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Dirty Sexy Money: Baldwin Says TV Show Not Cancelled Yet

Dirty Sexy MoneyABC’s guilty pleasure, Dirty Sexy Money, has been struggling for sure. This season, the TV show has been averaging just six million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share in the desirable 18-49 demographic. The network had ordered 13 episodes for year two with the option of purchasing additional installments if needed. They decided against exercising that option but one of the series’ stars says that it’s not over yet.

As you probably know by now, Dirty Sexy Money follows a family man and lawyer (Peter Krause) who gets talked into representing the wealthy and powerful Darling family; patriarch Tripp (Donald Sutherland), wife Letitia (Jill Clayburgh), and their five grown children – politician Patrick (William Baldwin), promiscuous Karen (Natalie Zea), corrupt clergyman Brian (Glenn Fitzgerald), and immature, party-loving twins Jeremy (Seth Gabel) and Juliet (Samaire Armstrong). Other performers include Blair Underwood, Zoe McLellan, Lucy Liu, Will Shadley, Laura Margolis, Bellamy Young, Candis Cayne, Shawn Michael Patrick, Chloe Moretz, Sheryl Lee, Andrea Smithson, and Daniel Cosgrove.

The cast and crew have completed filming their 13th episode for the season and we’re told it will include a bit of closure. Baldwin is optimistic that it won’t be the series finale. In a statement reminiscent of Brooke Shields’ overly optimistic comments about Lipstick Jungle, the actor says that the show isn’t cancelled yet and is just “on the bubble.”

Appearing on the Today Show on Tuesday, Baldwin said, “ABC has, I believe, cancelled Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies. And Pushing Daisies has like 12 Emmy nominations. Our show, they very specifically said, is not cancelled. They’re holding the actors, the sets, and I think that could be code for if some of their mid-seasons [shows] don’t do well, they’ll bring us back for the back nine or they’ll order something.”

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Baldwin conceded that Money is definitely in deep trouble and urged fans to do what they can to save the show.

What’s behind Money’s troubles? The obvious reason is that the show’s audience is shrinking. The actor believes that it’s mostly due to the struggling economy. Baldwin notes, “I think that, between the writers strike definitely hurting television, and I think with the economy going south, and then Wall Street collapsing, I think the networks are, like everybody else, are in full, sort-of, retreat mode. And my show is one thing if nothing else (of course fabulous) but it’s expensive. We’re creating a world where a family is worth $50 billion, and they have to spend money [to make that look].” Baldwin didn’t help to contain costs since he accidentally left his borrowed suit from the show on the plane.

Money isn’t on ABC’s schedule past next week’s episodes. At that point, there will be four episodes left on the shelf. Will the network get around to airing them, order more, or simply say goodbye to the Darling clan forever? Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Cynthia October 10, 2009 at 12:25 am

Please who can I write to ask them to please!!!!!!!! put Dirty Sexy Money back on the air. This is the best show since Dynasty, Knots Land, and Dallas … the show is powerful, gripping and brillantly acted. We need a thriller that combines a rich mix of dirty laundry. Could you please tell if they have a season 2 and is it on DVD? I need my night time TV drama fix.

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Charmagne Kidwell December 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I lost my ability to watch this show. (Thank you, cable and satellite TV). I love “Parenthood” with the return of Krauss and Baldwin but it’s not the same. The fact that they snagged Donald Sutherland AND Jill Clayburgh is so damn phenomenal…. it leaves me speechless! When I could finally see the show again…. it was gone. So sad….

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Dcyuan August 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Hi just found this site to find out what is happening to DSM. You can’t cancel!!!! This truly is a great must watch show, sure it has big elaborate amounts of money bein spent on TV when people don’t have any around the globe, but to see it makes people want it more and so gives them a dream to chase. Myself personally think this show is as much needed just to be learned by as is to be watched, Fantastic show please keep it up.

Thank you DC

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Sharon August 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t cancel this show!!!!! My mom and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show!!! The latest episode on Aug 8, 2009 was soooooo good, not to mention all the other episodes. We were so dissapointed to see the words “Series Finale” at the end of the description. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the 1st season (which I will purchase), we started with the second season and fell in love with this series as well as the actors. Please consider keeping this show on air!!!!!!! Thank you.

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Mrs. F May 15, 2009 at 8:08 pm
Ana February 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I love, love, love this show! Cancelling this would be bad for me!!! Bring back DSM!!!

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ZURI December 21, 2008 at 10:58 pm

PLEASE PLEASE DON’T CANCEL DSM. BORED AND TIRED OF REALITY TV. I NEED REAL ACTORS.

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Ria Picone December 15, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Please don’t cancel the show. I am sooo bored with all the realities shows as well as my own reality I so looked forward to escaping watching DSM on Wednesday nights. it is refreshing to have a drama show that reminds me of the days of Dynasty. Yes I am in my mid 40′s and bored to death with television of today I pray you don’t cancel the show. I think the cast is awesome and the story line has so many options. I wish someone could do something to turn it into a big hit.

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Diane Westerman December 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm

NO NO NO!!! PLEASE don’t cancel this program, we LOVE IT! Let me know where I can write please. I don’t care it you publish me either. Add My husband to the list too Douglas Ambrose. We hate getting into a show and then it’s gone. I hope at least if it does go (GOD FORBID) there will be an ending to it doesn’t just leave us hanging.
Your Fans!

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