Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 3/27/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Eric Schaeffer (STARVED, I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M STILL SINGLE) has sold his comedy series, ERIC SCHAEFFER: LIFE COACH? to the new My Damn Channel Comedy Network, whatever the hell that is. (We think it’s a web channel. Find out more here.)
  • Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life, about the O.J. Simpson trial, has been sold to Fox. No word on whether it’ll be made into a series, a special, or a TV movie. (Whatever it is, we’ll be interested in seeing if anybody watches…cuz it seems to us that there can’t be too many people still alive who remember the Juice. This is old, people!)
  • Tommy Wirkola (HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS) has created a half-hour comedy for Showtime based on his Norwegian series, HELLFJORD. (Ah, showbiz life, just one success after another, eh, Tommy? Oh, wait…)
  • Melissa Carter (JANE BY DESIGN) is writing a dramedy called HOT PROPERTY, based on a book by Michele, Sabrina and Samantha Kleier,  for ABC Family. (The writers of the book are the stars of HGTV’s reality series, SELLING NEW YORK, which of course means that everybody else is dying to be in business with ’em. “They’re stars!” we tells ya. “Stars!”)