Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 12/10/12

Latest News About Writers Doing Better Than We Are

  • Mike Judge (KING OF THE HILL) is is writing the HBO pilot SILICON VALLEY, where, according to the press release “the people most qualilfied to succeed are the least capable of handling success.” (What a straight line! So many ways to mock it! So much irony going to waste. But we refuse to give in to the temptation. Refuse, we say!)
  • Carl Binder (STARGATE) & David Titcher (THE LIBRARIAN) are writing the ABC pilot WEIRD DESK, which is described as a series “which has a paranormal focus, tracks an organization taking on mysterious cases that have been redirected from the CIA and the NSA.” (Guess they think that THE X-FILES team can’t sue because the show doesn’t also name the FBI, but guess what, ABC? Yeah, your derivative POS – that’s “piece of shit” to those not into acronyms – will not be weirdly immune to justice, we predict. Oh no, did we just go too far?)
  • Quick, call your agent ‘cuz there doesn’t seem to be a writer attached, just a producer named Jennifer Love Hewitt: Lifetime is developing MRS. G’s BIGGER LOVE  about a female polygamist “who attracts a book agent and fame.” (Actually, we think we know why there’s no writer. Everyone they went to turned it down. They must have, dammit. Jesus!)
  • Another project listed without a writer is ABC’s sitcom JENNI, starring Jenni Rivera, a “Mexican-American Singer who has sold 20 million albums, according to the announcement. In this stale piece of crap, the star plays a single Latina woman who is both raising her family and running a business. (Do the words, “Please, somebody, shoot me now” sound too harsh?)