"Dirty Sexy Money" to Move to ABC Thursdays?
ABC will unveil its new fall schedule next Tuesday at the crucial Upfronts event in New York City. According to "Dirty Sexy Money" star William Baldwin, who plays an Attorney General with a weakness for a transsexual woman, we may already know what the network's plans for Thursday night are.
Baldwin said to Kristin Veitch of E! Online earlier this week that ABC will be giving the weekly drama about the super-rich Darling family a major relaunch next season, moving it from Wednesday nights at 10:00pm to Thursdays.
Since I assume "Grey's Anatomy" will remain in its blockbuster timeslot at 9:00pm, if what Mr.Baldwin says is true or if ABC doesn't change its mind, "Dirty Sexy Money" may get the plum Thursday at 10:00pm timeslot next season leading out of "Grey's."
Being a huge fan of the sudser, I welcome the news. I have actually been saying since the show premiered last September ABC would have been better off had they originally given DSM the coveted timeslot.
Instead, they opted for the lackluster CEO drama "Big Shots" and we all know the sad ending to that.
Although all shows that aired in the timeslot since "Grey's Anatomy" moved to Thursdays in 2006 ("Six Degrees," "Men In Trees," "October Road," "Big Shots") ended up losing a great deal of their lead-in audience and ultimately being canceled I certainly hope the curse won't extend to "Dirty Sexy Money."
"Dirty Sexy Money" averaged 8-9 million viewers on Wednedsay nights last fall, leading out of "Private Practice's" 11 million. Will those some of the 15-17 million people who watch "Grey's Anatomy" help DSM cross the 10 million mark this fall?
William Baldwin also said ABC will air 15 episodes of the drama non-stop through Christmas giving the show enough time to rebuild momentum.
The studio may re-edit the 3 unaired episodes into the first 2 episodes of the season, and then add additional 13 that have already begun filming in Los Angeles.
Since Kristin Veitch has been wrong on several occasions in the past, we may need to wait till Tuesday afternoon to find out if this rumor is true or not.