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"Dirt" to Take, Well, Dirt Nap

Sorry, Dirt fans, it's do or die time and it looks like it's more of the latter and less of the former.

According to TV Guide, cabler FX has axed soapy tabloid drama Dirt starring Courteney Cox Arquette.

"It just got canceled," Cox Arquette told TV Guide when asked about the possibility of a third season renewal for the series, which starred Cox Arquette, Ian Hart, Josh Stewart, and Alex Breckenridge.

The news is hardly shocking. After okay numbers the first season, Dirt was renewed for a sophomore season... which was itself cut short (from thirteen segments to just seven) in light of the writers strike. (Ratings for the truncated second season of Dirt, which moved to Sunday evenings, weren't anything to write home about; Season Two launched with 1.6 million viewers but, by the season finale, those numbers had dwindled to 1.06 million.)
FX went to great pains to say that the episodic count reduction would in no way influence the network when looking at ABC Studios-produced Dirt and Fox Television Studios series The Riches when they came up for renewal once again.

FX has not officially announced that the series has been canceled (I'm still holding out hope that The Riches manages to get another reprieve) but I think it's time for fans to let this one go quietly into the night.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); Most Outrageous Moments/Most Outrageous Moments (NBC); Beauty & the Geek (CW); Moment of Truth (FOX)

9 pm: 48 Hours Mystery (CBS); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); Reaper (CW); Hell's Kitchen (FOX)

10 pm: Without a Trace (CBS); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

What I'll Be TiVo'ing

8-10 pm: Britcoms on BBC America.

I don't know about you but by Tuesday night, I'm usually in need of some comedy in my life. Why not stick around on Tuesday nights for BBC America's new comedy lineup, consisting of classic episodes of Coupling, new comedy Not Going Out, and Absolutely Fabulous? You'll thank me in the morning.

Comments

Anonymous said…
this news has absolutely no impact on my life. :)
Anonymous said…
I didn't watch Dirt, but I hope The Riches will have another destiny. I want an end!
Anonymous said…
Even though I don't watch "Dirt", for some reason it really annoys me that it wasn't even able to film it's full second season order, I think FX should have let both The Riches and Dirt their remaining installments after the strike.

But I think I'm slightly OCD. :)

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