The ruling comes after Discovery accused the production company of holding the show hostage during a pending legal battle. The docuseries follows a large family who all live with dwarfism.
Earlier this year, “Discovery accused LMNO of keeping two separate sets of books to conceal deceptive business practices, while LMNO claimed that it was the victim of an embezzling and vindictive accountant who falsified the company’s financial records and took the phony documents to Discovery in order to destroy LMNO’s business.”
The judge’s recommendation claims Discovery is fully entitled to the series and its second season. A premiere date has not been announced, but LMNO has released a statement, saying they will file an objection to the ruling:
We respectfully disagree with the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation to the District Court Judge – who will be making the final ruling on this issue. LMNO will file its response and objection next week, and we look forward to the District Judge’s final order. LMNO has consistently maintained that it very much wants this show to be aired, and the entire dispute is over whether Discovery has to pay the agreed price. Therefore, LMNO is heartened that the Magistrate recognizes that the question of who possesses the materials is irrelevant to LMNO’s ultimate right to recover the amounts due.”
What do you think? Have you seen 7 Little Johnstons? Will you watch season two?