Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/18/14

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

  • Ann Biderman (RAY DONOVAN) is out as showrunner of her own creation, RAY DONOVAN, but will still get a salary as a “creative consultant,” and of course there’s that royalty thing. (Showtime isn’t saying why Ann was dumped, but word is that she let costs get too high and will be replaced by another member of the show’s writing staff, David Hollander. (Budget? Yer friendly neighborhood munchman don’t need no steenkin’ budget! Put me in there, coach. C’mon!)
  • Judah Miller (PLAYING HOUSE) is developing a comedy for ABC about two smart parents who learn the hard way that it takes more than intelligent to be a good parent to their child. (Now that I can relate to cuz…genius, yeah, baby, that’s munchie me! No wait, in real life I was the screwed up kid. Not that you’d be able to tell today. I mean, look how well I’m doing, why don’tcha?)
  • Jermaine Fowler (stand-up comic) is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy for ABC based on his life as a college dropout living with his estranged grandmother, who just happens to be an ex-cop. (Incredulity follows. No, I mean hilarity. No…sadly, I mean incredulity. What the hell, ABC? You ran out of Marvel comics to fill your air time with?)
  • Aaron Blitzstein (FAMILY GUY) is writing the pilot for KIDS IN AMERICA, an NBC comedy about – yes, it’s true – family life seen through the eyes of an aspiring rock star. (This one’s got Adam Levine aboard, instead of the Weezer dude I wrote about a couple of days ago, but still…)

That’s it for now. Write in and tell munchilito what you’ve sold today. TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)