Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 1/7/14

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

  • Howard Gordon (HOMELAND) has sold HUMAN RESOURCES, a comedy “in the vein of 24 meets DIE HARD,” to NBC. (Just between us, yer friendly neighborhood muncharooney has no idea how this new show could ever be funnier than HOMELAND, so I’m looking forward to the lesson its hilarious debut will teach.)
  • Gwendolyn Parker (WITHOUT A TRACE) has sold a spec script, HIGH PROFILE, to ABC as the pilot for an FBI drama about “a nationwide unit dedicated to investigating “crimes of the century.” (So if my knowledge of what a century is, is right, this’ll be one episode and out? Cuz you can’t have more than one “crime of the century,” can you? Or am I being too…you know, smart here?)
  • Sharon Horgan (writer of several unsuccessful Fox pilots but who wants to dwell on that?) is writing HBO’s DIVORCE, a comedy about, yeppers, you’ve got it, one of the funniest things that can happen to any married couple – the agony of divorce.  (Kee-rist, I’m sitting here laughing fit to bust just typing this. Ha ha ha, divorce! Ha, ha, ha divorce! I’m gonna have to get married and then booted out just so I can fully appreciate all the fine points of this brilliant idea.)

That’s it for now, munchaladas. Don’t forget to write in and tell yers truly what you’ve sold when you sell it. Cuz TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)