Court Ruling Allows Cable Network to Bring Back Show

Oct 6, 2010  •  Post A Comment

A court ruling in a lawsuit over a cable TV show will enable the network to go ahead with the shows second season, scheduled to premiere Oct. 12, Reuters reports.

The show is Food Network’s “Private Chefs of Beverly Hills,” which is being sued for alleged trademark violation. The case is continuing, but a court has denied an injunction that would have prevented the show from airing as planned.

In August, Private Chefs Inc. sued Food Network claiming that the TV program violated its trademark and breached an implied contract. The group says it pitched a similar show to Food Network in 2002.

Judge Consuelo Marshall denied the complainants’ request for a preliminary injunction. The judge issued a statement that said, in part, Private Chefs Inc. "has failed to show a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable harm."

Season two of "Private Chefs of Beverly Hills" is scheduled to premiere on Food Network Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET.

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