Writer’s Block - Episode 1.03 - Plan B




Writer's Block
2x03 - "Plan B"

Written by: Jessica Boggs
FADE IN
INT. NOAH'S ROOM - DAY
NOAH is on the computer, typing away.
NOAH
(sighs)
What a long night. Cleaning is rough. Now I need to search for apartments.
The phone rings.
NOAH
Hello?
WILL (V.O.)
Hey man, I heard you are having a difficult time with Jack. Is there anything I can do to help out?
NOAH
Not at the moment. But I am looking for apartments at the moment.
WILL (V.O.)
Good luck with that. This is the only apartment I know of that is affordable. Could you prove me wrong?
NOAH
I'd like to try.
END PHONE CONVERSATION
NOAH returns to his computer.
NOAH
Let's see, searching for apartments. Please let something good come up.
NOAH gasps.
NOAH
(flabbergasted)
What the hell? They are all out of my price range!
NOAH then proceeds to call WILL again.
NOAH
Hey man. You're right. The apartments are all out of my price range. I will not be able to afford this for too long.
He breathes out a sigh of disappointment.
WILL (V.O.)
See? I told you this is the only apartment I know of that is affordable.
NOAH
Now how do I handle Jack, is the question.
WILL (V.O.)
Just give him a chance. I'm sure he'll make things up to you.
CUT TO:
INT. LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS
JACK is typing away on his laptop.
JACK
There. Hopefully these revisions will be good enough to convince Noah that this is a good idea.
He gets up. He paces back and forth.
JACK
Baseball sure is hard to write about, that's for sure.
NOAH enters the scene.
JACK
Hey Noah.
NOAH
Hello Jack.
JACK
Nice to see you.
NOAH
Okay, now that I've cleared my head on things, let me hear your pitch again.
JACK
I've actually revised this. I'd like for you to read it.
NOAH
Read it?
JACK
Yes.
NOAH
Is that so?
JACK
It is so.
NOAH
Okay, let me read it.
NOAH takes the script from JACK. He reads.
Then he grows frustrated.
NOAH
Okay, now what you just showed me. I have no words.
JACK
Do you like it?
NOAH
(angrily)
F*** no, I don't like it. It's actually much worse than what you pitched to me last night.
JACK
What do you mean it is much worse than last night?
NOAH
Face it. You can't seem to write a good screenplay even if you wanted to.
JACK
No constructive criticism?
NOAH
You seem to be better at writing articles than a sitcom about sports.
JACK
(shocked)
Do you dare bring up A Guide to TV Ratings?
NOAH
As a matter of fact, I do dare. And I have.
JACK
That's it. I'm not telling you anything else about my scripts.
NOAH
Fine.
JACK
Fine.
JACK exits the scene.
DOOR SLAMS.
NOAH
Now what?
FADE OUT

WRITER’S BLOCK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.

WRITERS BLOCK is written and executive produced by Jessica Boggs and production is overseen by TVRGO as well as Boggs Productions. 




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Tuesday Cable Ratings 1/15/19: Drunk History Steady In Season Premiere, Corporate & Teachers Return Down

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 1/15/19. Items of note include the season premieres of Drunk History and Corporate on Comedy Central and the midseason premiere of Teachers on TV Land.
(Note: Click any show with its name in green or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Curse of Oak IslandHistory0.743.52
WWE SmackdownUSA0.72.14
The Haves and the Have NotsOWN0.391.75
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.383.27
Body CamInvest. Disc.0.351.25
College BasketballESPN0.331.07
College Basketball: KY v. GAESPN0.331.06
Temptation IslandUSA0.330.87
ChoppedFood0.331.08
SportscenterESPN0.320.64
Leah Remini: Scientology & AftermathA&E0.30.93
Project Blue BookHistory0.31.88
Bad Chad CustomsDiscovery0.290.81
Garage RehabDiscovery0.290.84
SportscenterESPN0.290.68
Married At First SightLifetime0.290.92
Anderson Cooper 360CNN0.291.40
SportscenterEPSN0.280.53
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.270.79
Lindsay Lohan's Beach ClubMTV0.270.47
My Big Fat Fabulous LifeTLC0.260.95
Windy City RehabHGTV0.261.16
American NightmareInvest. Dic.0.261.15
The Last Word w/ Lawrence O'DonnellMSNBC0.262.42
Erin Burnett OutFrontCNN0.251.15




Highlights Below the Chart:


Drunk HistoryComedy Central0.240.47
Good TroubleFreeform0.160.33
CorporateComedy Central0.140.26
TeachersTV Land0.080.49

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In one of the quickest renewals of the season to date, NBC has ordered a third season of game show Ellen's Game of Games. While down from the inaugural season, the series remains a top performer for NBC, averaging a 1.6 for its first two episodes of the season (not counting the December holiday special), making it the #2-rated Tuesday series, only behind fellow NBC series This Is Us. The series is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and features contestants playing games originated on the host's eponymous daytime talk show in the hopes of winning $100,000. The series is currently airing the first half of its second season, which will run through late February before it takes a few weeks off and returns to finish the season in mid-March.

What do you think of this news? Will you be tuning in for season 3? Let us know in the comments below!

Tuesday TV Ratings 1/15/19: Roswell New Mexico Starts Decently, This Is Us Returns Down (UPDATED)

Finals Update: New Amsterdam (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMEllen's Game of Games1.7/86.35NBC

NCIS1.3/612.10CBS

The Conners1.3/66.65ABC

Lethal Weapon0.7/43.20Fox

The Flash0.6/31.68The CW
8:30 PMThe Kids Are Alright0.8/44.26ABC
9 PMThis Is Us2.0/87.70NBC

FBI1.0/59.33CBS

Blackish0.8/43.33ABC

The Gifted0.5/21.68Fox

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The Rookie0.7/43.81ABC

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Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Monday, 1/14/19. Items of note include the season premiere of Those Who Can't on TruTV, WWE on USA, and The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
(Note: Click any show with its name in yellow or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.932.78
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.912.61
WWE EntertainmentUSA0.92.78
Love & Hip HopVH10.741.45
College BasketballESPN0.712.12
Teen Mom 2MTV0.651.18
Kids Baking ChampionshipFood0.531.68
Vanderpump RulesBravo0.461.10
Cartel CrewVH10.450.93
Street OutlawsDiscovery0.441.20
College BasketballESPN0.421.34
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.363.35
Kids Baking ChampionshipFood0.341.13
Winner Cake AllFood0.320.94
House HuntersHGTV0.311.54
SportscenterESPN0.30.74
Home TownHGTV0.31.61
CNN TonightCNN0.291.39
Cuomo Prime TimeCNN0.291.62
The Daily ShowComedy Central0.280.90
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.270.85
House Hunters InternationalHGTV0.261.46
House HuntersHGTV0.261.27
People Magazine InvestigatesInvest. Disc.0.261.11
Made In Staten Island






Highlights Below the Chart:


Those Who Can'tTru0.080.16