Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/24/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon (PREACHER comic series) are developing the comic about a Texas preacher and the various manifestations of evil he hangs with as a series for AMC. (And we think it could really work there cuz it makes BREAKING BAD look all warm and fuzzy.)
  • Jan Nash (MEMPHIS BEAT) is the new showrunner on RIZZOLI & ISLES. (So if you know her, time to take the nice lady to lunch and pitch your little heart out while she’s still re-staffing.)
  • Chad Kultgen (THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE) has written the pilot for NBC’s BAD JUDGE, a comedy about a “hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman” who also happens to be a criminal court judge. (We see exactly how this would work as a drama. But comedy? We’re looking forward to seeing this one to find out.)
  • Amanda Lund & Matt Gourley (GHOST GHIRLS web series) are writing WUNDERLAND, a Fox comedy about what it’s like to work at a place just like Disneyland that, of course, isn’t Disneyland. (We had our hopes up for about a second…but then we saw that Diablo Cody is the producer. So we’re going out on a limb to say that this one will probably be…meh.)
  • Erin Ehrlich (AWKWARD) is writing an unnamed NBC comedy about “young 20-something nursing students” and “their ups and downs.” (Aren’t you glad they included the word “young” as well as the actually, you know, age? Cuz otherwise we all might have thought they were old 20-somethings, right?)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/16/12

Showbiz Secret Numero Uno: It takes a whole lotta writing love to generate even a little writing money.

  • Chris Morgan (FAST & FURIOUS) & Jason Fuchs (CONTINENTAL DRIFT) are teaming up to turn Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain amusement park ride into a dramatic WesternTV series for ABC.  (Because if anything in this world can be considered tried-and-true it’s Disneyland.)
  • Mark Goffman (THE WEST WING, STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP) is writing the pilot for NBC’s I AM VICTOR, about an abrasive but brilliant divorce attorney. (Because NBC always wanted to have its own version of HOUSE.)
  • Phil Klemmer (POLITICAL ANIMALS) is writing the pilot for the CW’s adaptation of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, which once upon a time was a big hit in the UK. (Because Nickelodeon had such success with the very same show a generation ago.)
  • Chad Kultgen (THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE) is writing the pilot for BAD JUDGE, a comedy about a, you know, bad judge, for NBC. (Because he has such a cool last name. In fact, to us it sounds like the perfect name for the next generation of esoteric TV/online video viewers. Whatcha think?)
  • Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts (REVENGE, PUSHING UP DAISIES) are writing the pilot for an untitled ABC drama about the soap opera world, created by Josh Duhamel, who evidently is some kind of actor. (Because Duhamel was on a soap years ago and actors creating shows based on, you know, themselves, are all over the place these days.)