Love & Money Dept – TV Pilot Production Deals for 1/29/13

producer sharksLatest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are – Because Their Pilots are Being Made

  • Robert Peacock (THE SOUL MAN) has gotten a 20 episode order from Nickelodeon for THE HAUNTED HATHAWAYS, a BRADY BUNCH meets a bunch of ghosts show for which he wrote the pilot. (Time to hit up your agents and get staffed, kids.)
  • Jon Bokenkamp (PERFECT STRANGER) is moving into production of his pilot THE BLACKLIST, a crime drama for NBC about the world’s most wanted man, who turns himself in to help the Feds…but there are certain conditions. (Uh-oh, we can’t think of anything snarky to say about this one. Does that mean it might actually, you know, work?)
  • Ryan Condal’s  THE SIXTH GUN, an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, is going to pilot at NBC. Think “THE LORD OF THE RINGS’, um, rings only in the old west. (Hey, Carlton Cuse will be showrunner. If he brings his A-game this could be at least as good as THE BLACKLIST.)
  • Brian Gallivan (ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA?) has a  pilot deal for THE McCARTHYS, a CBS comedy about sports-crazed Bostonians. (Ooh, sports. Guess they’ve written off the geek audience. Oh, wait, CBS…of course they have.)
  • Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupinsky’s comedy PULLING, about 3 30-something women being zanily contrary is going to pilot at ABC.

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/13/12

Some news about our most beloved peers:

  • Ty and Duncan Burrell (Ty’s a star of MODERN FAMILY, Duncan’s his bro) will co-write an untitled comedy about – surprise! – their lives as kids for ABC (because if there’s one thing actors truly believe it’s that their lives are made-for-TV)
  • J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk (ALIAS) and a whole bunch more producers are prepping ELECTROPOLIS, a drama series about undercover cops lurking amid the hipsters who frequent late-night L.A. clubs for the CW. No word on who’s writing this one (probably because nobody who’s heard about the project can stay awake long enough to wait for the writer’s name.)
  • Carlton Cuse (LOST) & Ryan Condal (a newbie with a bunch of as-yet-unmade deals) are writing a pilot for NBC based on the graphic novel series The 6th Gun (not to be confused with, say, THE SIX GUN because the title of the book series is so much more, erm, clever. Yeah, clever. Right.)
  • Andrew Leeds & David Lampson (nope, no writing credits here, but as an actor Leeds did play a serial killer on BONES) are writing CONFESSIONS OF A BACKUP DANCER, a drama pilot based on the book of the same name by Tucker Shaw (and we really hope they get it right – this is the 3rd time the CW has tried to develop this series – because as a writer Leeds has to be less dull than he is was as last seasons “Big Bad” on BONES. )