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All my thoughts are formed in 140 characters or less these days.

Yes, you can now follow me on Twitter @awrymag. Aren't you just the luckiest!


Pushing Daisies resurrection

On Tuesday, I was scoffing at the idea that Pushing Daisies would ever come back, and then this from the Hollywood Reporter this morning:

Finally, ABC will finish off its former Wednesday lineup at 10 p.m. on summer Saturdays, airing remaining episodes of "Pushing Daisies," "Eli Stone" and "Dirty Sexy Money." "Daisies" returns to the schedule May 30-June 13, "Stone" from June 20-July 11 and "Money" from July 18-Aug. 8.

I also found out in the news this morning that my former boss, who was pretty useless and a bit of a coke fiend, has been promoted to head of a large media company. That really grinds my gears.


Trends in speccing

Did an informal poll at that West Side meet-up the other night. Turns out, everyone is writing web series. Almost all of the people I talked to are writing a traditional pilot and also working on web series at the same time. When I started to think about it, I realized that all of my TV-writing friends who aren't writing film scripts are dabbling in web now.

So if you want to keep up with the cool kids (and create a cool calling card for yourself) the web is seriously where it's at.

Don't expect to make a mint though. Even some friends with semi-successful series have not made any money writing for the web. Then again, how much money are you currently making with your traditional specs?

Another trend I've noticed lately is kids' TV. I've had a few friends mention that they're working on specs of Suite Life and are hoping to break in that way. How hard is it to cross over from kids' to grown-up telly? Anyone know?


Happy Hour TV Writers on the West Side

For those of you in LA, a chance to drink and talk TV with other writers.

Monday, April 6
5:30pm to 10pm

Happy hour ends at 7pm and karaoke begins at 10pm, so choose your time zone carefully! I believe the extremely capable Amaya has secured a private space (upstairs) for us. I hope to see you there (and I hope my work schedule will actually let me go)!