Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/28/13

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

  • Sameer Gardeezi (MIND OF MENCIA) is writing an unnamed comedy pilot set to star a top South African comedian for Fox. (Cuz, like, Fox is looking toward the South Africans Now Living in the U.S. demo? Now that’s what we call making the best possible use of statistics so far this year. Not.)
  • Diablo Cody (JUNO) has already been declared the official creator of an as yet unwritten but nevertheless still purchased HBO series based on Julie Holland’s upcoming book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really Making You Crazy. (No, we don’t know why Ms. Holland hasn’t been pegged as creator. Evidently her agent/lawyer/manager doesn’t have the pull Diablo’s does. Hope JH is at least getting major $$$ for the sale.)
  • Steve Callaghan (THE FAMILY GUY) has a new overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. (Dude went from writers assistant to showrunner. We love him! Now will ya take that meeting with us, Steve? Please?)
  • Rolin Jones (UNITED STATES OF TARA) has sold KNIFEMAN, a historical series about “a charming, arrogant, decorum-breaking genius who challenges societal norms to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries” to AMC. (Don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but this sounds more “hysterical” than “historical” to us. Especially the “decorum-breaking” thing. Ooh, talk about edgy…)
  • Jason Cahill (FRINGE) has written the pilot for another AMC series, GALYNTINE, about the scattered survivors of a future apocalypse trying to get by. (This could be cooler than it sounds cuz what happens is that these messed-up survivors not only don’t have technology, they’ve fucking banned it…which means that they’re way behind the survival 8-ball. Kind of like 98% of the current population of the U.S….but we know TV exchews social commentary, so of course that can’t be….)