Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 5/27/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • David Fury (24) is back as a writer-producer on Fox’s new series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY. He also has a new 2-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, which should tide him over nicely as economic Armageddon draws nearer. (Wait! Did we really write that? Where’s the cross-out key? Damn, we can’t find it. How embarrassing….)
  • David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf (GRIMM, BUFFY, ANGEL) have signed a new overall deal with Universal TV and will be continuing as Exec Prods of GRIMM as well as doing, you know, other stuff. (Or not, because GRIMM’s the studio’s big cash cow here and if anybody can protect it, it’s David and Jim.)
  • Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts (REVENGE) have a new overall deal with ABC Studios which includes becoming Exec Prods of REVENGE. (No, they aren’t the new showrunners. That honor goes to Sunil Nayar, who is replacing series creator Mike Kelley.)
  • Carol Barbee (TOUCH) is a new “consulting producer” on FALLING SKIES, the first hire of new showrunner David Eick. (Nope, we don’t know what a “consulting producer” is either. Would some distinguished Old Pro or another like to clue us in?)
  • Steven Soderberg is directing and producing a new Cinemax series called THE KNICK, about a downtown New York City hospital in the year 1900. (No word on whether he’ll do any official writing. Unofficially, however…doesn’t he always?)