Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/24/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Gwyn Lurie & Gary Marks (THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED) are writing SPARKS, a drama pilot for NBC based on the career of a real-life super neurologist. (Yep, brains are in this season. So much so that it’s making our head hurt.)
  • Matt Miller (CHUCK) is writing FOREVER, a pilot about an immortal pathologist for NBC. (The idea seems to be that he knows how everyone else dies but can’t seem to find something that will kill him. Which we understand the poor hero wanting to do since he’ll be, you know, stuck on NBC.)
  • Darren Star (SEX AND THE CITY) is writing YOUNGER, a TV Land pilot about a 40-something woman who re-starts her life by passing as a lass in her twenties. (We hate this idea because it seems to “inside” – there was a TV writer who did this very thing a few years ago – but admit we would’ve bought it too cuz, hey, fucking Darren fucking Star, you know?)
  • Thomas Moran (HOUSE) is writing the pilot for ST. NICK, a Fox drama series about a young priest going down the wrong path. (As in he allows himself to be corrupted! Can you believe it? Oh, the shock. The shame! The outraged letters from parishioners if this hits the air.)
  • Dan Fogelman (THE NEIGHBORS) has a new overall deal with ABC Studios. (And while we aren’t crazy about THE NEIGHBORS we probably would’ve signed up the guy who created the CARZ animated film franchise too. Ka-ching!)