Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 4/24/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Terry Moore’s horror comic, Rachel Rising, is headed for television, and the producer, Alcon Television Group, is looking for a showrunner/writer. So you know what to do, kids. (Yeah, like quick, get a credit, and then have your people call.)
  • Matt Williams (ROSEANNE) & David McFadzean (HOME IMPROVEMENT) and George Lopez are writing SAINT GEORGE, a Latino family sitcom, for FX. (It’s a 10 episodes now, 90 later if we like it deal, ala ANGER MANAGEMENT, so don’t worry they’ll need other writers too down the line.)
  • Travis Beacham (PACIFIC RIM) is writing the pilot for BALLISTIC CITY at AMC. (According to io9 it’s “crime on a generation ship. And know what? We definitely can live with that.)
  • Seth Zvi Rosenthal’s (HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA) pilot script for DOWN LO, a drama about a gay rapper to be produced by singer John Legend, has been bought by HBO. (No word yet on whether its greenlighted as a series or a pilot or something for the HBO execs to wipe their noses on.)