Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/6/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Jesse Stern (CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE) is writing the pilot for CBS’s INSECURITY, a drama about an OCD ex-federal agent who helps solve crimes across the country. (Hey gamers, yes, Jesse is indeed a former video game writer who has moved into the TV arena. Proof that, you know, It Can Be Done.)
  • Nicole Millard & Kathryn Price (THE GAME PLAN) are writing the drama pilot GUILT at Fox. (Cuz everybody knows that guilt ain’t funny. Well, not our own guilt anyway.)
  • Nickelodeon is on the bullet train to The Land of New Series development. In the past couple of weeks or so they’ve greenlighted not one but two animated series from C.H. Greenblatt (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS). (Both of which will be produced by Nick’s in-house studio and which have gotten, probably not coincidentally, 26 episode orders.
  • Also on Nick,  Matt Fleckenstein (iCARLY) and Andy Gordon (JUST SHOOT ME), have new and as yet untitled projects in development. And, and, best of all from our perverted point of view:
  • Noah Urrea, Jace Norman, and Haley Tju, newbies all, have been signed to talent deals via a route that sounds a like a lot of fun. They were discovered via a talent showcase at the L.A. Groundlings Theatre. (Sorry, gotta run. We’re on our way to Groundlings to, um, make friends and influence people. See you there?)