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Trustafarians Rejoice: ABC Picks Up "Dirty Sexy Money" For Full Season

Forget what your parents may have told you: Vice does have its rewards.

In a bit of a surprise move (albeit one that makes this jaded writer ecstatic), ABC will not kill critical, er, darling Dirty Sexy Money and has instead handed out a full season order to the freshman drama.

The back nine order for the series, created by Craig Wright, comes amid the ongoing writers' strike here in Hollywood and is the first order of its kind since the strike began nearly two weeks ago. (Apparently, my constant prayers that the series would be picked up were heard by Steve McPherson.) Dirty Sexy Money joins fellow Alphabet network rookies Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, and Samantha Who? in the pickup line.

ABC's confidence in Dirty Sexy Money, while well-intentioned, is perceived as a bit odd as there is no guarantee that the series will even finish shooting its initial 13 episode order, given the strike situation. However, a spokesperson for the network said that ABC is confident that the conflict between the WGA and the AMPTP can be resolved in time for production to begin again before the end of the 2007-08 season. (Fingers crossed.)

Personally, I was over the moon after hearing this news. Dirty Sexy Money is hands-down one of my favorite new series this season (the others being Pushing Daisies and Chuck) and I am thrilled to see the network has as much faith in this addictively soapy drama as I do.

Dirty Sexy Money airs Wednesday evenings at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Mine too! Although, Pushing Daisies is starting to grate me nerves. Aliens in America continues to delight (10 eps left in the arsenal) and of course, Gossip Girl.
Anonymous said…
Great news!
Anonymous said…
Excellent! I heart Brian. "dear god, please help that woman have the wisdom to accept my bribe"! I'm still laughing.

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