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Bill Nye, the 'Science Guy,' says Disney owes him and others $28 million in profits from '90s TV series

Bill Nye, the 'Science Guy,' says Disney owes him and others $28 million in profits from '90s TV series

Bill Nye, the TV personality known to his fans as the “Science Guy,” is suing Walt Disney Co., claiming that the entertainment giant improperly held onto millions of dollars in profits related to his popular TV series that ran in the 1990s on PBS and in national syndication.

In the complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Nye claims that Disney’s Buena Vista Television engaged in questionable Hollywood accounting over the series “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” and has failed to cooperate with Nye’s numerous attempts to audit the earnings of the show.

Buena Vista Television struck a deal to distribute, market and promote the series starting in 1993, according to the...

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