"Dirty Sexy Money": Second Season?
The remaining 3 pre-strike episodes of "Dirty Sexy Money" will air as part of a second season, launching in September 2008. The show (and a number of other promising freshman shows) would however initially be renewed for only 13 episodes, reports TV Guide.
Under normal circumstances, TV shows get a 13 episode order. If they do well in the ratings, the networks order the "back 9 episodes" increasing the episode total to standard 22.
If the show is then renewed for another season, the networks immediately order a full second season of 22 episodes. Because of the writers' strike that will not be the case for many new shows that launched last fall.
Although the strike is yet to be called off and decisions on the future of freshman shows are yet to be made, insiders say those shows that got a full season 1 order last fall (say "Pushing Daisies") will initially return for only 13 new episodes in their second season.
That means, the fans of these shows will have to go through the same type of "do we get a full season or not" uncertainty all over again.
The final all-new episode of "Dirty Sexy Money" aired on December 5. That means by the time the show is relaunched in September 2008, it will have been off air for over 9 months.
That is providing the actors union (SAG) doesn't call a strike of their own come summer and postpone the beginning of the next TV season.