Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/4/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Cody Heller & Brett Konner (WILFRED) have a 10 episode commitment from Hulu for their new series DEADBEAT, a sitcom they created about a medium who helps ghosts finish their unfinished business. (We’ll give this one a try cuz we can’t help it – we’re crazy about ghosts and those they hang with.)
  • Breckin Meyer (MEN AT WORK ) is co-writing a sitcom pilot called THURSDAYS with Jesse Stern (NCIS) for NBC. (What we find interesting about this deal is that not only is Breckin known primarily as an actor (FRANKLIN & BASH) as well as the creator of MEN AT WORK, but Jesse is primarily a procedural writer getting a chance to do comedy. Are genre walls finally starting to tumble?)
  • John Wells & Jack Orman (ER) are developing OUTBREAK, based on the 1995 film, for NBC. (And they already have a pilot production commitment cuz, well, ER, you know?)
  • Brian Koppelman & David Levien (OCEAN’S THIRTEEN) have been set as showrunners of an untitled “rock’n’roll drama” series at HBO created by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. (But there’s absolutely no certainty that the series will get picked up, so what are Brian and David really signing on for?
  • John Scott Shepherd (SAVE ME) has sold BROKEN GIRL, a series about “an emotionally damaged” female superhero, to Fox. (Cuz Fox executives love them those hot babes in spandex, no? At least, we hope that isn’t the reason.)