Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/11/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Matt Lopez (RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN) is adapting Chelsea Cain’s upcoming book series, ONE KICK, into a drama series for NBC. Once you get past the backstory, this looks to be very much like BATMAN with a hot babe. (Which means we are sooo cool with this that we’re shaking in anticipation.)
  • Laura Gutin (1600 PENN) is developing OLIVIA JONES IS MY GIRLFRIEND, an NBC comedy about a friendship between a girl who’s never had a boyfriend and another girl who’s never had any girl friends. (Yep, we have no idea what that means either, but…1600 PENN, know what we’re saying?)
  • Laura Solon (2005 Edinburgh Fringe Fest award winner, so yay!) is writing a comedy about a nanny who has no problems with the kid she cares for, but, oh, is his dad ever a dick. (No, they didn’t exactly put it that way, but…reading between the lines, know what we’re saying?)
  • Joshua Sternin & Jennifer Ventimilia (THAT ’70s SHOW) are writing an NBC comedy about two guys whose longtime friendship is hanged when one of them becomes a woman. (Based on Jennifer’s own change from Jeffrey Ventimilla, this series is impossible for us to snark about cuz…well, it just seems so damn sincere. Still, we’d like to point out that the official announcement by ABC used the “Jeffrey Ventimilla name. What does that tell us about the net?)
  • Matt Michnovetz (24) has a deal at The CW for THE COVER, an FBI drama that reminds of an aging Sean Penn movie called STATE OF GRACE. (Which means this could be very well done on, say, Showtme or FX or TNT or HBO or Starz. But The CW? That could be cause for just a bit of concern.)