"Dirty Sexy Money" Creator Pessimistic
This writers' strike nonsense is now becoming really, really irritating. I have just read the creator of ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" said to "The Chicago Tribune" he is pessimistic about his show's future and the just filmed 10th, Christmas episode of the series ("The Nutcracker") may be its last.
Wright, who along with executive producer Greg Berlanti supports the strike, goes even further in his eulogy and says he will miss working with the cast which includes Jill Clayburgh and Donald Sutherland as the Darling family matriarch and patriarch.
Wright said he had envisioned a midseason point at which Nick George (Peter Krause) would go to bed in a lavish new apartment, bought with a small sliver of the Darlings’ seemingly limitless fortune.
Despite the beauty of his surroundings, the lawyer would find rest hard to come by questioning whether he has lost the original purpose of his lucrative job to find the murderer of his father.
If the strike drags on however there would be no midseason point. Production on the show's 11th episode is still scheduled to begin on Thursday - scripts through episode 13 have been completed.
"Dirty Sexy Money" hasn't been a blazing hit nor an outright failure and as a prime-time soap opera may require time to grow.
Should ABC decide there is no future in the series, and that decision could come any day now, the studio may decide not to even produce all 13 episodes that have been written and end the show with episode 10 or 11.
For the time being, "Dirty Sexy Money" is preempted tonight for Country Music Awards and returns with episode 7, Karen's wedding episode, next Wednesday, November 14. Episodes 8 and 9 are scheduled for November 21 and 28, respectively.
If all 13 episodes are filmed the show could stay on air through the end of January. But, if the ratings slide and there is no resolution to the strike, "Dirty Sexy Money" will soon be gone for good.