Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/6/14

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

  • Salim & Mara Brock Akil (THE GAME) have signed a new overall deal to continue developing scripted material for BET. (Hope scripted pays better than the BET reality shows used to back in the day cuz Salim and Mara have, when you get down to it, saved the network’s butt. In fact, you might say that they’re the only reason BET still exists.)
  • Nastaran Dibai (FUNNY IN FARSI) is writing the pilot for FOLLOW YOUR HEART, an ABC comedy about love and a heart transplant. (What? You think luvable little munchikins could make something like that up?)
  • Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen (FRIENDS) are writing a CBS comedy pilot about “a big, multi-generational family.” (So if el munchero refers to this one as “generic” you won’t email your usual ton of complaints, right? Because this baby’s so fucking generic even its logline is a house brand label. Sheesh, CBS, if you’re giving up on sitcoms why not just come right out and say it?!)
  • Natalie Chaidez (HEROES) is adapting Whitley Strieber’s novel Alien Hunters into a series for SyFy. (I’d tell you more about the premise, but this is Syfy, where concept, story, characterization and just about everything else involved in the film-making process has proven itself to be absolutely irrelevant. And yet, yeppers, it’s true, the hits keep on coming. Why, oh Lord, why?)

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….)