Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/5/14

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

  • Geoff Stults & David Whatley (ENLISTED) are writing the pilot for about a “hero bachelor” for CBS. (Sorry but yer very munchie one here can’t possibly joke about such a wonderful premise. Ooh, the hero’s really a hero! Ahh. Can there be anybody out there who doesn’t know to the depths of their sole that this is gonna be a crap show?)
  • Pamela Falk & Mike Ellis (THE WEDDING PLANNER) are writing the pilot for Fox TV’s MARSHA GOES TO JAIL, a – and I quote – comedic DANGEROUS MINDS. (Woo, and to think that I thought the CBS project above was gonna be the bomb of the decade. Never never never underestimate the insecure idiocy of TV development folks, my peeps. Nevah!)
  • Ooh, wait, there’s more. The selfsame Pam and Mike are also developing AMERICAN MARRIAGE, “an ensemble wedding drama” for ABC. (Good to see ABC back in contention for the Lowest Development Exec IQ Award. Way to go, guys. And, yeah, I’m rooting for ya!)
  • Speaking of idiocy, Paramount TV is looking for a writer to adapt the creaky old Richard Gere vehicle AMERICAN GIGOLO into a series. (Be prepared, whoever gets this thankless task: Original writer-director the God That is Named Paul Schrader will be on hand as a consultant. Good luck pleasing his genius self and the Paramount, um, boobs. Was that too harsh? Nah, being too harsh here would be, you know, impossible.)

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….)