Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/3/12


“All’s fair in love and showbiz.” (Anon.)
  • Greg Malin (FRIENDS) is writing the pilot for the ABC sitcom TRIBES, adapted from the Israeli series, YOUR FAMILY OR MINE. (Proving that HOMELAND definitely has started an Israeli trend.)
  • Jordan Nardino (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) is writing the pilot for an untitled Fox comedy based on LifestyleLemonade.Com, a blog by Nikki Joel about her marriage to a WME agent who will go unnamed here because we like to pretend agents aren’t real/don’t actually exist. (Proving that even showbiz reality is a dreamworld.)
  • Nicholas Sparks (THE NOTEBOOK, DEAR JOHN) has TV deals for not one, not two, but three of his novels. Brandon Camp (LOVE HAPPENS) is adapting A BEND IN THE ROAD for TNT, John Norris (ONE TREE HILL) & Sparks are adapting THE FALLS for ABC Family, and Melissa Carter (JANE BY DESIGN)is writing DELIVERANCE CREEK for Lifetime. (Proving that if you have something that’s been done before, somewhere, TV will buy it…so get your Kindle books cracking!)
  • Michael Tolkin (DEEP IMPACT, THE PLAYER) is writing HOLLYWOOD & VINES, a series about a Hollywood family and its reaction to a star’s death, for ABC. (The fact that it was bought because “ABC is looking for its next REVENGE,” according to the H’wood Reporter proving again that, in TV, the concept that “If we can’t buy something that’s already succeeded we can at least copy it” still rules.)