Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 3/4/14

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

  • Matt Hubbard (30 ROCK) has a new 2 year development deal at Universal Television. He’s also writing-producing Fox’s sitcom CABOT COLLEGE. (If those two victories aren’t reason enough to hate this far-too-talented guy, then what it? Congrat, Matty baby!)
  • Aron Eli Coleite (HEROES) is writing the pilot for a Fox family drama not-so-cleverly titled HOME. (Cuz family “thrillers” are in now, and so is the irony of giving something a warm and fuzzy name and then using it to scare the hell out of us. Well, guess what, Fox Network? The munchy one doesn’t scare easy. Nosirree.)
  • Justin Monjo (FARSCAPE) is writing the pilot for an HBO s-f series based on George C. CHesbro‘s series of novels about criminologist Mongo (not Monjo) the Magnificent. (And, cuz not only is he a fan fave, he’s a “little person” fan fave, Peter Dinklage is set to star. Political correctness, diversity, and eager, panting fans, all in one package. It’s positively munchifying, y’know?)
  • Nicole Riegel (newbie) is writing a Fox pilot “set in a contemporary wartime context.” (Hmm, that’s pretty vague. Nobody munchie knows could have set up that kinda pitch. But then, nobody munchie knows would have Cary Joji Fukunaga, director-producer of TRUE DETECTIVE to pitch it for ’em. Good work, Nicole!)