Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 1/9/14

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

  • The CW is looking for a writer for the pilot of its new “music drama” series about “the ever-evolving world of music, entertainment and social media.” Word is that the show will have plenty of millennial angst and music, music, music. (So if anybody at the CW ever so much as looked your way, let alone smiled, it’s time to get your people – um, you do have people, don’t you? – to call her or him and pitch, pitch, pitch. Maybe you can even come up with a title for the currently unnamed thing. Could be just what ya need to vault to the head of the aspiring pack.)
  • Sam Esmail (COMET) has had his USA series MR. ROBOT picked up for ten eps and even has a star now – Christian Slater. (Yeppers, kids, that’s right. The genius development and network execs have worked hand in hand to come up with the dumbest series title in many a year (and that’s against a hella competition) and in addition saddled it with a star who has never been able to make it on TV even though he’s had more spots in the starting gate than Bruce Willis has had movies. Sorry for your future loss, Sam.)
  • Speaking of the stench of failure, Amazon Studios has cancelled its previously announced greenlighting of THE AFTER, a post-apocalypse series created by none other than Chris Carter,  saying, “We have decided not to move forward with THE AFTER. We would like to thank Chris Carter, the phenomenal cast, crew and producers for all their efforts.” (Notice how there’s no mention of the writers? Yer friendly neighborhood munchaphile figures that’s cuz they couldn’t come up with any to actually, erm, write the series. Why would I think that? Let’s just say I hear things…and sometimes they aren’t just things in my head.)

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….)