Hayden Christensen Claims USA Stole His ‘Royal Pains’ Idea

By: / July 7, 2010

Actor Hayden Christensen is suing executives at the USA Network alleging that they stole his idea for Royal Pains.

The actor and his brother Tove claim that they contacted the network in 2005 and pitched them a show called Housecall that followed around a “concierge” doctor who made home visits to rich and famous clients. The plot is very similar to Royal Pains, a TV show on USA starring Mark Feuerstein which is currently entering its second season.

Hayden and Tove allege that an unnamed USA executive told them that he found their idea “fascinating” although they apparently never went beyond a pitch meeting with the executive.

The 29-year-old actor was most recently in the news when he broke off his engagment with girlfriend Rachel Bilson whom he met on the set of the movie Jumper. His newest movie, Vanishing on 7th Street was produced by Tove.

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