Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/7/14

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

  • David Bickel (THE KING OF QUEENS) is adapting Dr. Scott W. Cohen‘s book, Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide To Your Baby’s First Year into a comedy series about “a celebrity pediatrician who is…revered at work but is not as good practicing what he preaches….” (There’s more to that description, but yer friendly neighborhood munchman is pretty sure you get the idea. Sigh….)
  • Kim Stanley Robinson‘s bestselling and multi-prize winning series of novels about humans transforming Mars into a world we can live on is being made into a series for Spike TV to be called RED MARS. (Who’s writing it? Damned if I know. Looks like nobody yet…so excuse me while I call my agent and tell him my personal knowledge of, um, Mars, I guess. What? You don’t think it’ll work? Me neither. But the series just might.)
  • Craig DiGregorio (WORKAHOLICS) and David King (PARKS & RECREATION) are writing the pilot for an NBC comedy series based on the 1985 movie REAL GENIUS. (Hmm, I was a munchy 2 year old when that film was made. Ain’t it great to see something contemporary and relatable coming to TV for a change? Oh, wait….)
  • Lauren Gussis (DEXTER) has a shiny new overall deal with CBS to develop broadcast and cable shows. (Congrats to Lauren! Anybody who can write both DEXTER and ONCE UPON A TIME is my hero so here’s hoping you knock ’em, uh, dead. Hey, it’s just a saying, you know?)

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….)