Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 5/31/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Michael Konyves (THE LAST KNIGHT) is writing PUMP, a Showtime drama about happenings at a Venice Beach gym in the early 1970s. (Because Ahnuld wants to do it and his stories – God, he’s good in the room – will be the basis for the fiction. Anybody out there think this has even the remotest chance of not succeeding – big?)
  • Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild (TED) have made an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV to develop, produce and all that good stuff. (Because they’re Seth MacFarlane’s right hand writers, and if you step back and look at the big picture that’s a damn good reason to be hot.)
  • Brian Gallivan (HAPPY ENDINGS) now has an overall deal with Sony TV. (Because his pilot THE McCARTHYS came thisclose to getting on CBS’s air for next season and Sony wants him to punch up the script and give it another go as well as develop other properties. Anybody out there think this has even the remotest chance of actually succeeding – big or otherwise? )
  • Vali Chandrasekaran (30 ROCK) has a new overall deal at ABC Studios. (Because he freaking deserves it and everyone over there knows it. End of discussion, dammit.)