I forgot to mention this major primetime headache when I posted my roundup, Lotsa Trouble Inside Network Fall Skeds — the showrunner musical chairs on ABC’s unwatchable Dirty Sexy Money. First, Josh Reims left last year. Then Dexter‘s Daniel Cerone sealed an overall deal with ABC Studios last fall and joined Dirty Sexy Money as showrunner right after the end of the writers’ strike in February. Then, in June, Cerone’s 3 already-shot episodes for the 2008-2009 season are thrown out (talk about an expensive decision), and he’s replaced by Jon Harmon Feldman (whose Big Shots didn’t last very long on ABC but who worked with Dirty Sexy Money‘s exec producer Greg Berlanti on Dawson’s Creek). As part of the transition, Dirty Sexy Money moves up its hiatus to July for a chance to regroup. So that’s three showrunners in the show’s short lifetime. I would never have brought back the series in the first place: great cast, horrible storyline. ABC’s Anne Sweeney, Steve McPherson, and Mark Pedowitz should have put this dog out of its misery.
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