Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/19/14


Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Ingrid Escajeda (JUSTIFIED) is writing an unnamed Fox series pilot about a Texas prosecutor. (Except that in yer munchman’s humble opinion, somebody’s got this all wrong cuz the press release is saying that the aforementioned prosecutor is the good guy? Does nobody in TV keep up with the news?)
  • Glenn Gordon Caron (MEDIUM) is developing DAMN!, a drama about “a reprobate con man who meets his untimely death but gets another chance at life as an angel.” (Did I say “drama?” How can this be anything but funny? And as long as I’m questioning (TV exec) authority, what’s with this sudden run on con men? Are the suits all afraid they’re going to lose their cushy TV jobs so they’re trying to make what they’ve been doing for a living – you know, conning – more socially acceptable to prospective employers? Hmm.)
  • Justin Noble (DADS, but the network is trying to position him as a newbie) has sold his spec comedy, JUSTIN AND ABBY AND OH YEA ZACK TOO, to CBS. (I like the premise, though: “The ensemble comedy centers on platonic best friends Justin and Abby — and Abby’s boyfriend, who feels like a third wheel.” Maybe cuz I’ve – uh-oh – been there.)
  • Paul Ruehl (yer muncher is tired of citing credits from shows he never heard of so I’m leaving this space blank, well, sorta) is writing the pilot for the Fox family comedy LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, about a dad who’s trying to keep his son from being as screwed up as he is. (Hey, I’m liking that premise too, even though my experience as a Typical Millennial tells me it’ll be impossible for the daddy to succeed.)

That’s it for now. Write in and tell munchilito what you’ve sold today. TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)