Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/4/14

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

  • Bobby Bowman (MY NAME IS EARL) is writing the pilot for  an untitled CBS “workplace comedy.” (Hey, I could write one of those…if I’d ever had a job with a workplace. Well, actually, if I’d ever had a job. Workplace comedies are so hot we don’t even have to give them names. Maybe I can fake it?)
  • Chris Harris (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) is also writing an untitled CBS comedy, this one about “a couple who wants to set up two friends who may be perfect for each other.” (Hey, CBS Development Peeps, take it from munchman – couples trying to set up their friends with each other are never funny.  Not until they break up and decide to hook up with those self same friends. Then they’re a riot…for about the time it takes to read this item.)
  • Mark V Olsen & Will Scheffer (GETTING ON) are writing another HBO comedy pilot, this time based on the life of a “famous French actress who moves to the U.S.” (Starring will be the real live human who has inspired this thing,  Judith Godrèche. Who, yeppers, is so famous that neither I nor anybody I know has ever heard of her or seen her. But we have an excuse for our ignorance: None of us ever watch TV. Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have said that?)
  • Liz Heldens (DECEPTION) is writing an untitled ABC drama pilot about a disgraced journalist who has to work for his former intern. (Whoa! This is like the best idea of the century, kids, and a lot like one of my recurring fantasies which is that someday our Beloved Leader LB will also have to work for a former intern of his – i.e., me, me, me. “You call this coffee, Brody? Where’s my sugar? Where’s my soy sauce? Are you so %$#@! stupid you still can’t get my order right?!” Ah, it’s good to have a dream.)

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….)