Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/26/14

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

  • Stu Zilcherman (SIX DEGREES) is developing an unnamed “dating comedy” for Showtime. (And try as Yer Friendly Neighborhood Munchman may to look at the bright side of this deal for anybody other than those being paid for it, hey, I just can’t. Unless, yeppers, I’ve got it: “Dating” is a Showtime euphemism for “fucking.” It’s got to be. Ooh, in that case, this announcement has made my perverted day.)
  • Julius Sharpe (FAMILY GUY) has a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. (In which, it seems to me he will, basically, continue his work as Seth MacFarlane’s head flunky go-to writer. Good networking, Julius!)
  • Dan Sterling (THE OFFICE) is writing the pilot for an untitled CBS comedy about “a well-meaning and all too compliant man” who forms a “friendship and partnership with a powerful, embattled woman.” (In other words, looks like the Moonves network is into some heavy SMBD stuff guaranteed to make its geriatric audience’s collective heart go…well, maybe just keeping that ancient heart going will be a good thing.)
  • Connor Hines (the web series LOCAL ATTRACTION) has a deal at ABC to write, star in, and executive produce a half-hour project. (Giving further proof to TVWriter™’s contention that a successful web series is now the best way to get yourself started in TV’s major league.)

C’mon, write in and tell me what you’ve sold today. TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends (and, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)