Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/13/14

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

  • Deborah Kaplin & Harry Elfont (MAKE OF HONOR) are writing the pilot for a Fox TV series version of the film HITCH. (“From,” as Steve Allen (remember him, anybody?) used to say, “the movie So What, written by Who Cares?” Steverino knew something, I’ll tell you that.)
  • Rand Ravich (CRISIS) is writing the pilot for a Fox TV series based on FRANKENSTEIN. (But not on Universal’s classic version of said tome. Cuz that one’s going to the bigger screen as part of a monster movie Universal is creating with the intention of being even more marvelously profitable than, you know, Marvel.)
  • Wellesley Wild (TED) is writing a pilot for a U.S. version of the Australian web series, THE WEATHERMAN for, oh look, for Fox again. (This is the third Fox reboot of the day. What’s that tell us about Fox Network creativity, huh? Right – a lot. All of it…icky.)
  • Matt Hubbard (30 ROCK) is writing the pilot for Fox’s CABOT COLLEGE, a totally original, absolutely non-rebooted or adapted comedy based on the life of comedian-actress Fortune Feimster, who will, of course, star in the show. (Christ, even when they go with new stuff Fox still totally fills yer friendly neighborhood muncher with bad feelings. What do I feel bad about now? Let’s just say that the very unfamiliar name of Fortune Feimster is way too much like being in Canada itself – in other words, it’s like being in a parallel world that looks like ours except that everything everybody there takes for granted makes me go, “WTF?”)

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 8/20/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Ian Edelman (HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA) has rejoined the TV Comedy Creator Club with a pilot deal for F.O.M.O. – aka Fear of Missing Out for Fox TV. (We loved HTMIIA so we’re unsnarkily thrilled to see this baby in the works.)
  • David Hayter (XMEN) is developing a WORLD WAE III “event series” for Fox. (No, we don’t know what an event series is but assume it’s on par with, you know, being “somebody.” Oh, beloved English language, how thee hast fallen!)
  • Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont (Made Of Honor) are writing an NBC pilot about relationship mayven Laura Berman for NBC. (Hey, the producer of this project convinced NBC that the “general audience” knows who Laura Berman is. Cuz it sure couldn’t have anything to do with who the producer is – some obviously fast-talking babe named Eva Longoria.)
  • Jeremy Slater (THE FANTASTIC FOUR) is developing yet another “new take” on THE EXORCIST for TV. (Yeah, bitches, for TV, not for any specific network because enough dependence on “high concept” is enough, right? Time to actually see what’s really gonna appear on our teeny tablet/cell phone screens.)
  • Oh, wait, looks like CBS is still operating under the “blind faith in a ridiculous twist on a terrific old idea” paradigm. They’re developing THE WIZARD OF OZ as a serious medical drama to be written by Emily Fox (GHOST WHISPERER). (One step forward, one step back. Nothing remains the same but everything remains the same. Man, do we ever love TV!)