Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 12/2/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • David Goodman (THE FAMILY GUY) has a new overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. (And we’re very happy for him – unless David’s the one who came up with the idea of offing Brian, in which case he should immediately be cast down to the innermost circle of hell for fucking with our fannish head.)
  • Chris Gerolmo (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) is developing DOC FORD, a drama based on Randy Wayne White’s book series about the Doc, for CBS. (And we’re really happy for him as well – unless “Chris Gerolmo” is a pseudonym for David Goodman, in which case we’re getting more pissed off by the second, even if it turns out that Brian isn’t really dead and that this was just a ratings and publicity trick)
  • Justin Adler (BETTER OFF TED) is writing the pilot for an NBC version of 30 AND COUNTING, which began its life as a UK series by Chris Little about the lives of former college buds. (Not something we normally care about one way or another, but if we ever learn that David Goodman is involved we’re going to the next NBC stockholders meeting and raise 600 kinds of hell cuz the more we think about it, the more horrible it is if in fact Brian isn’t dead and we’re getting all teary-eyed over nothing.)
  • James McBride’s book Song Yet Sung is about to become an FX series about the underground railroad and the life of Harriet Tubman. No adaptor has been named, so it’s time for all interested writing parties to make their moves. (Except you, David Goodman cuz…Briannnnnn!!!! Oh, damn, how it hurts….)