Harry Bosch, TV Detective?


Michael Connelly Partners Up To Pitch His Harry Bosch Books As TV Series

EXCLUSIVE: Crime novelist Michael Connelly has partnered with Fuse Entertainment (The Killing, The Good Guys) and writer-producer Eric Overmyer (HBO’s Treme) in hopes of finally bringing his Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch character to series TV. Overmyer has come on to develop and serve as showrunner and lead writer on the prospective series, Connelly told Deadline today. No network or pilot deal is in place. The partnership marks Connelly’s first Bosch deal following a legal battle between the author and Paramount over rights to the character. Until 2010, the brooding LAPD homicide detective and protagonist of 15 of Connelly’s 20-plus books was tied up in 15 years of development hell at the studio.

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So many books we haven’t read! So many famous writers we’ve never heard of! And people call this the Information Age. Not for those of us at TVWriter™, no sir. We’re as ignorant as the viewers of Fox News. Well, no, not that ignorant. But close.

munchman’s Guilty Pleasures

Can’t help it. This site has me by the scro throat. I check it every day. 4 times a day. It’s more important than food, drink, my career…

Oh, wait, I don’t have a career. But I could if…if…

Can no one rid me of this accursed addiction?!

[BlindGossip] When the person who appears to have the power in a relationship backs down quickly in a dispute, you know that there have to be some compelling reasons why. Although all the talk up to this point has been about his involvement with a powerful group, there were actually three other reasons he settled so quickly.

Here are the three reasons: 1. His very personal relationship with a professional athlete. 2. His very personal relationship with a musician. 3. His very personal relationship with a famous actor.

She was ready and willing to expose all three relationships to get what she wanted. The scandal of having these three famous people deposed by attorneys about their sexual relationships would have destroyed all four men. So, he gave her the thing she wanted most so that his biggest secret could remain a secret.



1. Athlete:

2. Musician:

3. Actor:

His biggest secret:

There’s only one couple this can be about. If it isn’t, I disavow all responsibility for any of my ensuing murderous bloody batshit insane actions.

EDITED TO ADD: So this guy here has come to my rescue with his version of who these gents are. If he’s right, I got 2 out of 3. 

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: The guy above turns out to be a babe. Plus TomKat just settled up, so who needs Blind Gossip? I’m in love.

LB Got This Tweet

by Larry Brody

Not the denizens of the ANIMAL PRACTICE writers room

Fall TV Pilot Preview: NBC’s ‘Animal Practice’
by Diane Gordon

What happens when a vet cares far more for the animals he treats than the humans who own them? That’s the premise of Animal Practice, a new NBC sitcom with Justin Kirk at the center as George Coleman, one of the best vets working but he has no tolerance or empathy for people. When he’s forced to work with his former flame, Dorothy Rutledge (Joanna Garcia Swisher) after she inherits the facility, they butt heads about how best to run the hospital, especially when it comes to treating the pet owners better.  

The Hollywood Reporter screened the pilot of Animal Practice and found the workplace comedy surprising and funny. Here’s what you need to know about it.  

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Is it the brownie I just ate (the one left over from the Kiwanis Club booth at the local 4th of July celebration), or is that clip above really funny?

Oh yeah, the tweet, from Curtis Gwinn, ANIMAL PRACTICE writer-producer and TVWriter™ buddy:

every time you DON’T follow the writers of NBC’s new series Animal Practice, a puppy cries itself to death. don’t fuck up.@AniPractWriters

 I’m thinking we should listen to the man. You know, just in case.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE and TREME Returning to HBO for 3rd Seasons

HBO Sets Return Dates for ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Treme’
by Lesley Goldberg

You can tell it’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE by the costumes

Boardwalk’s third season — its first without co-starMichael Pitt, whose character was whacked in the Season 2 finale — will bow its 12-episode run at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

You can tell it’s TREME by the props

The 10-episode third year of Treme, from The Wirecreator David Simon, will launch the following week, at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

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HBO announces.

TVWriter™ yawns.

Not that we have a problem with BOARDWALK EMPIRE. It’s Stevie B, so, you know. But TREME really needs a makeover. More violence and less music. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Why can’t HBO get it?

Actually, in the pics above TREME looks more interesting than BOARDWALK. Just another example of how media manipulation (in this case courtesy of good old reliable TVWriter™) can screw you up.

Why All Writers Should Know the Classics

…And, now that we bring it up, readers too:

Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises’ Literary Inspiration
by Silas Lesnick

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

With what is arguably the most famous opening line in all of literature, Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” paints a portrait of the class struggle taking place in Europe in the late 18th century. In less than two weeks, it’s a theme that Christopher Nolan is employing to bring about the conclusion of his Batman trilogy with the release of The Dark Knight Rises.

Speaking at this morning’s press conference for the film, Nolan and his brother and screenwriting partner, Jonathan, answered ComingSoon.net’s question about the film’s direct and indirect allusions to Dickens’ masterpiece.

“When Jonah showed me his first draft of his screenplay, it was 400 pages long or something,” says the director. “It had all this crazy stuff in it. As part of a primer when he handed it to me, he said, ‘You’ve got to think of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ which, of course, you’ve read.’ I said, ‘Absolutely.’ I read the script and was a little baffled by a few things and realized that I’d never read ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. It was just one of those things that I thought I had done. Then I got it, read it and absolutely loved it and got completely what he was talking about… When I did my draft on the script, it was all about ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.”

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Can’t wait to hear what this Dickens guy thinks.