Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/19/14

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

  • Whit Brayton & Zack Rice (ZORRO?) are developing NBC’s MANHUNT, a show that “will dramatize the mounting tension of any entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets….” (In other words, it’s an attempt to do a homegrown version of BROADSTREET. The munchberger can get behind that, but only if it stars David Tennant. How ’bout you?)
  • Scott Silveri (GO ON) is writing the pilot for a Fox comedy with a clever logline: “The project centers on a family that’s good at handling the challenges it faces, and excellent at creating new ones.” (Jake Kasdan is also part of this deal, so if you’re a NEW GIRL fan this unnamed baby could become your very special pal.)
  • Max Borenstein (GODZILLA) is writing a TV series sequel to MINORITY REPORT in which the lead Precog will be a woman. (Probably a young woman cuz hey, it’s TV. Could be good. Or, it could be another disappointment, like – you know – Max’s version of Godzilla, which had the monster onscreen for, what? Less than 20 minutes?)
  • This just in: Mariah Carey’s womanizing toy boy, Nick Cannon is now officially a writer, having made a deal for a book of children’s poetry called Neon Aliens Ate My Homework And Other Poems. (Hey, Nick, we’re rooting for ya cuz…cuz…damnit, man, I’m sorry, but I really can’t think of one reason why this would be a good idea other than TVWriter™’s commitment to newbies. Go forth and conquer, pal. Redemption may be at hand…not to mention a viable escape route from the Missus. Kids’ poetry pays a shitload of $$$, right?)

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 9/3/14

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

  • Michael Seitzman (INTELLIGENCE) is developing a CBS series called CODE BLACK in which, well, from the P.R. description, it seems that we’ll be seeing and even harder, edgier version of E.R. (Cuz why come up with something new when there’s a whole new generation of TV viewers who haven’t seen what’s old? Which almost sounds logical. No, not creative but…logical.)
  • Lindsey Shockly (TROPHY WIFE) has an overall deal to develop series and work on staff for ABC Studios. (And, why not? She has network TV experience on TROPHY WIFE and HELLO LADIES, and yer munchero here is absolutely sure that the fact that they tanked had nothing to do with Ms. Shockly’s contributions.)
  • Max Borenstein (GODZILLA) is writing the pilot for a TV version of MINORITY REPORT. (Which makes this particular Philip K. Dick fan flash a major kinda smile. Yes, it’s true, this is one deal methinks I can like.)
  • Sarah Watson (PARENTHOOD) is writing the pilot for an untitled CBS medical series about – ooh, you’ll never guess – “a controversial, outrageous, young tech titan who opens his own hospital with a cutting-edge approach to medicine.” Gotta admit – I’d rather watch that than another version of E.R. But it’s hard to imagine CBS doing anything with “cutting-edge” tech.)

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….)