Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/9/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Cindy Chupack (SEX AND THE CITY) is writing the pilot for THE LONGEST DATE, a Fox Network sitcom based on her upcoming memoir The Longest Date: Life as a Wife. (Hey, LB, if they’re going as far back as SATC for writer type people, maybe they’ll get to you and your generation soon!)
  • David Magee (LIFE OF PI) has written the pilot for an ABC drama series to be called TRAVELERS, about – what else? – a family that travels through time. (We confess that we’re looking forward to this one, but primarily because we want to see what a Magee script is like without CGI tigers et al.)
  • Further news on the David Magee (LIFE OF PI) front: Turns out he’s also adapting LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN for Fox and a comedy called AMERICAN GIRLS ON VACATION for Showtime.  (In case you’ve been wondering why, amid the plethora of networks that can give us gigs most of us never get one. It’s because of dudes like David, not because we suck or have been blacklisted. Whew.)
  • Janine Sherman Barrois (CRIMINAL MINDS) has a fresh new overall deal with ABC Studios, under which she’ll continue as E.P. of CRIMINAL MINDS while developing other bone-chilling stuff. (Wait, she also writes comedy, having working on THE JAMIE FOXX SHOW. Don’tcha hate when other people are way multi-faceted?)