Seven has put Nine on The Hotplate by taking them to court.
Seven is claiming that Nine’s The Hot Plate has ripped off it’s highly succseful cooking show My Kitchen Rules. Seven has lodged papers in the Federal court to get the series taken off the air.
Seven will claim The Hotplate used almost identical casting, costuming, sets, music, promotion and judging processes to MKR.
“Channel 9’s on-air promotions for its program had a strange sense of déjà vu,” a Seven spokesman told news.com.au. “We then saw it. We believe Nine has appropriated Seven’s My Kitchen Rules original format and related production elements and contravened copyright.”
Nine has denied the claims saying “We will be vigorously defending the case. We don’t have anything else to say given the matter’s before the court.”
The case will be heard on Tuesday.