Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/9/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Reed Agnew & Eli Jorne (WILFRED) are writing MAN/CHILD, a comedy about two single dads trying to balance their lives, for Fox. (It’s a Damon Wayans, Jr. vehicle, so who knows? It might turn out really good.
  • Pending a last-minute disaster in the deal, Carlton Cuse (BATES MOTEL) will be adapting the French zombie drama, THE RETURNED for A&E. (Whoa, two in a row that we find ourselves looking forward to. We must be in way too good a mood.)
  • Blake McCormick (COUGAR TOWN) is also writing the pilot for CHASING SKIPS, an “adventure comedy,” for Fox. Oops, there goes our good mood. Another series about bounty hunters? We can hardly wait…to stop yawning.)
  • Don Todd (SAMANTHA WHO?) writing the pilot for the ABC drama, BEVERLY KILLS, about – wait for it – a hit woman who tries to clean up the corruption et al in Beverly Hills. (And, yeppers, we find this a very attractive idea cuz we aint’ never seen an unattractive hit woman on TV yet. Starting to feel a little better about TV life again.)
  • Chris Romano (BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE) has sold TORCHED, a comedy project, to Fox. (With Johnny Depp as one of the producers. We love Depp’s overall creative sensibility although not his recent specific choices. But, now that we’re being all positive again, we’re allowing ourselves to have high hopes for this one.)
  • Matthew Sand (NINJA ASSASSIN) is writing the pilot for CLANDESTINE, a female CIA agent series,  for ABC. (The good news is female CIA agent series, a concept right up there with hit women. The bad news is that does a network that has MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD have room for another kickass lady spy. You’re watching Ming Na on SHIELD, right? Of course you are.)
  • Rina Mimoun (DAWSON’S CREEK) is writing the ABC pilot, SISTERLAND, based on Curtis Sittenfeld‘s novel about twin sister with psychic powers. (Hey, it’s better than twin sister bounty hunters, no? Way better. Look, Ma, we’re beaming!)