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'Money' man re-ups at ABC Studios

Matthew Gross has inked a new three-year overall deal with ABC Studios.

Under the seven-figure pact, the non-writing producer will continue to oversee day-to-day production on "Dirty Sexy Money," the studio's drama series for ABC that's returning for a second season in the fall.

Gross, who serves as an executive producer on "Dirty," called it "an ambitious and challenging show, yet one of the most gratifying experiences of my career."

The family soap, created by Craig Wright, centers on the uber-rich Darling clan and stars Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, Billy Baldwin, Jill Clayburgh, Blair Underwood and Lucy Liu.

"He makes the impossible possible on a daily basis -- and he does it with an amazing work ethic and bright attitude," "Dirty" executive producer Greg Berlanti said.

Gross, former president of Kopelson Entertainment, heads his own film and TV production company, Gross Entertainment, which has been based at ABC Studios for the past five years. He previously served as exec producer on another ABC/ABC Studios drama, "Day Break," as well as on several ABC Studios-produced pilots, including "Twenty Questions" and "Neighbors."

On the feature side, Gross is in postproduction on "Fired Up!" for Screen Gems.
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McDermott, Cattrall join ABC pilots

McDermott, Cattrall join ABC pilots
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McDermott, Cattrall join ABC pilots

McDermott, Cattrall join ABC pilots
Dylan McDermott has joined ABC's drama pilot A House Divided, Kim Cattrall has been tapped to star in ABC's comedy pilot Him and Us, and Wendie Malick has come on board another ABC comedy pilot, A Day in the Life. Additionally, Denise Richards has joined ABC's drama pilot Secrets of a Small Town, Julie Warner has come on board ABC's one-hour pilot Women in Law, Lizzy Caplan has landed a role in CBS' comedy series The Class, John Heard has come on board ABC's drama pilot Twenty Questions, Vanessa Ferlito has been cast in ABC's drama pilot Drift, Annie Potts has joined Fox's comedy pilot Julie Reno, Bounty Hunter, and Todd Stashwick has been added to NBC's comedy pilot Community Service. A House Divided, from Touchstone TV, explores the conflict between a Midwest farming community and the U.S. government.

Bradford fields ABC's 'Questions'

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Polo climbs aboard CBS' 'Jungle'

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