Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/24/14

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

  • Kathryn Price & Nichole Millard (THE GAME PLAN) are writing the pilot for PARIAHS, a legal drama in development at ABC. (In other words, since TV will never give leading roles to characters who are genuine pariahs – cuz by definition they’re outcasts to everyone in society including the viewers – this one’s gonna feature some misunderstood ex-cons who now are practicing law. See how reading this column improves your life?)
  • Chris Collins (SONS OF ANARCHY) and Marc Abrams (PINKERTONS) are the new showrunners of RAIN, a cable series starring and produced by a dude named Keanu Reeves. (Have our people call their people pronto cuz Chris and Marc should be staffing. Although inasmuch as the announcement doesn’t mention any network, this whole project could be JPBS. As in Just Plain Bull Shit. Who the hell knows?)
  • Karen Stillman (THE ASSETS) is writing the pilot for ABC’s MKULTRA, a historical spy drama about, um historical spying. (Great name, though. I mean really great name. Yep, kids, back during the Cold War our ever-lovin’ CIA was creative as all get out when it came to labeling its secret ops. But, since they were secret, why?)
  • Dean Georgaris (LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER) is writing LAS REINAS, a drama about the Miami Police Department. (And, we assume, its Spanish speaking employees, of whom there must be one or two. Cuz the title, you know? As a major fan of MIAMI VICE – saw it in reruns cuz, you know, my full name is munchman millennial – you’d better believe that yer friendly neighborhood muncharooni will have his eyes on this ball. )

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 10/6/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Jesse Stern (CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE) is writing the pilot for CBS’s INSECURITY, a drama about an OCD ex-federal agent who helps solve crimes across the country. (Hey gamers, yes, Jesse is indeed a former video game writer who has moved into the TV arena. Proof that, you know, It Can Be Done.)
  • Nicole Millard & Kathryn Price (THE GAME PLAN) are writing the drama pilot GUILT at Fox. (Cuz everybody knows that guilt ain’t funny. Well, not our own guilt anyway.)
  • Nickelodeon is on the bullet train to The Land of New Series development. In the past couple of weeks or so they’ve greenlighted not one but two animated series from C.H. Greenblatt (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS). (Both of which will be produced by Nick’s in-house studio and which have gotten, probably not coincidentally, 26 episode orders.
  • Also on Nick,  Matt Fleckenstein (iCARLY) and Andy Gordon (JUST SHOOT ME), have new and as yet untitled projects in development. And, and, best of all from our perverted point of view:
  • Noah Urrea, Jace Norman, and Haley Tju, newbies all, have been signed to talent deals via a route that sounds a like a lot of fun. They were discovered via a talent showcase at the L.A. Groundlings Theatre. (Sorry, gotta run. We’re on our way to Groundlings to, um, make friends and influence people. See you there?)