Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 9/29/14

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

  • Aaron Tracy (SEQUESTERED) is writing the pilot for PUBLIC INTEGRITY, a CBS drama focusing on “the nation’s watchdogs…the passionate prosecutors of the Public Integrity Section….”  (El munchalito doesn’t want to get out of line here, but the “public integrity section” of what? The federal government? And nobody’s calling it a comedy?)
  • John Hlavin (THE SHIELD) is adapting Paramount’s 2007 series that nobody’s ever heard of for a TV series nobody will ever hear of. (But he’s doing it for Paramount TV so maybe he’ll at least make some money on the deal. Oh, wait, is there enough dinero in the world to make it worth working with Mark Wahlberg, who has been reported to be a producer on this project? Have I said “Oi!” yet today?)
  • Patrick Aison (a Blacklist.Com success story) is writing an untitled Fox drama pilot about “a vengeful young woman and a master assassin who form an unlikely partnership.” (Which, sad to say, doesn’t sound all that unlikely to me. If I were a vengeful assassin you’d better bet your little green apples I’d do whatever I could to hook up with said master assassin. Preferably Jean Reno or Charles Bronson, but still….)
  • Greg Russo (he wrote a new version of IT TAKES A THIEF) is writing the pilot for another Fox masterpiece about a “suburban family man who…runs the most successful custom-ticket auto-theft ring in Los Angeles.” (Seriously? THE SOPRANOS in L.A., but with hot cars? Who’s gonna sponsor this, TOP GEAR?)

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….)