Dirty Sexy Money joins its Wednesday ABC partner, Pushing Daisies in the Cancellation Danger Zone, so check out the status of DSM, why you should watch if you're not, and how you can help if you're a fan!
Current Status for Dirty Sexy Money
We've reported that there's hope for our beloved Pushing Daisies, which is still true, but it all depends on your source. So tvbythenumbers.com tells us in their latest report that the way it seems to be leaning is that another fantastic ABC sophomore show, Eli Stone, will be safe, while Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money will not be, with tvbythenumbers.com's predicting cancellation for DSM by January. Right now, new episodes are planned to air through early December.
Since unlike Pushing Daisies, there are not other reports of more hope for DSM, it's looking like the lean towards cancellation is the current status we have to fully believe for now.
As for comparing it to last season when it did do well enough to get renewed, viewership actually dropped throughout Season 1, starting with 10.44m viewers for the Season 1 pilot, but only 6.91 for the finale. This season's premiere got 7.15m, then it's dropped to between 5 and 6m in the following episodes (Wikipedia.org).
Why Should You Watch
So non-fans, you're probably wondering why you care to watch a rich family be spoiled brats while you're sitting home jobless because of the awful economy? Well, that's a good point. But the fact is, the Darlings are so filthy rich and lousy with drama, that they'll actually help you forget the economy troubles, and be thrilled you now have the free time to catch up on their juicy drama.
The show focuses on an upstanding moral and normal character, Nick George, so that also helps keep the rich Darlings at arm's length as viewers get to sympathize most with what Nick is going through dealing with the ridiculousness of the family, yet also his desires to use their money that they pay him in salary and in bonus for his side projects, to do good for those he couldn't afford to do so by just operating his own firm.
But while we get to relate to Nick, we also get to peek into the lives of the filthy rich, and also, though it's a typical storyline, see the pains and stiff they endure in their personal lives since, gasp, money doesn't solve all problems.
I enjoy all the Darlings, but the romantic triangle introduced and continued of Karen Darling, Nick, and his wife is ever intriguing, the unique dramas of a Baldwin brother in the cast as brother Patrick Darling are fascinating, and most fascinating of all are the secrets those like brother Reverend Brian Darling bring into the mix, not to mention the constant drama of Papa Darling, Trip's, manipulations of others, including his loved ones.
Save Dirty Sexy Money
*Watch it! Tune in Wednesdays at 10PM on ABC to help out those ratings!
*Write a letter to ABC
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Burbank, CA 91521-4551
While it doesn't look like DSM fans have found something in particular to mail ABC to petition for renewal like Daisies fans have been doing by sending flowers and seed packets, you can still write a letter to get that personal touch, or you can come up with something to send and maybe we can get it to catch on!
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