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….)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/26/14

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

  • Stu Zilcherman (SIX DEGREES) is developing an unnamed “dating comedy” for Showtime. (And try as Yer Friendly Neighborhood Munchman may to look at the bright side of this deal for anybody other than those being paid for it, hey, I just can’t. Unless, yeppers, I’ve got it: “Dating” is a Showtime euphemism for “fucking.” It’s got to be. Ooh, in that case, this announcement has made my perverted day.)
  • Julius Sharpe (FAMILY GUY) has a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. (In which, it seems to me he will, basically, continue his work as Seth MacFarlane’s head flunky go-to writer. Good networking, Julius!)
  • Dan Sterling (THE OFFICE) is writing the pilot for an untitled CBS comedy about “a well-meaning and all too compliant man” who forms a “friendship and partnership with a powerful, embattled woman.” (In other words, looks like the Moonves network is into some heavy SMBD stuff guaranteed to make its geriatric audience’s collective heart go…well, maybe just keeping that ancient heart going will be a good thing.)
  • Connor Hines (the web series LOCAL ATTRACTION) has a deal at ABC to write, star in, and executive produce a half-hour project. (Giving further proof to TVWriter™’s contention that a successful web series is now the best way to get yourself started in TV’s major league.)

C’mon, 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….)