Dirty, sexy back-nine order

Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land?

After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure,
production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good
ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup.

Dirtysexymoney_3 ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty
Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about a filthy rich, eccentric family
(led by family patriarch Donald Sutherland) and the sane personal
attorney who tries to keep them all together (Peter Krause).

“Dirty Sexy Money” is turning into quite a sleeper sensation, and
its consistent quality is starting to wow critics — including some who
initially didn’t pay much attention to it.

As for giving a back nine greenlight in the middle of a strike, yes,
it’s a bit unusual. After all, no one knows when those episodes will
ever be shot.

But ABC believes in the show, and it sends a message that it will
still be around post-strike. Plus,  it’s also a nice sign that once the
strike ends, life will (hopefully) go back to normal, TV shows will
once again have episodes to produce and viewers will once again have
original, scripted TV to enjoy.

— Michael Schneider

More TV

  • The Simpsons

    All the Thanksgiving TV Marathons You Can Binge This Weekend

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

  • '89 Blocks' Set to Kick Off

    TV News Roundup: '89 Blocks' Set to Kick Off Fox Sports Films 'Magnify' Series

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

  • The Chambermaid Ventana Sur Fest Traveler

    Ventana Sur Opens Shop for Latin American Film and TV

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

  • This, photo shows the 21st Century

    Comcast, Disney Keep Focus on 21st Century Fox Assets Despite AT&T-Time Warner Battle

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

  • Nancy Lesser HBO

    HBO Exec Nancy Lesser Sues TV Academy Over Broken Pelvis

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

  • Scorpion-cbs TV Show

    How Scooter Braun Turned Luck With First Series 'Scorpion' Into Prolific TV Business

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

  • Ted Sarandos Harvey Weinstein

    Netflix Won't Host Golden Globes Party With Weinstein Company

    Whoa, what is this? Regular news in TV land? After a week of talk about unpaid hiatuses, force majeure, production shut downs, etc., it’s nice to suddenly be told of a good ol’ fashioned “back nine” pickup. ABC announced Friday that it had given a full-season order to “Dirty Sexy Money,” the quirky drama about […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content