Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/17/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Ron Shelton (BULL DURHAM) is developing a new Showtime drama series focused on the L.A. Lakers basketball team. (Cuz Ron also is the genius – for reals – behind WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP, proving he knows all anybody needs to about basketball drama.)
  • Stefan Jaworski (THOSE WHO KILL) ) is writing the pilot for FX’s AMERICAN PSYCHO drama series, a sequel to, right, that’s it – the AMERICAN PSYCHO film. (Cuz there aren’t enough TV series about serial killers on the air, and this one’s already got a following.)
  • Kerry Ehrin (BATES MOTEL) has written the pilot for an untitled NBC comedy about two women who are partners in the Boston PD. (Serial killers? BATES MOTEL writer? The city that’s home to the Boston Strangler? Guess there aren’t enough serial killer shows on TV after all.)
  • Dan Bucatinsky (GREY’S ANATOMY) is adapting his book Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight into a drama for ABC. (Um, this doesn’t sound much like a drama, does it? But then, its first season GREY’S ANATOMY was called a comedy. Soo…)
  • Scott King (THE NEIGHBORS) is developing the comedy THE AFTER PARTY for ABC…and, simultaneously, another comedy  called CLOTHING OPTIONAL, for Fox. (They’re both about families, but the family for Fox is, um, naked. Works for us.)