Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/17/14


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

  • Kevin Falls (FRANKLIN & BASH) has a new overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. (So if you know him and the two of you go to lunch, make sure Kevin pays.)
  • Speaking of Kevin Falls, he’s already developing a drama project about an alum who becomes president of his university for Fox. So while you’re eating you might tell him all about when you were a university president and how, uh, dramatic it was so you can get on the staff when things reach that point. (And then you can thank der munchhausen by getting me the one lousy freelance assignment the show will have in the back 9, okay?)
  • Jim Serpico (basically he’s an exec but ya gotta forgive him) and Tom Sellitti (MARON) are writing UNCLE CHUBBY’S, a comedy about an intramural hockey team, for IFC. (Am I missing something here? I think I’m missing something.)
  • Sheri Elwood (she’s big in Canada) has sold BONE HOUSE, “an offbeat comedic family drama/mystery that centers on an estranged group of siblings who own and operate a private autopsy company, to The CW. (And, yeppers, meine freunden, I’m definitely gonna try out anything with a premise like that. Everybody knows that private autopsy companies are the new rock bands, am I 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 9/30/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Roberto Benabib (WEEDS) is writing a comedy pilot for HBO called THE BRINK, which reports call “Epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three…men.” (Personally, we’d find it funnier if someone just had the balls to say it was a political satire and eschew the rest of the verbiage. Let’s hope that logline – which is much longer than what’s here – was the network’s and not the writer’s.)
  • Ben Queen (CARS 2) has an NBC pilot deal for A TO Z, a comedy about a relationship from meeting to breakup. (It ends on a breakup? And this is comedy? Oh, NBC, NBC, how far hast thou fallen?)
  • John Cabrera (H+ the web series) is writing a monster movie for Syfy, which may be a backdoor pilot. (Syfy-monster movie, who’d a thunk? Of course it’ll be a pilot!)
  • John Hamburg (MEET THE PARENTS & Matt Miller (CHUCK) are developing a CBS comedy called GOOD SESSION about a couple’s first meeting through the rough days of the “present” as told through counseling sessions. (So which came first, gang? This or A TO Z? Interesting, ain’t it, how crap ideas always come in pairs?)
  • Sheri Elwood (Canada’s CALL ME FITZ) is developing BAGEL NATION for ABC. (Like with a name like BAGEL NATION we woulda thought it was a police procedural, right? Still, how bad can a show about a Jewish deli now owned by goyem be? Yeah, right. That bad.)
  • Paul Scheer (some kind of comedian turned writer) is writing an ABC comedy about a couple trying to keep their relationship together while going through the hoops set up by multiple sets of parents, spouses, and children. (Yes, they’re calling this one a “family comedy,” presumably cuz it’s about, you know, a family. Sigh…)