Dirty Sexy Money
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|Dirty Sexy Money|
Dirty Sexy Money intertitle
|Created by||Craig Wright|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||23 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Craig Wright
Jon Harmon Feldman
|Location(s)||Los Angeles/New York City (pilot)|
|Running time||43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||ABC Studios
Bad Hat Harry Productions
Matthew Gross Entertainment
|Original run||September 26, 2007– August 8, 2009|
Dirty Sexy Money is an American prime time drama series created by Craig Wright, which 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.
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.
Principal characters 
|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 
|Krista Allen||Dana Whatley||2009|
|Kristin Bauer||Rebecca Colfax||2007|
|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|
|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|
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.
American season ratings 
|#||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 
|#||Episode||Air Date||Timeslot (EST)||Rating||Share||18–49
|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 
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 10:01 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. 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. 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. 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. The last scheduled episode of Dirty Sexy Money aired on December 17, 2008, while four episodes remain unaired in the USA. 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. The final episode, "The Bad Guy", aired on August 8, 2009 and the second season came out on DVD on August 18, 2009.
International distribution 
The series premiered in the UK 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.
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.
In Australia, the Seven Network began airing Season One on Monday February 11, 2008 at 9:30 P.M. Season Two began on December 2, 2008, initially at 9:30 P.M., but due to low ratings, it was pushed back to 11:30 P.M. 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 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 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 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.
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.).
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. 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.
DVD releases 
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.
|DVD Name||Ep#||Release dates|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|The Complete First Season||10||September 16, 2008||October 27, 2008||October 29, 2008|
|The Complete Second Season||13||August 18, 2009||October 19, 2009||November 4, 2009|
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