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

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

  • Austen Earl (THE MILLERS) is writing an untitled NBC comedy about a newly married dude “as he attempts to stay true to his blue-collar roots while adjusting to a world full of people he finds increasingly offensive.” (Only problem here is that every blue-collar rooted person das munchkind has ever known has made it their life’s purpose to get as far away as possible from those very roots. So who’s kidding whom, huh?)
  • Kevin Hynes & Alexandra Cunningham (PRIME SUSPECT) are writing the pilot for Fox’s EXPERT WITNESS drama series about – aw, you peeked – an expert witness, um expert. (And if this baby is anywhere near as good as the U.S. version of PRIME SUSPECT was, even if it gets on the air it’ll be off in 6 weeks. Mark my munching word, kids.)
  • Jon Lovett (former Obama speechwriter) is writing the pilot for Showtime’s ANTHEM, a drama that “chronicles…what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division.” (I dunno, gang. Sounds like a reality series to me. I sincerely apologize for making such an easy joke. But I think it’s our current crop of pols who should apologize to all of us for making it possible.)
  • Nick Stoller & Jerrod Carmichael (two hot properties in CAA’s collection of such) are developing an NBC comedy based on Jerrod’s “irreverent stand up comedy.” (Lovin’ the use of the word “irreverent,” NBC, but in an era when every single new standup comic is described as “irreverent” shouldn’t that whole category simply be “irrelevant” instead?)

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….)