems keep piling on for NBC’s Face the Ace.

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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6 Responses

  1. hecubus

    September 14, 2009 8:00 am, Reply

    If McSmith did in fact pitch the idea of using Schirippa, then I think he should be ordered to pay Poker Productions.

  2. Reality Check

    September 14, 2009 5:35 pm, Reply

    Hey Brandon – so you wanted to steal a commentator from another poker show and use him on your show? That’s called “irony.”

    • Brandon McSmith

      September 14, 2009 6:47 pm, Reply

      Who said anything about steal, you make them an offer either they take it or don’t. My point is the show should have a host that is experienced in poker commentating.

  3. Lee

    September 14, 2009 6:29 pm, Reply

    the show gargles mandicks anyway. make nejad the host. no schirripa. and no dull 40-year-old fat dudes that live in their parents’ basement and you could be looking at gold.

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