Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/5/14

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

  • Larry Wilmore (THE DAILY SHOW) is the new showrunner for ABC’s untitled comedy about “an upper middleclass black man who struggles to raise his children with…cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles…. (Actually, the uncut logline for this series is as long as most series bibles! So it appears that good ole Lar has his editing work cut out for him. Good luck, man!)
  • Rob Schneider (ROB) is co-writing (with wife Patricia Azarcoya Schneider), starring in, producing, and financing his own  series, which he says is heavily influenced by FAWLTY TOWERS. (Rob’s doing the whole indie series thing here, with nobody to answer to but, well, himself and Patricia. In other words, we’re talking new paradigm – so your truly is all for it in every possible way. Go get ’em, tiger!)
  • Craig Brewer (HUSTLE & FLOW) has a new overall deal with Paramount TV and will be writing, directing and producing two drama pilots. (Which myself think is awesome cuz…hey, this dude knows something. He’s fucking good, you know?)
  • Wilton Barnhardt’s novel Lookaway, Lookaway has been optioned by HBO for a comedy series described as “a scathing comic window into the dysfunction of the American family, as Old South traditions clash with 21st Century realities….” (The producers are Sue Nagle and David Minor, and they’re looking for a writer, so if you or somebody you love knows ’em, have you peeps get in touch.)