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Dirty Sexy Money: Underwood Believes the ABC TV Show is Over

Blair UnderwoodWith sagging ratings for the sophomore year of Dirty Sexy Money, ABC hasn’t ordered any additional episodes of the drama. While it’s been widely reported that the TV show is finished, one of the stars recently encouraged fans not to give up a hope. Now, another star says that he’s hardly optimistic about the series’ future.

Dirty Sexy Money follows the travails of good-guy lawyer Nick George whose sole client is the very powerful and dysfunctional Darling clan. The TV show showcases the talents of performers like Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald, Seth Gabel, Zoe McLellan, Jill Clayburgh, Blair Underwood, Will Shadley, Shawn Michael Patrick, Laura Margolis, Sheryl Lee, Samaire Armstrong, Candis Cayne, and Lucy Liu.

Though ABC hasn’t ordered any additional installments, Baldwin recently urged Money viewers not to give up hope just yet. He said, “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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Underwood isn’t quite so optimistic as his costar. A veteran of a few short-lived TV shows (LAX, City of Angels), the actor recently told E! Online. “As far as I’m concerned, we’re not doing any more shows.” He continued, “ABC officially doesn’t want to use the “C-word” — cancelled — but we’re not on the schedule. I would pretty much say we’re canceled.”

Unfortunately, there’s at least a grain of truth in what Underwood says. Though ABC hasn’t officially sealed the show’s fate, they haven’t announced plans to broadcast the rest of the completed episodes either. There are still three episodes waiting to be aired and the last one will finally uncover what happened to Nick’s father, Dutch.

Is the network holding onto them just in case ABC execs want to do a relaunch later or, more realistically, are they planning to leave them sitting on the shelf? Do you agree with Baldwin or Underwood? Does the TV show still have a chance or is it truly over?

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bob July 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Bring it back, please. Better yet bring in back on a cable station like HBO where they could really take advantage of the hot storey line. The writers, directors and actors were all superbe.


Anonymous December 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Bring it back!!!


natalie March 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm

this is one of the best shows ever it so needs to have more series it’s ace…. i love dirty sexy money xx


Toks December 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm

This isn’t the abc website, why is everyone appealing on here??


tayo May 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

was just abt to comment the very same thing. im guessing you are nigerian.just stumbled on the show. watched the last episode and only to see the remaining show never aired.


charlie November 18, 2009 at 8:35 pm

loved the show..couldn’t wait for the next one to air..PUT IT BACK ON…THANK YOU ABC


Tam September 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I LOOOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!! I hate most of these series, but this and Big Shots were two of the best out in their first season, and they have taken them away – bad choice, we are very dissapointed….


jan ainsley August 17, 2009 at 6:56 am

Please bring it back.


Cathy Perez August 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Pleeeze don’t cancel “MONEY”! My husband and I love this show and all the actors are so incredibly talented – then you have legends like Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh – it’s one of the best shows on TV! Pleeeeze bring it back! Pleeeeeze!


Cortney August 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

This is the best show EVER if you take it away i will be so sad and MaD! We need Another season!! The last show didnt even tell you everything!!! BRING IT BACK!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!


Anonymous August 2, 2009 at 3:13 pm

just bring it back!!!! it’s worth watching and waiting!! we love it!


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