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


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

  • Peter Moffat (SILK) & Marty Scott (DROP DEAD DIVA) are adapting the aforementioned (love that word) U.K. series into an ABC drama. (Which in all likelihood will be of no interest at all even though the U.K. version has been critically acclaimed. Why would a man considered one of the best TV writers in England need to team up with, well, with anybody? C’mon, ABC, leave the dude alone and let him write!)
  • Caroline Williams (MISS GUIDED) is writing the pilot for THE GREATER GOOD, a “comedic X-FILES,” for ABC. (Hey you legal beagles out there, if a show’s logline straight out declares that it’s a ripoff of another show, does that mean that the inevitable plagiarism suit is going to be won by the plaintiff? If not, what WTF is wrong with our legal system anyway?)
  • Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan (30 Rock) are writing the pilot for “an untitled witch comedy…about a circle of friends who grow closer when one of them ‘comes out’…as a witch.” (Uh-oh, I’m sorry, gang, really, but the muncharello here is actually intrigued by this one. TMI? Yeah, thought so.)
  • Greg Garcia (THE MILLERS) has sold his 5th new comedy of the season, this one to ABC. He and Chris Case, who evidently is somebody we’re supposed to know, are teaming up to write something called MR. CHRIS about the oh-so-famous Mr. Chris’s life as a trust fund baby. (Wow. Just wow. Can you possible imagine anybody wanting to see a show about a trust fund baby, written by a trust fund baby? Except maybe another trust fund baby? Neither can I.)

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 10/11/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Richard Kramer (THIRTYSOMETHING) is writing the pilot for THESE THINGS HAPPEN, based on his comic novel of the same name, for HBO. (We’d tell you more, but the description we saw was so convoluted that we couldn’t make heads r tails of it. Which probably says enough all by itself.)
  • Dan Fogelman (THE NEIGHBORS) is developing ABC’s musical comedy series GALAVANT. (Which is basically INTO THE WOODS without being INTO THE WOODS. Oh, ABC, you’re so darn clever that way!)
  • Will Forte (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) is writing a Fox comedy pilot about the last couple left on earth having to learn to put aside their differences and, you know, repopulate the place. (Cuz the survival of the human race has become quite a joke, right? Who’d a thunk?)
  • Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan (30 ROCK) are developing an untitled CBS comedy about a dysfunctional investigative team. (And we double dog dares ya to come up with how in hell it’ll be different from all the CBS dramas about the same thing.)
  • Michael Lisbe & Nate Reger ($#*! MY DAD SAYS) have sold an untitled spec comedy-mystery pilot about five, um, young people to CBS. (Which is bigger news than you might think at first cuz “young people?” At CBS?)

  • Time for one more comedy. Pete Huyck & Alex Gregory (THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW) are developing THE PRO, about a former tennis great now reduced to teaching and hustling as a tennis and golf club pro. (Rob Lowe is attached to star which means, hey, we believe in this premise cuz we definitely believe him as anything that, you know, hustles.)