Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/18/14

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

  • Robin Thede (THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW) has been named head writer of THE MINORITY REPORT WITH LARRY WILMORE, which is succeeding THE COLBERT REPORT now that Stephen Colbert is moving to David Letterman’s desk. (Which means that right now Robin’s gonna be one of the most popular women in L.A. And for all the wrong reasons cuz she’s really a wonderful human as well as a top, archly funny writer. Congrats, Robin!)
  • Paul Weitz (IN GOOD COMPANY) & Josh Brycel & Jon Fener (HAPPY ENDINGS) are co-writing a CBS comedy adaptation of Weitz’s feature film, IN GOOD COMPANY. (To which yer munchmallow has to ask the question: How come you’re making a film I never heard of into a TV series. Isn’t the big-to-small-screen transition based on the big screen version being, you know, a hit?)
  • DJ Nash (GROWING UP FISHER) is writing the pilot for #PEOPLEARETALKING, an NBC comedy about God knows what. (Cuz it’s time for NBC to join the hashtag sweepstakes apparently, even though the fact that they’re using it shows that the execs are clueless about what # now means. Being that out of it means what? That they’re over 16? Shitcan the lot of those old farts, NBC. Now!)
  • Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie (STARGATE) are turning the DARK MATTER graphic novels into a series for Syfy. (Which muncherboy here thinks is a wonderful development on account of the fact that Syfy’s not exactly been known for, um, sci-fi recently. Makes ya kinda wonder though – how many sharknadoes will be guest starring?)

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….)

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

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

  • Malcolm Gladwell (numerous New Yorker pieces) & Glenn Gordon Caron (MEDIUM) are writing the pilot for the Fox medical drama, THE CURE, about “a young, impulsive, African-American neurologist who takes the law into her own hands in the cause of tackling a deadly disease.” (Here’s hoping the series is better written than the blurb. A genuine munchprize awaits the first reader to name all the problems in that silly partial sentence. For reals. I’ll send ya something. Promise.)
  • Alex Sulkin & Julius Sharpe (DADS) are also writing a Fox pilot. This one’s a comedy called ALL TOGETHER NOW about a group of friends in their late 20s who vow to hang together as real people, sans their mobile electronics. (To which yer munchie one scoffs, “It’ll never work.” And by “it” I mean both the premise and the show. Cuz let’s face it, the only people who want to see a series that craps on our current interweb culture are folks so out of it that they don’t watch TV anyway…and certainly don’t buy the products that the sponsors are trying to sell.)
  • DJ Nash (GROWING UP FISHER) is developing the NBC sitcom THE CATCH, about a single dood who “for the first time in his life…[is]…sharing an apartment with a woman he’s not sleeping with. (What’s that? You caught me yawning at this? Um, erm, oh hell – damn straight you did. Funny how little interest I can muster for, like, the ’80s sensibility. How ’bout y’all?)
  • Speaking of ancient sensibilities, Claudia Lonow (HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) is adapting Bob Morris’s book of the same name about “two half siblings who take care of their father.” (Cuz anybody over 40 is obviously an incontinent idiot no longer capable of running his/her own life. Just ask the development apes who commissioned this out of their needs to avenge themselves on parents who, yer muncho supposes, just didn’t wuv their babies enough.)

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….)