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Lucy Liu to Flaunt "Dirty Sexy Money" for ABC?

I really miss Dirty Sexy Money.

When I first saw an early cut of the original pilot for the ABC nighttime soap last May, there is no way I ever would have imagined myself uttering those words, but cut to April, several months after Dirty Sexy Money went on hiatus (thanks to the WGA strike of last fall), and I am aching to catch up with the Darlings.

While the soap won't return to ABC until next fall (damn!), the series may return with a new cast member: Lucy Liu.

Liu is in talks with the network to join the cast of Dirty Sexy Money as a series regular, should her struggling freshman drama Cashmere Mafia not return next season. (It's looking increasingly likely that the female-skewing drama won't be renewed.) She would play an attorney, one possibly connected to Nick George (Peter Krause), the Darlings, or someone else altogether.

Me, I'm hoping she's in league with Simon Elders (Blair Underwood), where she can channel her so-good-when-she's-bad moxie into a full-fledged villainess.

Meanwhile, while Liu will join a cast that included Krause, Underwood, Donald Sutherland, Jill Clayburgh, William Baldwin, Glenn Fitzgerald, Zoe McLellan, and Seth Gabel, one of the Darlings won't be returning in a full-time capacity. Samaire Armstrong, who plays younger Darling daughter Juliet, will be downgraded to recurring next season.

Juliet or no, I cannot wait for Dirty Sexy Money to return this fall.

Comments

I am also missing DSM and think that Lucy Liu would be a great addition to an already fabulous cast, especially if she was, as you suggested, in cahoots with Simon Elders.

Not surprised about Samaire Armstrong since she supposedly had a lot of "issues" that the show was forced to work around. It's sad, though, because she's got talent and I loved Juliet and Jeremy's twin antics.

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