Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/16/14

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

  • Bess Wohl (newbie actress-writer) is writing the pilot ABC’s BROAD SQUAD, a police procedural about “the graduating class of Boston’s first female patrol officers.” (This one’s set in 1978, presumably so that we can look at the indignities to which the women are subjected and congratulate ourselves for having outgrown such crap. Oh, wait….)
  • Blake McCormick & Bill Lawrence (COUGAR TOWN) are adapting yet another old film into a TV series. This time it’s RUSH HOUR, which Warner’s is hoping to sell to, well, somebody, I imagine cuz otherwise – point? (Sorry, gang, but Jackie Chan won’t be in the TV version, and since the film was created to make full use of his unique comedy and action figure talents, yer munching buddy here is having a tough time grasping what it is that Warner’s is going to sell here.)
  • Matt Lopez (THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE) is writing an NBC legal drama called, strangely enough, JUSTICE, based on a real-life “brilliant and ruthless prosecutor who takes on crime while harboring some deep, dark secrets. (Is it too early to say that this is the perfect comeback vehicle for one Steven Collins? Yeah, I thought so.)
  • K.J. Steinberg (MISTRESSES) has sold C.H.A.O.S. – DOWNTOWN DIVISION to feed ABC’s insatiable appetite for cop shows. (The show is about a couple of cops who are implementing “the newest trend in…oversight sweeping the country: the body cam.” To which I can only take a big swallow and say, “Whose body?” Sorry, kids. Guess I’m munching along on a bad day.)

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….)