Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/27/14

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

  • Rob Armstrong & Andrew Orenstein (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE) are joining forces to adapt Rob’s comic strip Jump Start into a comedy for Fox. (I don’t read the script, so I don’t have much to say here except – another comic adaptation? I hope it’ll be awesome, but still….)
  • Ron Bass (RAIN MAN) and Vince Gerardis (GAME OF THRONES) are co-writing the pilot for ICE, a DirecTV drama pilot about “the treacherous and colorful world of diamond traders in downtown L.A.” (Ooh, downtown L.A.! Dudes in an office, stealing and shooting each other. Yer Obedient munchhausen can hardly wait!)
  • Charlie Grandy (THE MINDY PROJECT) is writing the pilot for 48 HOURS UNTIL MONDAY, a Fox comedy about “one husband’s desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell. (Yeppers, I’m totally hooked by this premise even though I’m not married. Cuz…married friends – who’ve  taught me more about desperation than I ever dreamed a human being had to know.)
  • Leslye Headland (BACHELORETTE) is writing the pilot for an untitled NBC comedy about “a failed political blogger who restarts her life in New York as the ‘sex’ editor for” a Cosmo style print magazine. (To which I can add nothing except the absolute, honest truth – I guarantee that after I finish writing today’s column and rush to my turkey dinner I’m never ever going to think about this premise again. Just ain’t feelin’ it, y’know? Did I sound like a TV development exec turning down a pitch there? Huh? I don’t really feel that way, but I’m practicing just in case a gig I interviewed for comes to be.)

That’s it for now. Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to 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….)