MTV has three new scripted TV shows in development. Blooms (working title) is a coming-of-age twin drama. Walter Mosley is writing and executive producing. Drew Barrymore Ember Truesdell, Nancy Juvonen, Chris Miller, and Diane Houslin are also set to executive produce. Co-executive producing are Max Carver, Charlie Carver, and Greg Herman.
Pick Me Up, a scripted comedy about a ne-er-do-well brother and sister comes from executive producers and writers Dan Gregor and Doug Man. Stars Jon Gabrus and Betsy Sodaro will executive produce with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky.
99 Days (working title), based on the book by Katie Cotugno, hails from Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Executive producers are Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Writer Lila Feinberg is a supervising producer.
Here is the description of 99 Days, from KatieCutugno.com:
Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for . . . his brother.
Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly’s heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college and be done.
Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”
Day 12: Gabe wouldn’t quit till he got me to come to this party, and I’m surprised to find I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.
What do you think? Have you read 99 Days? Which of these projects now in development at MTV do you think will be ordered to series.?Which ones interest you?