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CalifornicationCalifornication
Showtime, 2007 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

David Duchovny heads up the cast in this comedy about a novelist with sex and drug addictions who is struggling to raise his daughter half the time, while having problems with his ex-wife.


CastleCastle
ABC, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Meet Richard Castle: he's a successful murder-mystery writer who has just killed off his main character. However, it seems one of his fans liked his books just a bit too much when a copycat murderer starts running around killing people as described in Castle's books.


DickinsonDickinson
Apple TV+, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

A 19th century period drama, which explores the world of writer Emily Dickinson as she begins her career.


Bored to DeathBored to Death
HBO Max, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

After a painful breakup, a Brooklyn writer becomes an inexperienced private eye in this HBO comedy. Raymond Chandler fans will love it. Join Jonathan Ames on his hilarious and absurd adventures as a detective-for-hire. With a star-studded cast, Bored to Death is a must-watch for any comedy lover.


I'm SorryI'm Sorry
truTV, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

This scripted half-hour comedy series follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Joining Savage in this 10-episode first season are series regulars Tom Everett Scott (Southland) as Andrea's more straitlaced husband Mike and newcomer Olive Petrucci as Andrea and Mike's inquisitive daughter Amelia.


Mapleworth MurdersMapleworth Murders
Quibi, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Mystery, Short | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Abigail Mapleworth is a prim yet saucy murder-mystery writer who solves homicides with the help of her niece in their quaint small town of New Woodstream.


A Sister's All You NeedA Sister's All You Need
Tokyo MX, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Romance, Anime, Animation
Rating: 4.7/5

This is the story about the daily life of a young siscon novelist, Itsuki Hashima with his perfect little sister Chihiro, the genius illustrator Nayuta Kani, his best friend Shirakawa Kyoto and some insane partners from his publishers.


Arthur & GeorgeArthur & George
ITV, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Martin Clunes will star as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the writer of 'Sherlock' in a new adaptation of the book 'Arthur and Barnes'.


PulapkaPulapka
TVN, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller

The main character, Olga Sawicka, struggles with the demons of the past - traumatic experiences that prevent her from experiencing peace after her husband's death and start working on another novel. Looking for inspiration, she goes to a TV reportage. Zuza, one of the children in the orphanage, disappeared. Intrigued by the subject, the writer decides to visit the institution under the pretext of a copyright meeting. Her attention is drawn by Ewa - a sensitive girl persecuted by her peers, who doesn't know anything about her own past. To find out more about an intriguing teenager, Olga decides to ask a friendly policewoman, Justyna, for help. This triggers a real avalanche of accidents ... Sawicka finds herself in the middle of a crime mystery, which turns out to be as complicated as the ones she described in her books. Soon the writer will find out that the orphanage hides many dark secrets, and the pupils and educators are reluctant to reveal what is happening behind the closed doors of the institution. Meeting with Ewa will cause that Olga will become entangled in a deadly dangerous investigation related to the mystery from years ago ...


The Singing DetectiveThe Singing Detective
BBC One, 1986 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Music
Rating: 1/5

There are four mutually interfering narrative strands in The Singing Detective. First is the hospital-ward story, described by Potter as a "sitcom", which owes a certain debt to an earlier play, Emergency-Ward 9 (itself a satirical reaction to the popular hospital soap opera of that time, Emergency-Ward 10, which Potter had watched while hospitalised, like his protagonist Philip Marlow, with a flareup of psoriatic arthropathy). Second is the detective story being created mentally by the protagonist, Philip Marlow, as he lies helpless in his hospital bed. The third strand consists of flashbacks to Marlow's childhood in the Forest of Dean, and the traumatic experience of witnessing his mother's infidelity one day in the woods, combined with guilt over her later suicide in London. The fourth strand concerns Philip's ex-wife, Nicola, whom he imagines is conspiring with a shady film producer to bilk him out of film rights to his novel.


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