-The idea has never been reproduced before
-Me and my two other friends are working together to make this show a reality
I would suggest that you speak with an entertainment law attorney first. Lawyers for the Creative Arts can help if cost is a concern:
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Unfortunately, you cannot protect ideas except through a NDA agreement which most producers and directors will not sign. If you do a treatment, or have a name of a show or a script for a show, then you will be able to protect it either through copyright registration or through trademark (for the name).
You need some advice on the best way, if any, to protect your "idea." Copyright law protects a tangible medium of expression that is sufficiently original, e.g. script, television show, etc. The idea itself is not protectable by copyright; at least not until it's written, recorded, or otherwise fixed so that it can be perceived. However, an entertainment attorney can advise you on ways to potentially protect your idea through contract or implied contract theories. Until you speak to an attorney, you should be careful about sharing your idea.
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