Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/3/13

  • Shepard Boucher (MEN AT WORK) has written the ABC Family pilot MYSTERY GIRLS a drama about stars of a TV mystery show who also solve real crimes. (Let’s see now. TV’s been in homes since about 1948, right? So that means that some version or other of this concept has been worked on in every development season for 65 years. And still hasn’t succeeded. Hmm…)
  • Grant Levy & Dominik Rothbard (BUNHEADS) have written a sitcom pilot, also for ABC family, about a young woman who hires her mother to be her assistant. (That sound you just heard was our super long yawn. Or, to put it another way: Somebody thinks that’s interesting? WTF?)
  • Also on ABC Fam, David Holden (ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE) has written the pilot for YOUNG & HUNGRY, a comedy about a tech entrepreneur who hires a “feisty young woman” blogger as his personal chef. (Completing ABC Family’s Trifecta of Meh very nicely, we think.)
  • Chris Carter (um, a little thing called THE X-FILES) is writing an After the Apocalypse pilot for a show called, not surprisingly, THE AFTER for…Amazon? (Okay, that part is surprising. Has Chris’s career been so deeply down the toilet that this is the only place he can go to get flush again?)
  • Adam Fierro (JUSTIFIED) is writing the Fox pilot GRINGO about an American cop who gets caught up in a Mexican drug war when he moves to Mexico with his Mexican wife. (Okay, this one definitely reminds us of various arcs on NCIS. But at least it isn’t for ABC Family.)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 1/13/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  •  Shepard Boucher (MEN AT WORK) has written an unnamed comedy pilot for Fox TV which is being shopped around with Sarah Michelle Gellar attached as the star. (Wonder if Boucher has been paid anything yet because normally companies only spend a network’s money and not their own.)
  • Emily Spivey, creator of NBC’s sitcom UP ALL NIGHT has left the show. (No replacement has been named, so get those credit lists and spec sitcoms ready, gang.)
  • Cher (yeah, that Cher) & Ron Zimmerman (CHARLES IN CHARGE) are teaming up to write a pilot for Logo about life in ’60s Hollywood. (Yes, he’s her BF. But she’s really going to do a lot of writing on this project. Rilly.)
  • Liz Heldens & Peter Elkoff (both from DECEPTION) are writing/running CAMP, a drama about , well, summer camp. (The press release calls it a drama but also compares the show to MEATBALLS and DAZED AND CONFUSED, which means that somebody else here must also be pretty damn dazed and confused, don’tcha think?)
  • Agnes Nixon (ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE creator) is aboard for The Online Network’s web series versions of both shows as a consultant. (Which means the shows might actually get made after all. Maybe. Um, on second thought it probably doesn’t mean anything at all. Sorry.)