‘The Following’ Season 4 was Cancelled by Fox Because the TV Series Became a Victim of Lazy Writing!

When in doubt, blame the writer.

Even though in TV, not one word, one idea, one storyline or arc, ever makes it to the screen without being approved (and many times demanded) by a menagerie of executives.

Read it and weep, future scapegoats: read article

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/16/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& =&1=& (BURIED) is writing the pilot for an NBC series based on the Stephen King short story Aryana.” (Cuz, you know, if you run out of comic books to adapt you can always turn to SK. Or is it the other way around? No way Yers Trooly can keep track of how many Stevie projects are up and around screens of all sizes.) Al Waller (AMERICAN DAD) has written the pilot for Fox’s QUEEN OF EVERYTHING, an animated comedy about “an evil queen who…realizes that running a Queendom isn’t easy when you have no people skills and everyone hates you.” (Aw, c’mon, admit it. It sounds funny, doesn’t it? And…AMERICAN DAD!)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/14/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& Regina Hicks & Karin Gist (nope, Yers Trooly has no idea who they are) are writing DRUMLINE: A NEW BEAT, a sequel to DRUMLINE (um, not the New Beat, it seems) as a TV movie for VH1. (And it’s going to star Nick Cannon again! Ooh! Well, better Nick than his diva wife whatsername anyway.) Andre & Maria Jacquemetton (MAD MEN) are adapting the comic book DMZ into a drama series at Syfy. (Another hit in the making! After all, who can resist a future in which Manhattan is the demilitarized zone in a future post civil war – yeppers, a new one, not that business with Abe Lincoln and all – ? Still, ya gotta wonder. How much more chewy comic book goodness can TV audiences that aren’t as nutso as some of us take?)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/12/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=&Speaking of science fiction, Todd Slavkin & Darren Schwimmer (SMALLVILLE) are showrunning Syfy’s upcoming supernatural type series, DOMINION. (So if you know ’em, it’s definitely time to take these boys to lunch. Oh, hell, even if you don’t know em!) Timothy Patrick McLanahan (evidently a newb) is suing Tom Cruise, Brad Grey and all the production companies and studios involved in the making of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PATROL for, you know, “copyright infringement.” (Which our favorite copyright attorney tells me is exactly the wrong thing to do even if the facts favor Tim cuz there’s a statutory damages limitation on on that particular allegation and legal costs start at fifty gs. Go for more gold, Timmy. C’mon, give the Man real hell!