More writers to get to know…or be very, very nice to if you already know ’em:
- Bill Lawrence, co-creator of COUGAR TOWN is adapting the book by Justin Halpern (of $#*! MY DAD SAYS fame), I Suck at Girls as a sitcom for Fox.
- Jason Micallef, the relatively “unknown” writer of the feature film BUTTER, starring Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde, is writing the pilot of BASTARDS, another sitcom for Fox.
- The far from unknown J.J.Abrams has extended his deal with Warner Brothers Television through 2015.
- SONS OF ANARCHY creator Kurt Sutter has a deal at FX to write DIVA. CLOWN. KILLER,” a comedy to star his wife, Katey Sagal.
- James Wong, an old TV hand from 21 JUMP STREET, THE X-FILES, and more, is set to write and produce OCCULT, a cop show that sounds a lot like X-FILES (but with Michael Bay producing so you know it won’t feel like X-FILES at all).
- NUMB3RS co-creators Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci are writing and producing a pilot based on Elmore Leonard’s short story When the WOmen Come Out to Dance for USA.
- Shaun Cassidy of INVASION and BLUE BLOODS is writing an unnamed spy pilot for Fox and will produce the show alongside HOMELAND’s Howard Gordon.