Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 12/12/14


Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& (NECESSARY ROUGHNESS) is writing a pilot based on the comic book mini-series Boom! created by Gary Phillips & Marc Laming. It’s all about a professional money launderer so at least it’ll be clean. (Sorry about that, gang. Couldn’t resist) =&1=& (Yes, the Max Mutchnick) is developing the series QUICK SHOTS OF FALSE HOPE for HBO, about a ’70s era single mom looking for a husband. (Looks like somebody didn’t get the whole “It’s time to treat women like human beings and not slavish stereotypes” memo. Thumbs down, folks. Yeppers, I can’t resist that either.) Gil Ozeri (HAPPY ENDINGS) is writing the pilot for a Fox comedy about “a family of two-bit criminals who decide to pull off an elaborate Ponzi scheme.” (Sounds to yer friendly neighborhood munchman as tho this show’s gonna be the Ponzi scheme. Jeeze!) Andrew Hinderaker (a playwright, which makes him a TV newbie, hooray!) is writing a GLEE-type pilot for the CW that the network describes as “ENTOURAGE meets 30 FEET FROM STARDOM. (To which the muncher has to ask, “What the hell is 30 FEET FROM STARDOM?)

That’s it for now, munchachos. Don’t forget to write in and tell yers truly what you’ve sold when you sell it. Cuz TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/18/14


Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& (INTERSTELLAR) is developing Isaac Asimov‘s FOUNDATION series of books into a series for HBO. (And yer munchiness is curious as hell re what Asimov, who was all about the word, would think of whatever script Jonny boy comes up with. Anybody want to venture a guess. Give it a go cuz, after all, nobody will ever be able to prove you wrong.) Bryan Cranston & David Shore (if you need to ask who these dudes are there’s no reason for you to read any further here) are co-writing SNEAKY PETE, a CBS drama about a con man who hides his past by taking the name of his cellmate. (Cuz, I gotta assume, the protagonist’s crimes are much worse than the other guys…but what would Isaac Asimov have defined as “worse” anyway?) =&1=& (WILL & GRACE) are co-writing a Fox comedy series about a single mother, her kids, and her grifter (as in con man?) father when they move from New Jersey to L.A. (Whatcha think, Asimov fans? Would the good doctor have gone for this one? Why? Why not? Huh? Huh?) Andrea Newman (CHICAGO FIRE) is writing the pilot for a “supernatural thriller in a realistic tone” for NBC. (Leading yer favorite munchhausen to turn to the late Mr. Asimov and wonder – aloud – “If they want realism, why use a writer from CHICAGO FIRE? Whaddaya think, Isaac?” Uh-oh, Dr. Asimov is frowning. Guess you’d have to be one of the 4 people in the universe who watched CHICAGO FIRE to know what I’m talking about. Oh well….)

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….)

The Hudsonian Sees PARTNERS

by Josh Hudson

This new CBS comedy originally aired on September 24, 2012. Considering the time slot, it was a rather dismal ratings performance. Much like the acting and the writing.

4 people, 3 couples. That’s the unofficial tagline of this show. If you can’t read between the lines, I’ll translate: read article

“The Fien Print” on CBS’s Upcoming PARTNERS

Take Me To The Pilots ’12: CBS’ ‘Partners’ – by Daniel Fienberg

The Pitch: You know that show that aired on FOX in the ’90s about the two friends who are architects and co-dependents? That show that was created by the guy who used to work on “Will & Grace”? That show that was also called “Partners”? Well, this show is nothing like that. Except for the ways it is. Which you won’t recognize anyway. Because nobody watched that “Partners.” read article

WILL & GRACE Creators Get Some Sh*t About Their New Show

…Which, kinda like WILL & GRACE, happens to be all about them, except now they’re both men. Well, the writers always have both been men, but now the characters are too. Only there’s this other show, see, created by somebody else they used to work with, that’s also all about them. Or else they’re all about it? Whatever.

‘Partners’ Co-Creators Talk About Putting Themselves in New CBS Comedy – by Michael O’Connell

Max Mutchnick and David Kohan explain how much of their own relationship informs their return to TV and why comparisons to similar series with the same name are “unfortunate.” read article