Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 5/18/14

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

  • Andrew Chambliss (ONCE UPON A TIME) has a new overall deal with ABC studios, where he’ll continue writing-producing ONCE and develop new projects as well. (Congrats, Andrew. Although just between you and the munchy one, your talent is horribly wasted on that show. Hope you get to develop shows with style and substance soon!)
  • Spike Lee (Remember him?) is writing the pilot for a Showtime adaptation of his 1986 feature film classic, SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT. (And this one really intrigues me cuz, well, the Spiker doesn’t seem to at all be the same writer-director now that he was then. A whole different attitude, y’know? So will he recapture the magic? Or continue coming off as kinda dickish? I’m looking forward to finding out.)
  • Rich Blumquist (THE DAILY SHOW) has a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, where he’ll do the usual new project development thing. (Which I think is a shame cuz this guy is so damn funny we should be seeing the results of his crazed brainstem activity every day on a show that’s already on the air, like we used to. C’mon, Rich, entertain us before the powers that be decide you’re no longer hot.)
  • Ian Roberts & Jay Martel (KEY AND PEELE) are the showrunners of TV Land’s new TEACHERS, a comedy about a couple of nutcases who involve their students in various selfish personal shananigans. (In other words, this show has the potential of being the most accurate depiction of  Yer Friendly Neighborhood Munchman’s high school years ever – provided it actually gets on the air. Here’s hopin’.)