Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/25/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Timothy J. Sexton (CHILDREN OF MEN) has written the pilot for Lifetime’s THE LOTTERY, a drama that looks to us to be very similar to his s-f classic feature film. (Except it’s about the children of wimmens, see, cuz this is Lifetime and that’s how they hang roll.)
  • Scott Z. Burns (CONTAGION) is writing another one-word-starting-with-C drama pilot for NBC. It’s called CONSPIRACY and is based on Christopher MacBride’s indie film, THE CONSPIRACY. (Yeppers, they had to delete the “THE” cuz, you know, TV screens are smaller than those for feature films.)
  • Ben Queen (CARS 2) is adapting UNTHINKABLE, based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Sable & Julian Totino Tedesco. (The show’s about an FBI agent and a washed-up screenwriter who join together to, well, to keep America free. Or will the change the writer to a TV writer instead?)
  • Heather Hach (LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL) is developing MY PARENTS ARE TOO FUCKING HAPPY, a sitcom about siblings who’ve been traumatized by their parents’ almost perfect marriage for NBC. (Yes, NBC is heavily into really awkward-sounding sitcoms about families these days, and we gotta tell ya: That’s traumatizing us.)
  • Jonathan Groff (HAPPY ENDINGS) has sold his fourth series of this pilot hustling season to CBS. It’s called THE 40s and is in the vein of Judd Apatow’s big, bad feature film about a married couple in their forties. (Except it has more than one couple and some non-couples. So nobody’s stealing from nobody no matter what it looks like, y’hear?)