Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 5/10/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Larry Charles (BORAT) & Billy Crystal (you remember him) are writing a comedy pilot for an as-yet-unnamed network. (Which means it’s a fancy kind of spec cuz Billy Crystal just ain’t Billy Crystal anymore.)
  • Scott Buck (DEXTER) is adapting Matthew Spector’s novel, American Dream Machine for Showtime. (With DEXTER star Michael C. Hall producing. Funny how that works. The value of networking, yeah! )
  • Chuck Lorre’s (THE BIG BANG THEORY, etc.) new series, MOM, is about to – or has just gotten – a series order from CBS. (Cuz Lorre is somebody who makes a lot of money for Les Moonves, and the Lessman definitely wants to keep him around…and happy.)
  • Danny Brocklehurst (SHAMELESS, BAFTA winner) is writing FLEET STREET for Starz. (And he’s perfect for a series about tabloid journalism in England as seen through the eyes of an American journalist. Any Brit writer would be, no? Oh, wait – no!)