Wright-Penned "Dirty Sexy Money," with Clayburgh and Sutherland, Picked Up by ABC

News   Wright-Penned "Dirty Sexy Money," with Clayburgh and Sutherland, Picked Up by ABC
The new ABC drama "Dirty Sexy Money," created by playwright Craig Wright, has been picked up for a full season by the network.

The additional nine episodes to be added to the 13 previously ordered by ABC will bring the total to 22 episodes. The show is still in production on scripts that were penned prior to the writers' strike.

Stage veterans Jill Clayburgh and Donald Sutherland join Peter Krause in the new series from ABC-TV and Berlanti Television. Greg Berlanti, Melissa Berman, Bryan Singer and Craig Wright serve as executive producers.

In "Dirty Sexy Money," Krause plays an idealistic lawyer who must represent the wealthy and colorful New York Darling family (led by Sutherland and Clayburgh as patriarch and matriarch).

Clayburgh ("Running With Scissors") returned to the stage recently with a healthy roster of roles in Broadway's A Naked Girl on the Appian Way and Barefoot in the Park as well as Off-Broadway's The Busy World is Hushed and The Clean House. Sutherland — a recent ABC player on "Commander in Chief" — has played Off-Broadway in Jon Robin Baitz's Ten Unknowns and on Broadway in Lolita. Krause — of TV's "Six Feet Under" and "Sports Night" fame — made his Broadway debut in After the Fall.

Also featured in the cast of "Dirty Sexy Money" are Glenn Fitzgerald (Lobby Hero), Natalie Zea, Samaire Armstrong, Seth Gabel, William Baldwin and Zoe McLellan. Playwright Wright's stage works include Recent Tragic Events, Orange Flower Water, Melissa Arctic, The Pavilion, Grace, Lady and Main Street. He has previously written for TV's "Lost," "Six Feet Under" and the current Jon Robin Baitz-created ABC show "Brothers & Sisters."

For more information visit ABC.com.

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