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Dirty Sexy Money
Dirty Sexy Money-Logo.jpg
Dirty Sexy Money intertitle
Genre Drama, satire, soap opera
Created by Craig Wright
Starring Peter Krause
Donald Sutherland
Jill Clayburgh
William Baldwin
Natalie Zea
Glenn Fitzgerald
Seth Gabel
Samaire Armstrong
Zoe McLellan
Lucy Liu
Blair Underwood
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Craig Wright (Head Writer), Greg Berlanti, Peter Horton, Matthew Gross, Bryan Singer, Josh Reims, Jon Harmon Feldman
Producer(s) Melissa Berman
Location(s) Los Angeles/New York City (pilot)
Running time 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) – August 8, 2009 (2009-08-08)
The Season 1 cast of Dirty Sexy Money.

Dirty Sexy Money is an American television series created by Craig Wright, which ran on the American Broadcasting Company from September 26, 2007 to August 8, 2009. The series revolves around lawyer and family man Nick George, portrayed by Peter Krause. When Nick's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash, he agrees to take his position as the Darling family's lawyer, while trying to discover who committed the murder. The Darlings, the richest family in New York, constantly rely on Nick to solve their problems. Nick struggles to balance his morals and family life while dealing with the demands of the Darlings. The series is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Berlanti Television and Gross Entertainment. Wright serves as an executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Bryan Singer, Matthew Gross, Peter Horton and Josh Reims, with Melissa Berman producing.[1]

Contents

Cast

Principal characters

Actor Character Duration
Peter Krause Nick George 2007–2009
Donald Sutherland Patrick "Tripp" Darling III 2007–2009
Jill Clayburgh Letitia Darling 2007–2009
William Baldwin Patrick Darling IV 2007–2009
Natalie Zea Karen Darling 2007–2009
Glenn Fitzgerald Brian Darling Sr. 2007–2009
Seth Gabel Jeremy Darling 2007–2009
Samaire Armstrong Juliet Darling 2007–2009
Zoe McLellan Lisa George 2007–2009
Lucy Liu Nola Lyons 2008–2009
Blair Underwood Simon Elder 2007–2009

Recurring cast

Actor Character Duration Notes
Krista Allen Dana Whatley 2009
Kristin Bauer Rebecca Colfax 2007
Roxana Brusso Maria 2007–2008
Sarah Carter Wrenn Darcy 2008
Candis Cayne Carmelita Rainer 2007–2008
Daniel Cosgrove Freddy Mason 2007
Tamara Feldman Natalie Kimpton 2007, 2009
Scott Holroyd Chase Alexander 2008
Michelle Krusiec Mei Ling Hwa Darling 2007, 2009
Sheryl Lee Andrea Smithson Darling 2007–2009 Played by Brooke Smith in the pilot
Laura Margolis Daisy 2007–2009
Chloe Moretz & Darcy Rose Byrnes
Byrnes took over the role in season 2
Kiki George 2007–2009 Played by Elle Fanning in the pilot.
Alex Nesic Kai 2007, 2009
Shawn Michael Patrick Clark 2007–2009
John Rubinstein Dr. Zwerling 2008
Will Shadley Brian Darling, Jr. 2007–2008
Joseph Siravo Det. Larrabee 2007–2008
John Schneider Congressman Charles Whatley 2009
Sofia Vergara Sofia Montoya 2007
Bellamy Young Ellen Alexander Darling 2007–2008 Played by Kiersten Warren in the pilot

Young Versions

Actor Character Duration Notes
Chandler Frantz Young Nick George 2007 Only in the pilot
Tommy Nelson Young Brian Darling, Sr. 2007 Only in the pilot
Alexa Gerasimovich Young Karen Darling 2007 Only in the pilot

Plot

The series revolves around Nick George, whose whole life has been lived in the shadow of the Darling family, but as an adult he's leading a simple life as an idealistic lawyer, until his father's suspicious death. The wealthy Darlings of New York have asked him to take over his father's job as their personal lawyer, but the money that will allow him the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder is only part of the picture. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan. However due to the cancellation of the show, the running plot line of the mystery of Dutch George will never be solved as it is revealed in the final episode that he is in fact alive and well and is puppeteering Simon Elder.

Production

Conception

The pilot script, written by creator, executive producer and Emmy-nominated playwright Craig Wright, made its first step towards production when ABC committed to it in July 2006. The project, which is set up at Berlanti Television, is also executive produced by Everwood creator Greg Berlanti, who at the time had recently parted ways with his producing partner, Mickey Liddell. Liddell was replaced by former Sony Pictures Television executive Melissa Berman, who consequently became a producer on the series.[2] The project was named "Dirty Sexy Money" in January 2007 when it received a pilot order from the network.[3] Staffing began in the same month when Emmy-nominated director, Peter Horton, agreed to direct the first hour of the show.[4] The series received an early pick-up and a thirteen-episode order prior to the 2007 Upfronts in New York on May 11, 2007.[5] Josh Reims also joined the production crew as an executive producer in the same month.[2] The first season went into production on July 17, 2007.[6]

The James B. Duke House (now home to New York University's Institute of Fine Arts) was the original set for the Darlings' townhouse in the pilot; however, after ABC ordered the first season, several scenes had to be reshot to adjust to the new LA sets that would be used for the rest of the season's production. It is for this reason that, in the pilot, the interiors of the Darlings' house jump somewhat incongruously from ornate marble and wood (Duke House) to extremely modern and low-ceilinged (LA sets).

Casting

Casting for all but one of the principal roles on the show took place in February 2007. Seth Gabel was the first actor to land a role on the series and was cast as Jeremy Darling, the hard-living youngest son.[7] Gabel had originally auditioned for Greg Berlanti's other television drama, Eli Stone, but didn't receive the part. He left a big impression on the producer nonetheless who recommended him for Dirty Sexy Money instead.[8] The producers found their leading man in Emmy-nominated Six Feet Under alumnus, Peter Krause, when he was chosen to play the role of Nick George, the beleaguered new Darling family attorney. The series reunites Krause with creator Craig Wright, who also worked on Six Feet Under.[9] Glenn Fitzgerald read for the role of Reverend Brian Darling and received the part.[10] Academy Award-nominated actress, Jill Clayburgh, and former Passions co-star, Natalie Zea, made their way onto the show when they were cast as the family matriarch Letitia Darling, and the eldest thrice-divorced daughter Karen Darling, respectively.[11] Samaire Armstrong, known mostly to audiences for her recurring role on The O.C., landed her first regular television role when she was chosen to portray the youngest Darling child, the spoiled aspiring actress Juliet Darling (Jeremy's twin). Zoe McLellan and William Baldwin were also cast in the roles of Lisa George, Nick's loving wife, and New York State Attorney General Patrick Darling, a rising star in politics harboring a scandalous secret.[12][13] Golden Globe winner, Donald Sutherland, rounded out the principal cast when he was chosen for the role of family patriarch, Patrick "Tripp" Darling III.[14] In 2008, after pitching that Lucy Liu was interested in being part of the series, the producers immediately created a role for her as a series regular. She plays the role of Nola Lyons, a powerful attorney that faces Nick George (played by Peter Krause).[15]

On November 10, 2008, TV Guide reported that Rena Sofer will guest-star as an intrepid reporter on the November 26 episode.[16]

Main crew

Jon Harmon Feldman acts as the showrunner,[17] He replaced Daniel Cerone.[18] Other crew members are Craig Wright, Josh Reims, Yahlin Chang, Sallie Patrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa Berman, Matthew Gross, Jill Soloway, and Bryan Singer.[19][20][21][22]

Reception

American season ratings

# TV Season Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49 Viewers Viewers (m) Rank (Overall)
1 2007–2008 Wednesday 10:00PM 5.8 10 2.9 8.28 #46
2 2008–2009 Wednesday 10:00PM 3.1 TBA 1.16 4.68 TBA

American weekly ratings

Season 1

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49 Rating Viewers (m) Rank (Overall)
1 "Pilot" September 26, 2007 Wednesday, 10:01 P.M. 7.4 12 3.6 10.44 #31
2 "The Lions" October 3, 2007 Wednesday, 10:01 P.M. 6.7 11 3.6 9.61 #33
3 "The Italian Banker" October 10, 2007 Wednesday, 10:01 P.M. 6.1 10 3.5 8.63 #40
4 "The Chiavennasca" October 17, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 6.4 11 3.1 8.67 #41
5 "The Bridge" October 24, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 6.1 10 3.3 8.56 #48
6 "The Game" October 31, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.9 10 2.9 8.38 #47
7 "The Wedding" November 14, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.7 10 2.9 7.90 #51
8 "The Country House" November 21, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 4.0 8 2.0 6.52 #62
9 "The Watch" November 28, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.0 8 2.6 7.15 #54
10 "The Nutcracker" December 5, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.0 8 2.4 6.91 #54

Season 2

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49 Rating Viewers (m) Rank (Overall)
11 "The Birthday Present" October 1, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.8 8 TBA 7.02 TBA
12 "The Family Lawyer" October 8, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.1 7 TBA 5.85 TBA
13 "The Star Witness" October 22, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.0 7 2.0 5.75 TBA
14 "The Silence" October 29, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.1 7 2.0 6.06 1
15 "The Verdict" November 5, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.1 TBA TBA 6.15 TBA
16 "The Injured Party" November 19, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.7 TBA TBA 5.58 TBA
17 "The Summer House" December 3, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.8 TBA TBA 5.64 TBA
18 "The Plan" December 10, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.5 TBA 1.8 5.24 TBA
19 "The Organ Donor" December 17, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.4 TBA TBA 5.13 TBA
20 "The Facts" July 18, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.4 TBA 0.6 2.15 TBA
21 "The Convertible" July 25, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.2 TBA 0.4 1.83 TBA
22 "The Unexpected Arrival" August 1, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.2 3 0.6 2.28 TBA
23 "The Bad Guy" August 8, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.5 3 0.7 2.19 TBA
  • The October 15 episode was preempted due to the coverage of the Presidential Debates.
  • The November 12 episode was preempted due to the coverage of the 2008 Country Music Awards.
  • The November 26 episode was preempted in favor over the Barbara Walters interview with Barack Obama. Consequently, the episode, "The Facts", was not aired until July 18, 2009.

Canadian ratings

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
1 "Pilot" 1.09 #24[23]

Broadcast history

The series premiered in the United States on September 26, 2007 on ABC following the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice, airing on Wednesday nights at 10:01PM Eastern/9:01PM Central. On November 16, 2007, ABC ordered a full 22-episode season for the show, making it the first show to receive a full season order since the WGA writers' strike began on November 5, 2007.[24] However, in the end, the first season comprised only 10 episodes due to the strike. Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season, a three-disc DVD set including all 10 original episodes and exclusive bonus features including bloopers, audio commentary, deleted scenes, and featurettes, and more, was released on September 16, 2008.[citation needed] The second season premiered on October 1, 2008, ten months after the first season finale.

On November 20, 2008, ABC decided not to order any additional episodes for the 2008–2009 TV season.[25][26] On December 10, 2008 Billy Baldwin appeared on NBC's Today Show asking for fans to support the show by watching the show and by visiting the ABC website and sending nice messages of support to the ABC executives. He said the show is not canceled, but on hiatus until ABC knows how the midseason replacement shows fare. All cast and sets continue to be contracted and on hold for the time being.[27] The last scheduled episode of Dirty Sexy Money aired on December 17, 2008, while four episodes remain unaired in the USA.[28] though they have been broadcasted elsewhere.

After Dirty Sexy Money was officially cancelled, ABC announced the series would return on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00PM Eastern/9:00PM Central.[29][30] The final episode, "The Bad Guy", aired on August 8, 2009 and the second season came out on DVD on August 18, 2009.[31]

International distribution

The series premiered in the UK on March 21, 2008 at 9pm on Channel 4. Dirty Sexy Money was on hiatus due to the WGA writers' strike as of January 9, 2008, the date on which replacement series Cashmere Mafia assumed the time slot. Men in Trees, which has a total of 11 filmed unaired episodes available, assumed the slot on February 27, 2008, potentially for the balance of the spring season.

The show will be broadcast on Turner Network Television in Spain, Studio 23 in Philippines, Dizimax in Turkey and Nelonen in Finland. The series is being broadcast on the satellite/cable channel TNT in Spain since January 2008.[32][33][34][35]

In Canada, CTV first aired the show on Sundays at 10 pm (4 days after ABC), then it moved to 7 pm. CTV then moved the show to its secondary A system effective October 24, 2007 where it airs it in simulcast Wednesdays at 10 pm.[36][37]

In Australia, the Seven Network began airing Season One on Monday February 11, 2008 at 9:30 pm.[38] Season Two began on December 2, 2008,[39] initially at 9:30 pm, but due to low ratings, it was pushed back to 11:30 pm.[40] The Seven Network in Australia has aired all episodes of Season 2 that were unaired in the USA. Also Kanal 5 in Sweden aired the episodes, the last one on March 18, 2009.

New Zealand's TV2 started airing the show Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm, beginning February 6, 2008.

In the United Kingdom, Channel 4 began airing the episodes on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm. Channel 4 began airing the second season on March 8, 2009 on E4 in the 11 o'clock timeslot. Because of its cancellation in the US and low ratings for its first season in the UK there will be no new shows on Channel 4 for the foreseeable future. However, Season 2 commenced airing on E4 in a new time slot. For Season One it aired Tuesday nights at 9.00pm, whereas for Season Two it aired on Sunday nights at 11pm between March 8 and May 31, 2009, including the 4 episodes not yet shown in the US.

In Ireland RTÉ One began airing the programme on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 00:05.

In Latin America the series began broadcasting on February 12, 2008 on the AXN channel, season 2 will begin broadcast on February 3, 2009.

In South Africa the series began in December and the full series has been aired on the local satellite or analog channel M-Net. M-Net has broadcasted the remaining episodes of Season 2 which followed on from the Organ Donor episode which aired on January 29, 2009. The season finale has aired on February 5, 2009.

The first season premiered in Greece on Fox life on Wednesday December 3. All 10 episodes aired.

In Israel the series was launched under the name "Money, Darling" on July 7, 2008 on Yes Stars Drama. Season 2 premiered on February 16, 2009, with all 13 episodes confirmed to air consecutively, including those not aired in the US.

In Hong Kong the series was premiered Thursday nights at 10:30 pm on July 17, 2008 on the mainly English free-to-air network TVB Pearl with bilingual audio in both English and Cantonese and widescreen on the same channel in Digital. Series 2 is due to air on March 26, 2009 at the same time-slot. Same as the rest of the world, Hong Kong also aired the unaired episodes before the US on May 28, 2009 starting with the thanksgiving recap episode "The Facts".

In Norway the show premiered on TV Norge on November 12, 2008.

In Estonia the show premiered on TV3 in summer 2009.

In Russia the show premiered on 1TV in summer 2008. Two seasons were shown in summer of 2009. The series launched under the name "Dirty Wet Money"

In Serbia the show premiered on cable FOX Life on September 2, 2009.

In Greece the show premiered on cable FOX Life on February 2009 and season 2 premiered on October 2009. The show also will premiered on ANT1 on 2010.

In France the show premiered on Canal+ pay TV in 2008 and the second season was aired from 2009 until Feb 11, 2010 when the last episod left French viewers totally desperate to see a 3rd season which as of today will not be shot.

Marketing

Promotion

A full page advertisement for the show placed in The New York Post.

Using publicity from Paris Hilton's jail sentence controversy, ABC placed full-page advertisements in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Post that read: "We love Paris. The Darling Family." Later, an airplane towing a banner with the same message flew above the downtown courthouse on June 8 during Hilton's subsequent hearing.[41] The network has also placed fake advertisements on popular gossip blog Perezhilton.com on August 6, 2007 "denouncing" the diva-like behavior of Samaire Armstrong's character, Juliet Darling, among others.[42]

The song Beautiful, Dirty, Rich by singer Lady Gaga was used during advertisements for the show. Clips from the show was also used in an alternate version of the music video

DVD release

Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season was released on Region 1 DVD on September 16, 2008. The three-disc collection includes all 10 episodes from the first season.[citation needed] It was released on Region 2 DVD on October 20, 2008.

Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete Second Season was released on Region 1 DVD on August 18, 2009. The three-disc collection includes all 13 episodes from the second season.[43] Cover art for the DVD advertises the release as the "The Complete and Final Second Season". View the DVD review from SitcomsOnline [31].

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Dirty Sexy Money
File:Dirty Sexy
Dirty Sexy Money intertitle
Genre Drama, satire, soap opera
Created by Craig Wright
Starring Peter Krause
Donald Sutherland
Jill Clayburgh
William Baldwin
Natalie Zea
Glenn Fitzgerald
Seth Gabel
Samaire Armstrong
Zoe McLellan
Lucy Liu
Blair Underwood
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Craig Wright (Head Writer), Greg Berlanti, Peter Horton, Matthew Gross, Bryan Singer, Josh Reims, Jon Harmon Feldman
Producer(s) Melissa Berman
Location(s) Los Angeles/New York City (pilot)
Running time 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) – August 8, 2009 (2009-08-08)
Status Ended
File:Dirty Sexy Money
The Season 1 cast of Dirty Sexy Money.

Dirty Sexy Money is an American television series and a primetime drama created by Craig Wright, which ran on the American Broadcasting Company from September 26, 2007 to August 8, 2009. The series revolves around lawyer and family man Nick George, portrayed by Peter Krause. When Nick's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash, he agrees to take his position as the Darling family's lawyer, while trying to discover who committed the murder. The Darlings, the richest family in New York, constantly rely on Nick to solve their problems. Nick struggles to balance his morals and family life while dealing with the demands of the Darlings. The series is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Berlanti Television and Gross Entertainment. Wright serves as an executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Bryan Singer, Matthew Gross, Peter Horton and Josh Reims, with Melissa Berman producing.[1]

Contents

Cast

Principal characters

Actor Character Duration
Peter Krause Nick George 2007–2009
Donald Sutherland Patrick "Tripp" Darling III 2007–2009
Jill Clayburgh Letitia Darling 2007–2009
William Baldwin Patrick Darling IV 2007–2009
Natalie Zea Karen Darling 2007–2009
Glenn Fitzgerald Brian Darling Sr. 2007–2009
Seth Gabel Jeremy Darling 2007–2009
Samaire Armstrong Juliet Darling 2007
Zoe McLellan Lisa George 2007–2009
Lucy Liu Nola Lyons 2008–2009
Blair Underwood Simon Elder 2007–2009

Recurring cast

Actor Character Duration Notes
Krista Allen Dana Whatley 2009
Kristin Bauer Rebecca Colfax 2007
Roxana Brusso Maria 2007–2008
Sarah Carter Wrenn Darcy 2008
Candis Cayne Carmelita Rainer 2007–2008
Daniel Cosgrove Freddy Mason 2007
Tamara Feldman Natalie Kimpton 2007, 2009
Scott Holroyd Chase Alexander 2008
Michelle Krusiec Mei Ling Hwa Darling 2007, 2009
Sheryl Lee Andrea Smithson Darling 2007–2009 Played by Brooke Smith in the pilot
Laura Margolis Daisy 2007–2009
Chloe Moretz & Darcy Rose Byrnes
Byrnes took over the role in season 2
Kiki George 2007–2009 Played by Elle Fanning in the pilot.
Alex Nesic Kai 2007, 2009
Shawn Michael Patrick Clark 2007–2009
John Rubinstein Dr. Zwerling 2008
Will Shadley Brian Darling, Jr. 2007–2008
Joseph Siravo Det. Larrabee 2007–2008
John Schneider Congressman Charles Whatley 2009
Sofia Vergara Sofia Montoya 2007
Bellamy Young Ellen Alexander Darling 2007–2008 Played by Kiersten Warren in the pilot

Young Versions

Actor Character Duration Notes
Chandler Frantz Young Nick George 2007 Only in the pilot
Tommy Nelson Young Brian Darling, Sr. 2007 Only in the pilot
Alexa Gerasimovich Young Karen Darling 2007 Only in the pilot

Plot

The series revolves around Nick George, whose whole life has been lived in the shadow of the Darling family, but as an adult he's leading a simple life as an idealistic lawyer, until his father's suspicious death. The wealthy Darlings of New York have asked him to take over his father's job as their personal lawyer, but the money that will allow him the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder is only part of the picture. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan. However due to the cancellation of the show, the running plot line of the mystery of Dutch George will never be solved as it is revealed in the final episode that he is in fact alive and well and is puppeteering Simon Elder.

Reception

American season ratings

# TV Season Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49 Viewers Viewers (m) Rank (Overall)
1 2007–2008 Wednesday 10:00PM 5.8 10 2.9 8.28 #46
2 2008–2009 Wednesday 10:00PM 3.1 TBA 1.16 4.68 TBA

American weekly ratings

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49
Rating
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
1 "Pilot" September 26, 2007 Wednesday, 10:01 P.M. 7.4 12 3.6 10.44 #31
2 "The Lions" October 3, 2007 Wednesday, 10:01 P.M. 6.7 11 3.6 9.61 #33
3 "The Italian Banker" October 10, 2007 Wednesday, 10:01 P.M. 6.1 10 3.5 8.63 #40
4 "The Chiavennasca" October 17, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 6.4 11 3.1 8.67 #41
5 "The Bridge" October 24, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 6.1 10 3.3 8.56 #48
6 "The Game" October 31, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.9 10 2.9 8.38 #47
7 "The Wedding" November 14, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.7 10 2.9 7.90 #51
8 "The Country House" November 21, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 4.0 8 2.0 6.52 #62
9 "The Watch" November 28, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.0 8 2.6 7.15 #54
10 "The Nutcracker" December 5, 2007 Wednesday, 10:02 P.M. 5.0 8 2.4 6.91 #54
11 "The Birthday Present" October 1, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.8 8 TBA 7.02 TBA
12 "The Family Lawyer" October 8, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.1 7 TBA 5.85 TBA
13 "The Star Witness" October 22, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.0 7 2.0 5.75 TBA
14 "The Silence" October 29, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.1 7 2.0 6.06 1
15 "The Verdict" November 5, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 4.1 TBA TBA 6.15 TBA
16 "The Injured Party" November 19, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.7 TBA TBA 5.58 TBA
17 "The Summer House" December 3, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.8 TBA TBA 5.64 TBA
18 "The Plan" December 10, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.5 TBA 1.8 5.24 TBA
19 "The Organ Donor" December 17, 2008 Wednesday 10/9c 3.4 TBA TBA 5.13 TBA
20 "The Facts" July 18, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.4 TBA 0.6 2.15 TBA
21 "The Convertible" July 25, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.2 TBA 0.4 1.83 TBA
22 "The Unexpected Arrival" August 1, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.2 3 0.6 2.28 TBA
23 "The Bad Guy" August 8, 2009 Saturday 10/9c 1.5 3 0.7 2.19 TBA
  • The October 15 episode was preempted due to the coverage of the Presidential Debates.
  • The November 12 episode was preempted due to the coverage of the 2008 Country Music Awards.
  • The November 26 episode was preempted in favor over the Barbara Walters interview with Barack Obama. Consequently, the episode, "The Facts", was not aired until July 18, 2009.

Canadian ratings

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
1 "Pilot" 1.09 #24[2]

Broadcast history

The series premiered in the United States on September 26, 2007 on ABC following the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice, airing on Wednesday nights at 10:01PM Eastern/9:01PM Central. On November 16, 2007, ABC ordered a full 22-episode season for the show, making it the first show to receive a full season order since the WGA writers' strike began on November 5, 2007.[3] However, in the end, the first season comprised only 10 episodes due to the strike. Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season, a three-disc DVD set including all 10 original episodes and exclusive bonus features including bloopers, audio commentary, deleted scenes, and featurettes, and more, was released on September 16, 2008.[citation needed] The second season premiered on October 1, 2008, ten months after the first season finale.

On November 20, 2008, ABC decided not to order any additional episodes for the 2008–2009 TV season.[4][5] On December 10, 2008 Billy Baldwin appeared on NBC's Today Show asking for fans to support the show by watching the show and by visiting the ABC website and sending nice messages of support to the ABC executives. He said the show is not canceled, but on hiatus until ABC knows how the midseason replacement shows fare. All cast and sets continue to be contracted and on hold for the time being.[6] The last scheduled episode of Dirty Sexy Money aired on December 17, 2008, while four episodes remain unaired in the USA.[7] though they have been broadcast elsewhere.

After Dirty Sexy Money was officially cancelled, ABC announced the series would return on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00PM Eastern/9:00PM Central.[8][9] The final episode, "The Bad Guy", aired on August 8, 2009 and the second season came out on DVD on August 18, 2009.[10]

International distribution

The series premiered in the UK on March 21, 2008 at 9pm on Channel 4. Dirty Sexy Money was on hiatus due to the WGA writers' strike as of January 9, 2008, the date on which replacement series Cashmere Mafia assumed the time slot. Men in Trees, which has a total of 11 filmed unaired episodes available, assumed the slot on February 27, 2008, potentially for the balance of the spring season.

The show will be broadcast on Turner Network Television in Spain, Studio 23 in Philippines, Dizimax in Turkey and Nelonen in Finland. The series is being broadcast on the satellite/cable channel TNT in Spain since January 2008.[11][12][13][14]

In Canada, CTV first aired the show on Sundays at 10 pm (4 days after ABC), then it moved to 7 pm. CTV then moved the show to its secondary A system effective October 24, 2007 where it airs it in simulcast Wednesdays at 10 pm.[15][16]

In Australia, the Seven Network began airing Season One on Monday February 11, 2008 at 9:30 pm.[17] Season Two began on December 2, 2008,[18] initially at 9:30 pm, but due to low ratings, it was pushed back to 11:30 pm.[19] The Seven Network in Australia has aired all episodes of Season 2 that were unaired in the USA. Also Kanal 5 in Sweden aired the episodes, the last one on March 18, 2009.

New Zealand's TV2 started airing the show Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm, beginning February 6, 2008.

In the United Kingdom, Channel 4 began airing the episodes on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm. Channel 4 began airing the second season on March 8, 2009 on E4 in the 11 o'clock timeslot. Because of its cancellation in the US and low ratings for its first season in the UK there will be no new shows on Channel 4 for the foreseeable future. However, Season 2 commenced airing on E4 in a new time slot. For Season One it aired Tuesday nights at 9.00pm, whereas for Season Two it aired on Sunday nights at 11pm between March 8 and May 31, 2009, including the 4 episodes not yet shown in the US.

In Ireland RTÉ One began airing the programme on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 00:05.

In Latin America the series began broadcasting on February 12, 2008 on the AXN channel, season 2 will begin broadcast on February 3, 2009.

In South Africa the series began in December and the full series has been aired on the local satellite or analog channel M-Net. M-Net has broadcasted the remaining episodes of Season 2 which followed on from the Organ Donor episode which aired on January 29, 2009. The season finale has aired on February 5, 2009.

The first season premiered in Greece on Fox life on Wednesday December 3. All 10 episodes aired.

In Israel the series was launched under the name "Money, Darling" on July 7, 2008 on Yes Stars Drama. Season 2 premiered on February 16, 2009, with all 13 episodes confirmed to air consecutively, including those not aired in the US.

In Hong Kong the series was premiered Thursday nights at 10:30 pm on July 17, 2008 on the mainly English free-to-air network TVB Pearl with bilingual audio in both English and Cantonese and widescreen on the same channel in Digital. Series 2 is due to air on March 26, 2009 at the same time-slot. Same as the rest of the world, Hong Kong also aired the unaired episodes before the US on May 28, 2009 starting with the thanksgiving recap episode "The Facts".

In Norway the show premiered on TV Norge on November 12, 2008.

In Estonia the show premiered on TV3 in summer 2009.

In Russia the show premiered on 1TV in summer 2008. Two seasons were shown in summer of 2009. The series launched under the name "Dirty Wet Money"

In Serbia the show premiered on cable Fox Life on September 2, 2009. And on Radio Television of Serbia from 2010.

In Greece the show premiered on cable FOX Life on February 2009 and season 2 premiered on October 2009. The show also will premiered on ANT1 on 2010.

In France the show premiered on Canal+ pay TV in 2008 and the second season was aired from 2009 until Feb 11, 2010 when the last episode left French viewers totally desperate to see a 3rd season which as of today will not be shot.

In Slovenia the show's 1st season aired on Mondays on POP TV, It reaired on POP TV's new sister channel POP BRIO in September 2010, after the reruns the 2nd season premiered in the same time slot (Mon-Fri @ 10pm).

Marketing

Promotion

[[File:|thumb|right|200px|A full page advertisement for the show placed in The New York Post.]]

Using publicity from Paris Hilton's jail sentence controversy, ABC placed full-page advertisements in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Post that read: "We love Paris. The Darling Family." Later, an airplane towing a banner with the same message flew above the downtown courthouse on June 8 during Hilton's subsequent hearing.[20] The network has also placed fake advertisements on popular gossip blog Perezhilton.com on August 6, 2007 "denouncing" the diva-like behavior of Samaire Armstrong's character, Juliet Darling, among others.[21]

The song Beautiful, Dirty, Rich by singer Lady Gaga was used during advertisements for the show. Clips from the show were also used in an alternate version of the music video

DVD release

Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season was released on Region 1 DVD on September 16, 2008. The three-disc collection includes all 10 episodes from the first season.[citation needed] It was released on Region 2 DVD on October 20, 2008.

Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete Second Season was released on Region 1 DVD on August 18, 2009. The three-disc collection includes all 13 episodes from the second season.[22] Cover art for the DVD advertises the release as "The Complete and Final Second Season".

References

  1. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/devwatch.aspx?id=dirty_sexy_money The Futon Critic
  2. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English): September 24–30, 2007". http://www.bbm.ca/en/nat09242007.pdf. 
  3. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=7502 The Futon Critic
  4. ^ http://tvseriesfinale.com/articles/dirty-sexy-money-abc-cancels-peter-krause-tv-show/
  5. ^ "Show Tracker". Los Angeles Times. November 20, 2008. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/11/its-a-given-bre.html. 
  6. ^ http://thebiz.fancast.com/2008/12/billy_baldwin_asks_you_to_save.html
  7. ^ Nielsens: CBS tallies 9 of the top 10 shows for the week, USA Today, December 23, 2008
  8. ^ When Will the Final Episodes of "Pushing Daisies", "Eli Stone" and "Dirty Sexy Money" Air?, The Ripcord, April 8, 2009
  9. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20090408abc01
  10. ^ View the DVD review from SitcomsOnline
  11. ^ "New US shows set to hit Aussie TVs". Australian Associated Press. http://au.news.yahoo.com//2/13mp6.html. 
  12. ^ Clarke, Steve (2007-06-14). "Virgin buys 'Sarah Connor,' 'Star Trek'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117966929.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 
  13. ^ De Pablos, Emiliano (October 9, 2007). "Antena 3 takes ABC trio". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117973700.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. 
  14. ^ Susana Font (26 de junio de 2009). "Noah Wyle protagoniza un piloto de invasiones marcianas" (in Spanish). http://www.vayatele.com/tag/tnt. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  15. ^ "CTV's announces slate of U.S. shows that will dominate its fall schedule". The Canadian Press. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress//entertainment/tv_ctv_fall_launch_1. 
  16. ^ CHANNEL CANADA :: Big Shots and Dirty Sexy Money Move from CTV to A-Channel
  17. ^ Knox, David (January 30, 2008). "Airdate: Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives". tvtonight.com.au. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/01/airdate-dirty-sexy-money-desperate-housewives.html. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  18. ^ Knox, David (November 21, 2008). "Seven summer guide". tvtonight.com.au. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/11/seven-summer-guide.html. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  19. ^ Knox, David (December 4, 2009). "Returning: Ghost Whisperer. Bumped: Dirty Sexy Money". tvtonight.com.au. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/12/returning-ghost-whisperer-bumped-dirty-sexy-money.html. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  20. ^ Cohen, Sandy. "Little Hollywood love for Paris Hilton". Associated Press. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap//ap_en_ce/paris_hilton_hollywood_6. 
  21. ^ "Puleeeze!". 2007-08-06. http://perezhilton.com/?p=3122. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  22. ^ Dirty Sexy Money – The Complete Season Season on DVD TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-22.

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Dirty Sexy Money (2007-) is an American television show, airing on ABC, about an idealistic attorney who, after his father's death, takes on his eccentric clients, handling both legal and sometimes illegal matters.

Contents

Season 1

Pilot [1.01]

Juliet: I want to be a human being!
Tish: You will be someday.

Juliet: Oh! When did you get back from Tahiti?
Jeremy: Uh... Thirty minutes and six double espressos ago.

Nick: [Voiceover] Money makes everything go wrong.

Jeremy: [He presents a dollar bill origami sailboat to Nick] Here, give this to Kiki. Tell her I'm sorry I made you late.
Nick: Where'd you learn how to do that?
Jeremy: My coke dealer.

Nick: All right listen, this has been a massive misunderstanding, and I can assure you my client is going to be found innocent of all charges brought against him, so there's no story here. Please excuse us.
Female Reporter: Is it true you won the Yacht in a poker game, Jeremy?
Male Reporter: Jeremy, how long have you been smuggling people into the country?
Jeremy: I don't know...
Nick: Don't answer that.
Female Reporter: Is it true you were planning to harvest their organs?
Nick: You know, that is just dumb. Why say things like that?!

Nick: Look, he doesn't even know these guys.
Jeremy: It's true I've never meet those guys before in my life! Right, guys?
Illegal Immigrants: Okay Captain Jeremy, Captain Jeremy okay!
Nick: Did you teach 'em how to do that?
Jeremy: I was just havin' a little fun.

Male Reporter: Well, the rumor is you can't act at all.
Juliet: Well, you're poor!

The Lions [1.02]

The Italian Banker [1.03]

Juliet: I don't need my twin-tuition to see you googling her ass!
Jeremy: Don't you mean ogling--
Juliet: Whatever!

Brian, Sr: [After scolding his bewildered son about his own lies] But remember, we pay the rent in this house with honesty. Don't make me raise your rent.
Mei Ling: Do you really believe his name is Gustav?
Brian, Sr: What choice do I have. Now at some point you have to just put your faith in humanity. Gotta get to bible study.

Nick: [Referring to the Karen Darling sex tape] Okay... you the guy who bought it?
Courier: No, but my boss did... for 3 million dollars.
Nick: Your boss?
Courier: Simon Elder. Yeah, he's not the man you think he is. And your boss isn't either.

Nick: [watching the tape] What the hell are they doing?
Daisy: The Italian Banker.
Nick: How do you know that?
Rebecca: Ah... the reverse Italian Banker.

Nick: They all said no.
Rebecca: Told ya, Patrick made the sex tape. Patrick's lying. Patrick's going to be the next lying President of the Unites States of lying America.

The Chiavennasca [1.04]

Tripp: Just tell me one thing... Our children, are they all mine?
Tish: Yes! Absolutely!
Tripp: [Sighs] Ooh... God.
Tish: What?
Tripp: The thought that you can be so sure... that such attention was paid to such a prolonged continuous insult that you can say absolutely, as if it were a favor you did me fondly. Ahh, my God Tish it's so sordid.

Nick: [Sarcastically] Thanks.
Karen: I'm sorry.
Freddy: God, you're a bitch sometimes.
Karen: [Pouting] I know, its a problem.

Tripp: [While Brian Jr shakes pepper all over his dinner] Take it easy sailor. You're going to overheat your blood.
Brian, Jr: Sorry.
Tripp: I haven't seen a child pepper food that vigorously since you were a boy Brian. Bon Appetit.

Jeremy: Alright Jules, I'm telling you the truth, okay? I'm, I'm Pluto. I'm cold, distant, and alone.
Juliet: Okay, well speaking of planets.
Jeremy: Pluto is not a planet anymore.
Juliet: It will always be a planet to me.

The Bridge [1.05]

Mei Ling: What's the matter?
Brian, Jr: I need to tell you something.
Mei Ling: Well, whatever it is you can tell me.
Brian, Jr: I don't want to go to hell.
Mei Ling: I don't think there are many children in hell Gustav.
Brian, Jr: Yeah.. about that.. My name's not Gustav.
Mei Ling: No? What is it?
Brian, Jr: Brian... Brian Jr.
Mei Ling: Is my husband your daddy?
[Brian nods]

The Game [1.06]

Brian, Sr: Did you buy my son a thirty thousand dollar watch?
Juliet: It was fifteen percent off.
Brian, Sr: Are you out of your mind?
Juliet: No!
Brian, Sr: You're spoiling him rotten! Now all he does is walk around and mouth off and ask for expensive things. You turned a nice, fake, Swedish orphan into your own personal living doll. Now a watch?! He can't even tell time!

Karen: Freddy and I have been so overwhelmed with wedding planning that we, um, we need you to go down the City Hall and get our marriage license. You know, do some of that lawyer magic?
Nick: You have to sign the license in person, Karen.
Karen: They haven't changed that law yet?
Nick: No, not yet.
Karen: Not even for regular customers?

Parking Valet: How'd you get it fixed in 30 minutes?
Jeremy: Bought her a new car and changed the plates. Whens lunch break?

Tish: [Talking about if Karen slept with her ex husband or not when she went to see him] Tell me you didn't!
Karen: I didn't. [pause] I didn't!
Tish: Uh...you are unbelievable!
Karen: He wasn't going to sign otherwise!

Brian, Sr: Everybody in this family gets away with everything but me.

The Wedding [1.07]

Tripp: [about Simon Elder] I'm not a vengeful person Nick. I have endured massive betrayal, and I have responded with patience, and with love. But I will not suffer this man.
Nick: What do you want to do?
Tripp: I want to destroy him. I want that s.o.b. completely and utterly destroyed.

Tripp: [Drunk] Brian, what a wonderful wedding sermon, so much humanity, so much hope. There really is such a kind person buried deep down inside you. Deep, deep down! Inside you... somewhere!?!
Brian, Sr: Thanks dad.

Brian: [to a Judge at the Wedding] Well your Honor, the seven deadly sins are not like the Constitution, they can't be amended. So if I were you yes, I'd be worried!

Freddy: I wanna spend the rest of my life with you. [Joyfully laughs]
Karen: [Uncomfortably laughing] Oh, I ah, I wanna spend the rest of my life with you too baby. Forever!?!
Master of Ceremony: [As the elevator doors open up] Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you, Mr and Mrs Freddy Mason.
Karen: [Whispering to Nick] I want a divorce. Now!

Brian, Sr: You're an evil person. You abandoned your son!
Andrea: I didn't abandon him! I left him with his father for two months!
Brian, Sr: Yeah and because you did, my marriage is probably over! My wife and daughters have been in China for two weeks and I don't know when and if they're coming back! Just a little added bonus to your little selfish Walkabout!

Brian, Sr: I mean, why'd you even come back here?
Andrea: To see my son! And you... maybe... a little...
Brian, Sr: [As he goes in to kiss her] Oh crap.

Tish: Karen Darling, you are not going out there and announcing your divorce during your wedding.
Karen: Of course, not. I would never ruin a party.
Nick: Karen, you've been married for less than an hour. Is it possible...?
Karen: I can tell when these things won't work out, Nick. I'm a pro.

Tripp: You look like you could use a drink.
Nick: It's... 9:30 in the morning.

Patrick: I have this acquaintance for whom I care a great deal.
Simon: A mistress?
Patrick: She ah... use to be a Mr.
Simon: It's none of my business how you like your eggs.

The Country House [1.08]

Lisa:Five days without Nick George? Won't the Darling dynasty crumble in the dust?
Nick: I think so...but it would be very expensive dust.

Mr. Mitchell: Is it true you forced Brian, Jr to lie to your wife and pretend he was a Swedish orphan whose parents died in a car accident?
Brian, Sr: No.
Mr. Mitchell: No?
Brian, Sr: It was a bullet train accident, not a car. Get your facts straight.

Brian, Sr: [to Andrea] I'll give you one million dollars to get up and walk out of here right now.
Mr. Mitchell: Excuse me?
Nick: Hey, that's not what we're here to do, Brian. Let me finish.
Brian, Sr: Two million.
Andrea: Are you trying to buy my son?
Brian, Sr: I'm trying to buy our son.
Nick: Nobody is buying anybody.
Mr. Mitchell: This is ridiculous. We're leaving.
Brian, Sr: Three million! We both know it's all about the money with you anyway.
Andrea: Now I remember why it didn't work with us. You are not a human being.

Andrea: Brian, that first day that I met you at church, you sat and talked with me for hours about faith and solace.
Brian, Sr: Yeah, so what about it.
Andrea: So you are the one who taught me to bring my problems in life to God. Have you thought about doing that?

The Watch [1.09]

Nick: Go ahead.
Tish: After I told him about my affair...Tripp blackmailed my OBGYN. He was sure that the twins weren't his.
Nick: But he was wrong.
Tish: Yes.
Nick: And Brian is my brother?
Tish: Brian is your brother.

Dutch George: I have to get away from you. From all of you. Before it's too late.

Dutch George: What's the matter?
Tish: I've made mistakes too.
Dutch George: What are you talking about?
Tish: Nick is not your only child.

Ellen: Where are you on this pain chart?
Patrick: A 3. But that's the morphine talking.
Bryan: That's what the church is for. Dragging the ruined past through the messy present into the perfect future and ruining it together.

The Nutcracker [1.10]

Karen: You really know how to treat a woman.
Simon Elder: Most people want the same thing. Sugar. Salt. Attention.
[Simon kisses Karen]
Karen: You are the best kisser!

Regular cast

Guest stars

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