A Show I’d Probably Watch

by Larry Brody

Having spent most of my life feeling like a really lost, Lost Boy, this one’s a natural to me:

Imagine & 20th Century Fox TV Prep Peter Pan-Themed Series ‘The League Of Pan’
by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: One of the first high-profile series projects for next season is coming together. 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine TV are developing The League Of Pan, a fairytale-themed drama series that takes on the story of Peter Pan. Based on an idea by up-and-coming writer Brian McCauley Johnson, League Of Pan is described as a re-imagining of the Peter Pan mythology. Set in modern day, it centers around the Lost Boys and takes place 10 years after they’ve left Neverland. Imagine TV and 20th TV are in the process of searching for a showrunner who would co-write the pilot script with Johnson. With a showrunner on board, the project will be taken out to the networks.

munchman: And the Award for Most Useless Showbiz “Analysis” Ever Goes to…

…TheWrap.Com, of course.

Emmy vs. Oscar: Which Honors the More Substantial Work?
by Steve Pond

It’s become conventional wisdom that there’s more vital work taking place these days on television than in movies. read article

munchman: I Miss the Olsen Twins

Remember what fun the countdown to their 18th birthday was?

Mary-Kate, Ashley Slammed as “Trollsens” By PETA for New Designer Fur Bag

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are being ripped by PETA over a new fur bag from their luxury line, The Row. read article

AbFab Meets the Spice Girls? Delicious

We know that title reads like we’re drooling, but we at TVWriter™ are huge Jennifer Saunders fanboys. If any writer can pull it off it’s Saunders…and Baby Spice ain’t bad either.

Can good writing make Posh smile?

OMFG: There Is A Spice Girls Musical Premiering This Fall
by Julia Rubin

It’s called Viva Forever! (exclamation point included), was written by Absolutely Fabulous‘s Jennifer Saunders, and is being produced by Mamma Mia!‘s Judy Cramer. Here is the synopsis, as per the musical’s website:

As one girl follows her dreams, VIVA FOREVER! charts her journey into the world of overnight celebrity and its impact on her mother, and the friends she thought she’d have forever. From London to Spain and back again, as the world judges you, it’s all about who you really are and who you want to be, whatever the cost. read article

Proof of the Old TV Axiom – In Any Fight Between the Star & the Producer Pick the Star

by Larry Brody

If you’ve been following the adventures of COMMUNITY, you know that the show’s creator/showrunner/head imagineer, Dan Harmon was recently fired (as in his option not being picked up) when the show was unexpectedly renewed. Which meant a lot of interweb speculation on whether Chevy Chase, with whom Harmon definitely did not get along, would or would not return.

Why the speculation existed is beyond me. The minute Harmon was out, it was inevitable that Chevy would be in. Because that’s what the whole brouhaha had to be about. “The star works for the producer the first season. After that, the producer works for the star.” TV words to live by, remember?

When you get down to it, there aren’t really any ensemble shows (with the possible exception of THE OFFICE), no matter what the network flacks say. If a major star is part of the group, or a member of the group becomes a major star, executive starfuckers immediately circle around him/her and start sucking. That’s what they went into  showbiz for – to hang near the front of the entourage. read article