‘Columbo’ Architects Sue Universal Over Unpaid Profits From Detective Drama

The creators of 'Columbo' are suing Universal over what they claim is a refusal to pay them profit participation from the show for more than 40 years.

Remember when episodes of Columbo would start with a cleverly planned and, er, executed killing in which the perp took great pains in trying to throw the cops off his trail? Well, the creators of that iconic NBC crime drama starring Peter Falk are suing Universal over what they claim is not deliberate elusiveness but merely choosing not to pay them what was owed.In a 15-page complaint filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), William Link and Richard Levinson say Universal Cit...