Dirty Sexy Money

10:30pm Monday, February 7 on TV2

Returning to TV2 for a second season, critically-acclaimed Dirty Sexy Money continues to find the absurdly wealthy Darling family of New York City mixed up with the wrong people and embroiled in some bad situations. Fortunately for the preeminent family, idealistic lawyer Nick George (Peter Krause) takes care of their legal needs, which often run into shady territory.

The mysterious and still unsolved death of Nick’s father – who had been the Darling’s trusted consigliere since Nick was a child – contributed to Nick’s initial reluctance to follow in his father’s footsteps. Now Nick finds himself on a constant and challenging quest to keep the Darling name scandal-free and, in the process, learns that he is connected to the Darling family in ways he’d never imagined.

In tonight’s Dirty Sexy Money, acclaimed actor Blair Underwood joins the series as mysterious billionaire Simon Elder.

Nick finally has a meeting with Tripp’s nemesis, Simon Elder, in an attempt to gain insight into what may have happened to his father, Dutch. He finds that not only do he and Simon have a lot in common in terms of charity, but also that Simon know a lot of things about Dutch that Nick never knew. As he find out more and more information about his father’s dealings, the answers Nick is looking for regarding the plane crash seem further away than ever.
Peter Krause, who plays Nick, talks about how the episode introduces the rivalry that must be at the heart of the mystery surrounding Dutch’s death. He says; “he [Nick] gets caught up in the middle of Tripp Darling and Simon Elder, these two billionaires, one of who, not sure which one, may have killed his father.” Krause was drawn to the series from the very first script. He explains; “I like Craig’s writing first of all. I liked his writing a lot on Six Feet Under. But I also like the world he created here, this exploration of wealth.”

Underwood has become a part of the story at a later stage than the rest of the core cast, and likewise his character has put a spanner in the works in terms of the trust Nick so far has in Tripp – whom he believes loved his father. Underwood says; “I had just seen the Dirty Sexy Money pilot and loved it, and I was ready for something fun. I didn’t arrive until the fifth episode so the whole cast looked at me like, ‘who is this guy?'” Underwood has had a wealth of experience in many varied and successful TV series, including; LA Law, Sex And The City, LAX, and New Adventures of Old Christine.

Also in tonight’s episode, as Nick deals with the serious business of his father’s death, he is distracted by the Darling twins, Juliet and Jeremy, who are feuding over Jeremy’s affair with Juliet’s rival, Natalie Kimpton (Tamara Feldman). He suggests they each throw separate birthday parties for themselves – introducing even more severe sibling rivalry.

The twins insist they each have $1 million dollars from their father for their budget – which leads Nick to a disagreement with Tripp regarding his parenting. Nick thinks they should learn restraint, but Tripp’s unwillingness to force them to be responsible brings to light his lack of certainty as a father.

Blair Underwood arrives on Dirty Sexy Money this Wednesday 27 February at 9.30pm on TV2.

Dirty Sexy Money
Wednesday 6 February, 8.30pm

TV2’s new saucy and star-studded drama series, Dirty Sexy Money, proves that power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail.

The Darling family of New York City are so absurdly wealthy they put the ‘upper’ in Upper East Side. This pre-eminent family are always getting mixed up with the wrong people and finding themselves in the middle of bad situations. It’ll take a miracle to take care of the legal – and sometimes illegal – needs of the Darlings.
That miracle comes in the form of Nick George, a lawyer with a mystery to solve…

As a boy, Nick George (Peter Krause; Six Feet Under, Sports Night) watched his father surrender his freedom and family as the Darling family’s trusted consigliore. Nick was always second to the overpowering Darling’s. Burned by his own boyhood encounters with them, he vowed never to follow in his father’s footsteps. The idealistic Nick did a 180-degree turn and became a lawyer for the disadvantaged.

Now, after the sudden death of Nick’s father, family patriarch Tripp Darling (Donald Sutherland) offers Nick the opportunity to inherit the responsibility of protecting the Darlings’ secrets. The job, with an ungodly salary, will allow Nick the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder. But he discovers all too soon that his new position requires him to be an all-around problem fixer, hand-holder, therapist and public relations expert.

The powerful and persuasive Tripp Darling and his beautiful, graceful wife, Letitia (Jill Clayburgh) own vineyards and homes around the world. While they symbolise the charm and all-Americanism of old money, they also embody scandal and have spawned five very troubled children.

The Darling children are; William Baldwin as oldest son Patrick, a potential US Senator hiding a trans-gender girlfriend; Natalie Zea as Karen, who runs the family foundation and is about to marry for the third time; Glenn Fitzgerald as Brian, an Episcopal priest with an illegitimate son; plus Samaire Armstrong and Seth Gabel as Juliet and Jeremy – reckless, 20-something, socialite twins.

As Nick handles the whirlwind goings-on of the Darlings, his sensible wife Lisa (Zoe McLellan) is a patient partner in parenting their young daughter. She gets a kick out of the Darlings’ lavish parties, but starts to get the sense that Nick is drifting away from her, specifically in the direction of the alluring Karen Darling.

The money Nick earns from the family allows him the freedom to do some good for society. But as he finds himself racing to plead with cops, hush the tabloids and furiously trying to wipe the mud off the esteemed Darling reputation, Nick wonders if he has gotten the chance of a lifetime – or a life sentence.

Dirty Sexy Money – created by Emmy-nominated Craig Wright (Brothers & Sisters, Lost, Six Feet Under), Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters), and Josh Reims (Felicity, Everwood) – has garnered plenty of acclaim after its US debut. As well as earning a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination for Donald Sutherland, it has been described by the Chicago Tribune as; “everything you could hope for in an evening soap: a stellar cast, lush interiors, catfights, affairs, parties and jewels.”

TV2’s Dirty Sexy Money launches with a sensational two-hour premiere on Wednesday 6 February at 8.30pm.

ABC has released some sneak previews of its new show Dirty Sexy Money which starts in the US on September 26

The show stars William Baldwin who plays a New York State Attorney General called Patrick Darling, Donald Sutherland plays Tripp Darling and Blair Underwood (!!!) as Simon Elder. Basic concept: sickeningly rich family…and their dodgy affairs.

Actor/producer/director/author Blair Underwood (“Sex and the City”) will join the cast of ABC’s new drama series “Dirty Sexy Money.”

He will make his debut as a series regular later this season in a multiple episode story arc, playing savvy, visionary billionaire Simon Elder, a potential nemesis of the Darling family.

“Dirty Sexy Money” stars Peter Krause as Nick George, Donald Sutherland as Tripp Darling, William Baldwin as Patrick Darling, Natalie Zea as Karen Darling, Glenn Fitzgerald as Rev. Brian Darling, Samaire Armstrong as Juliet Darling, Seth Gabel as Jeremy Darling, Zoe McLellan as Lisa George, with Jill Clayburgh as Letitia Darling.

“Dirty Sexy Money” was created by Emmy-nominated Craig Wright (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Lost,” “Six Feet Under”). Wright, Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Everwood”), Josh Reims (“Felicity,” “Everwood”), Oscar-nominated Matthew Gross (“Day Break”) and Bryan Singer (“House,” “Superman Returns,” “The Usual Suspects”) are executive producers.

The ABC series will premiere in the US on September 26, 2007.

Dirty Sexy Money – a brand new series for US TV network ABC – is in the works and already there’s some hype being generated about it. The show has been described as a cross between Six Feet Under and Dynasty.

The show follows a lawyer, Nick George, who looks after the legal (and dodgy) needs of one of New York’s richest families.