Dirty Sexy Money

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Dirty Sexy Money
Dirty Sexy Money-Logo.jpg
Dirty Sexy Money intertitle
Genre Dramedy
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
Candis Cayne
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Craig Wright
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
Production company(s) Berlanti Television
ABC Studios
Matthew Gross Entertainment
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
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 prime time drama series created by Craig Wright. It ran on ABC from September 26, 2007 to August 8, 2009. The series was produced by ABC Studios, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Berlanti Television and Gross Entertainment. Wright served as an executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Bryan Singer, Matthew Gross, Peter Horton, and Josh Reims, with Melissa Berman producing.[1]

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.

Cast and characters[edit]

Principal characters[edit]

Actor Character Duration Notes
Peter Krause Nick George 2007–2009 Chandler Frantz played a young Nick in the pilot episode.
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 Alexa Gerasimovich played a young Karen in the pilot episode.
Glenn Fitzgerald Brian Darling Sr. 2007–2009 Tommy Nelson played a young Brian in the pilot episode.
Seth Gabel Jeremy Darling 2007–2009
Samaire Armstrong Juliet Darling 2007–2008
(Only appears in one episode of season 2, entitled "The Facts".)
Zoe McLellan Lisa George 2007–2009
Lucy Liu Nola Lyons 2008–2009
Blair Underwood Simon Elder 2007–2009

Recurring cast[edit]

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
Chloë Grace 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

Plot[edit]

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.

Ratings[edit]

American season ratings[edit]

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

American weekly ratings[edit]

# 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 2.0 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[edit]

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

Broadcast history[edit]

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 10:01 P.M. Eastern/9:01 P.M. 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 canceled, ABC announced the series would return on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00 P.M. Eastern/9:00 P.M. 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[edit]

The series premiered in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2008 at 9 P.M. 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 P.M. (four days after ABC), then it moved to 7 P.M. CTV then moved the show to its secondary A system effective October 24, 2007 where it airs it in simulcast Wednesdays at 10 P.M.[15][16]

In Australia, the Seven Network began airing Season One on Monday February 11, 2008 at 9:30 P.M.[17] Season Two began on December 2, 2008,[18] initially at 9:30 P.M., but due to low ratings, it was pushed back to 11:30 P.M.[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 P.M., beginning February 6, 2008.

In the United Kingdom, Channel 4 began airing the episodes on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:00 P.M. 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 9:00 P.M., whereas for Season Two it aired on Sunday nights at 11 P.M. between March 8 and May 31, 2009, including the four episodes not yet shown in the US.

In Ireland RTÉ One began airing the program 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 broadcast the remaining episodes of Season 2 which followed on from the Organ Donor episode which aired on January 29, 2009. The series aired on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. with a repeat on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 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 P.M. 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 2012 the show was aired late at nights on Domashny channel.

The show is broadcast on Fox Life in Bulgaria.

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.

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 (Monday–Friday at 10 P.M.).

In Republic of Macedonia, the show aired Sundays at 12:00 P.M. in 2008 on A1 television, and later on Fox Life.

Marketing[edit]

Promotion[edit]

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 releases[edit]

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released both seasons on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4 in 2008/2009. The region 1 releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.

On February 9, 2012, it was announced that Lionsgate Home Entertainment had acquired the rights to the series and plan on re-releasing it. Seasons 1 and 2 will be re-released on May 1, 2012.[22][23][24]

DVD Name Ep# Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season 10 September 16, 2008 October 27, 2008[25] October 29, 2008[26]
The Complete Second and Final Season 13 August 18, 2009[27] October 19, 2009[28] November 4, 2009[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Futon Critic
  2. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English): September 24–30, 2007". 
  3. ^ The Futon Critic
  4. ^ tvseriesfinale.com
  5. ^ "Show Tracker". Los Angeles Times. November 20, 2008. 
  6. ^ thebiz.fancast.com
  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. ^ thefutoncritic.com
  10. ^ View the DVD review from SitcomsOnline
  11. ^ "New US shows set to hit Aussie TVs". Australian Associated Press. 
  12. ^ Clarke, Steve (June 14, 2007). "Virgin buys 'Sarah Connor,' 'Star Trek'". Variety. Retrieved June 15, 2007. 
  13. ^ De Pablos, Emiliano (October 9, 2007). "Antena 3 takes ABC trio". Variety. 
  14. ^ Susana Font (26 June 2009). "Noah Wyle protagoniza un piloto de invasiones marcianas" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 24, 2008. 
  15. ^ "CTV's announces slate of U.S. shows that will dominate its fall schedule". The Canadian Press. 
  16. ^ "Big Shots and Dirty Sexy Money Move from CTV to A-Channel". channelcanada.com. 
  17. ^ Knox, David (January 30, 2008). "Airdate: Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  18. ^ Knox, David (November 21, 2008). "Seven summer guide". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  19. ^ Knox, David (December 4, 2009). "Returning: Ghost Whisperer. Bumped: Dirty Sexy Money". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  20. ^ Cohen, Sandy. "Little Hollywood love for Paris Hilton". Associated Press. 
  21. ^ "Puleeeze!". August 6, 2007. Retrieved August 11, 2007. 
  22. ^ "Felicity DVD news: Re-releases for Felicity, Samantha Who and Dirty Sexy Money". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  23. ^ Dirty Sexy Money - Season 1
  24. ^ Dirty Sexy Money - Season 2
  25. ^ "Dirty Sexy Money - Season 1 [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Donald Sutherland, Peter Krause, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Samaire Armstrong, Seth Gabel, Zoe McLellan, Glenn Fitzgerald, Michael Grossman: Film & TV". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  26. ^ "Buy dirty sexy money season 1 on DVD - DVD Australia online at dvdorchard". Dvdorchard.com.au. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  27. ^ Dirty Sexy Money – The Complete Season Season on DVD TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-22.
  28. ^ "Dirty Sexy Money - Season 2 [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald, Peter Krause, Zoe McLellan, Various: Film & TV". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  29. ^ "Buy dirty sexy money season 2 on DVD - DVD Australia online at dvdorchard". Dvdorchard.com.au. 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 

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