Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 6/30/14

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

  • David Thorne (LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN) has joined Jim Vallely (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) to create 27b/6, an HBO comedy series based on David’s blog. (Yer munchie one is going out on a limb here and now to predict that this will be a very, very, very funny show cuz if David sez it’s “a cross between THE OFFICE and EASTBOUND & DOWN, then, know what? It is.)
  • Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) is writing the pilot for a Showtime series to be called ROADIES. (And if it turns out to be a lot like ALMOST FAMOUS that probably won’t be a coincidence. This could be another good cable comedy, baby, yeah!)
  • Matt Murray (PARKS AND RECREATION) has a new overall deal with Universal TV and as soon as the 7th season of P & R has wrapped he’ll become co-exec producer of Universal’s BROOKLYN NINE-NINE. (And since this muncher finds NINE-NINE inedible, here’s hoping some of the P & R funny rubs off on it. The critics have already named NINE-NINE a saint of a show. Maybe now it’ll give us some miracles?)
  • Robert Baer‘s book, The Perfect Kill 21 Laws for Assassins, has been optioned by Imagine TV for a series. (This is an open assignment, friends and neighbors. Time to lay siege to Imagine’s Brian Glazer and GET THAT GIG!)