Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/11/14

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Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Jenna Bans (SCANDAL) is writing an untitled political thriller about a politician’s supposedly dead son who returns to take his place in the family and may not be who he says he is for ABC. (Where the genius execs who develop these things have, I assume, absolutely no idea of what works and what doesn’t in their medium of choice, i.e., TV. In other words: This? Again? Kee-rist!)
  • Ben Ripley (SOURCE CODE) is writing MAIDENHEAD, a medical procedural “wrapped in a very realistic, frightening supernatural drama,” for NBC. (Dunno about you, but munchmanowitz here has absolutely no idea what that premise means…which means I’m genuinely intrigued. Although gotta tell ya, my girlfriend is arming herself with what she says is “an arsenal of righteous indignation” over the sexism she says is implied by the title. To which I can only reply, “We’ll see, darlin’, we’ll see – hey, why’re you hitting me?!)
  • Dave Hemmingson (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) is writing the very coolly named comedy FELONY TWINS, about a “trio of investigators whose social lives are as wild as their cases” for ABC. (Not sure if this is going to be an hour or a half hour, and, like with the Jenna Bans project above, that gives me hope. Cuz whenever I’m certain about a TV idea that means it pretty much sucks. Here’s hoping Dave comes through.)
  • Jeff Wadlow (KICK-ASS 2) is writing the pilot for another ABC series, this one definitely a drama cuz it says here it’s abut “a young woman who, after her fiance is murdered, finds herself recruited by an eclectic group of real-world vigilantes.” (And while some might cavil about the use of the term “real-world” regarding anything on TV, yer absolutely favorite muncher finds himself grinning from ear to ear and chanting a new mantra about this show’s potential: “KICK-ASS 3…KICK-ASS 3….”)

That’s it for now. Write in and tell munchilito what you’ve sold today. TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)