"The Word 'Coma' Bugs The Hell Out Of Me"
CB: And as far as TV goes, is there any type of story or a particular genre you'd like to explore next?
RT: I have a pilot out right now; I wrote it for Fox, and they seem kind of lukewarm on it right now. It's kind of a return to Cupid: it's a romantic comedy. Think Love, Actually in a hotel. I'm doing the second pass for Fox this weekend. I'll turn it in on Monday and probably hear something very soon after that. I don't know whether it will go or not. This is the position I was in last year: I want a show on the air. It's like, writing a pilot is hedging my bets. I don't know if Veronica Mars will be back. There were times in the first nine episodes when I felt certain it wouldn't, but the uptick and the reaction to the finale -- I think we finished strong, and I think it's looking back up. In comparative terms -- looking at the ratings for the other shows on the CW -- I think we have a strong shot at returning. But for me personally, I have to have a show on the air. I don't ever want to have to go back to being that writer at home trying to get a show on the air. It's a drag. There tend to be showrunning positions available every May, and the good news for me is that if Veronica Mars didn't come back, I'm sure I would be offered things. However, they wouldn't be my things, and that would really bum me out. But I would certainly go run someone else's show before I would stay at home.
CB: That's all I've got for you, Rob. Thanks a lot for talking to me.
RT: Thanks, John.
And that's it. Hopefully we'll talk in another two years, huh?