Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/2/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Dana Klein (the upcoming FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES) has a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. (And we have nothing snarky to say about this at all. Just a good old-fashioned, “Congrats!”)
  • Tony Phelan & Joan Rater (GREY’S ANATOMY) have made an overall deal with CBS Television Studios. (Nothing bitchy here either: These two worked long and hard for Shonda Rhimes and deserve their big chance here.)
  • John Sullivan (THE REAPER comic books) is developing a “supernatural family show” called BOOGEYMEN as for Nickelodeon Original Films. (It’s about time Nickelodeon risked another film. Congrats on growing a pair, guys.)
  • Danny McBride & Jody Hill (EASTBOUND & DOWN) are developing a new comedy for HBO. (Presumably it’ll be their fulltime gig after EASTBOUND finishes its last season, which starts in September of this year.)
  • Syfy has announced that it has ordered a pilot based on the feature film LEGACY. But of course the series will be named DOMINION cuz why the hell not? (Nope, no writer has been named on this deal. We’re thinking that no writer wants anybody else to know s/he is working for Syfy. The place seems to be career poison for everybody but Ron Moore.)