True, the ratings stink for Media Rights Capital’s Sunday night line-up on The CW network. And the company is busy denying rumors that both Valentine and Easy Money (which the critics like) will be cancelled any minute or that the company couldn’t secure a bridge loan at a decent rate to cover expenses until the next installment of funding arrives. (What is confirmed is that MRC’s block of shows are taking a “planned production hiatus” until the first week of December. And the company claims it’s already funded from its most recent credit facility.) But there’s also positive news for the independent Hollywood production company. ABC has now ordered 10 scripts for Mike Judge’s adult toon The Goode Family airing in January. Lifetime wants 3 more scripts for its new comedy series Rita Rocks debuting on October 20th. And NBC just outbid Fox to make a development pilot deal with MRC for a “green screen” TV series drama, Jason And The Argonauts, supposedly to air in the spring. So Ben Silverman thinks he’ll save the network’s primetime with a toga show. Is this a joke?
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