Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/7/14

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

  • Chris Long (THE MENTALIST) has a new development deal at Warner Brothers. (And, yes, he’s still helping run THE MENTALIST, so if you know him now’s a good time to, you know, buddy up. Chris’ career is moving steadily upward, and it never hurts to hitch your wagon to a star. In other words, congrats, Chris Dood!)
  • Michelle Morgan (THE GIRL MOST LIKELY) has sold her comedy pilot script, THE BRAIN, to CBS. It’s about “an unintelligent guy who suffers head trauma and turns into a genius.” (Hilarity, of course, ensues. Cuz smart guys aren’t necessarily funny and neither are dumb guys, but formerly dumb guys who become smart guys to the utter astonishment of their dumb friends and family are, well, not funny either but network development peeps often don’t get that.)
  • Andrew Marlowe (CASTLE)’s never seen character, Derrick Storm (the hero of a series of books written by the title character in CASTLE) is overseeing the development of a series about said hero written by said title character. The writer will be Gregory Poirier (NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS). (And Yer Friendly Neighborhood muncher is looking forward to seeing how this baby turns out. Will Castle be a character in Derrick Storm’s series? The writer of Storm’s favorite fictional detective or maybe even that self same fictional detective? I love how this already is messing with my head.)
  • Dana Klein (FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES) is writing the pilot THE BAD STANLEYS, a Fox comedy about two competitive brothers. (okay, I’ve gotta stop here and ask a question. Has anybody out there ever heard of, let alone seen, a series called FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES? Or THE GIRL MOST LIKELY? I gotta tell you that I feel like half these announcements come from another dimension. Which, come to think about it, may explain why I can’t sell anything. I’m stuck in the wrong universe!)

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