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Dirt 

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A tabloid editor and her photographer try to make their way in the world of celebrity journalism.

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Matthew Carnahan
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2008   2007  
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Courteney Cox ...  Lucy Spiller 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Ian Hart ...  Don Konkey 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Josh Stewart ...  Holt McLaren 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Alexandra Breckenridge ...  Willa McPherson 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Kyra Oser Kyra Oser ...  Receptionist 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Brent Barrow 16 episodes, 2007-2008
Will McCormack ...  Leo Spiller 15 episodes, 2007-2008
Laura Allen ...  Julia Mallory 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Shauna Stoddart ...  Terry 12 episodes, 2007-2008
Alexi Wasser ...  Naomi 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Johnny Drocco Johnny Drocco ...  Paparazzi / ... 10 episodes, 2007-2008
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A tabloid editor and her photographer try to make their way in the world of celebrity journalism.

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Fame has its price. She's here to collect. See more »

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USA

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English

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2 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Brud See more »

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On the feature documentary Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014), creator Matthew Carnahan reveals that his original pitch of the show didn't had a female lead character. Because FX was looking for shows with women as center characters, Carnahan agreed to rewrite it to create Lucy Spiller and work with Courteney Cox. The creator says this was the first of several concessions he made on the show, and described his relationship with FX's President and General Manager, John Landgraf, as difficult, to the point that he hasn't seen the second season of the show, because it had changed so much. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.7 (2008) See more »

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Great potential but dumb as dirt
3 January 2007 | by pjaldo1See all my reviews

It's a little "jumping the gun" to critique a show on a single pilot episode but, in light of its pretty bad direction I feel that it isn't too late to change course for this show. "Dirt" is FX's new Courtney Cox vehicle (of which she also produces) that follows the seedy underbelly of tabloid journalism in Hollywood. Cox plays a rough and tumble editor of "Drrt" a cheesy tabloid rag. She's conniving, evil and ultimately simplistic and rather one-dimensional. The plot also is filled to the brim with interweaving story lines and a bevy of potentially interesting side characters, such as the schizophrenic paparazzi photographer, the cheating NBA star, the failing actor and his hot unfaithful girlfriend and much more, all of which contributes to the mish-mashed story, that frustrates rather than entertains.

What doesn't help is that the editing of this already distracting show is erratic and frustrating. Also, stylistically the show throws in everything and the kitchen sink: on-screen text-messaging, crazy schizophrenic mind-trips, unnecessary soft-glow lenses and much, much more.

Yet all is not lost. This critique is based solely on the pilot, and the creators of the show, as well as Mrs. Cox herself, have ample opportunity to change course in order to save this prospective hit. This doesn't have to fall into the "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" category of a flailing high concept show with great potential (and, oddly enough, starring another "Friends" alumni). The show can be gritty, cool and bitter all at the same time. Just be careful not to package it with too much glitz and glitter…some of us really want to see dirt.


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