Temis the Vorta wrote:
The phenomenon of TV copying each other is well known. Last year there were two Beauty & the Beast shows in contention. Serial killers seem to be the big thing this year. For next season, there are two shows where the gimmick is that Dracula, Frankenstein et al are in the same story.
And of course there's the Canadian series Cold Squad
which somehow gave birth to the American series Cold Case
. Although in that case, the makers of the original show actively considered SUING those who made the 'other' (but did not actually do it).