Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/20/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Ian Edelman (HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA) has rejoined the TV Comedy Creator Club with a pilot deal for F.O.M.O. – aka Fear of Missing Out for Fox TV. (We loved HTMIIA so we’re unsnarkily thrilled to see this baby in the works.)
  • David Hayter (XMEN) is developing a WORLD WAE III “event series” for Fox. (No, we don’t know what an event series is but assume it’s on par with, you know, being “somebody.” Oh, beloved English language, how thee hast fallen!)
  • Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont (Made Of Honor) are writing an NBC pilot about relationship mayven Laura Berman for NBC. (Hey, the producer of this project convinced NBC that the “general audience” knows who Laura Berman is. Cuz it sure couldn’t have anything to do with who the producer is – some obviously fast-talking babe named Eva Longoria.)
  • Jeremy Slater (THE FANTASTIC FOUR) is developing yet another “new take” on THE EXORCIST for TV. (Yeah, bitches, for TV, not for any specific network because enough dependence on “high concept” is enough, right? Time to actually see what’s really gonna appear on our teeny tablet/cell phone screens.)
  • Oh, wait, looks like CBS is still operating under the “blind faith in a ridiculous twist on a terrific old idea” paradigm. They’re developing THE WIZARD OF OZ as a serious medical drama to be written by Emily Fox (GHOST WHISPERER). (One step forward, one step back. Nothing remains the same but everything remains the same. Man, do we ever love TV!)