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'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was an American television serial broadcast on the {{Creator/FX}} network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Creator/CourteneyCox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine ''[=DirtNow=]''. A 13-episode second and final season was announced on May 8, 2007. Only seven episodes were produced before the 2007 WGA strike shut down production. The shortened second season began airing on March 2, 2008.[1] The show was created by Creator/MatthewCarnahan and produced by Creator/CoquetteProductions and Creator/ABCStudios. On June 8, 2008, FX canceled the series after two seasons

Lucy Spiller is the dual editor-in-chief of the respectable tabloids ''Dirt'' and ''Now Magazine'' who deals with office politics and romantic woes as she unveils the secrets of Hollywood's rich and famous.

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'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was an American television serial broadcast on the {{Creator/FX}} network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Creator/CourteneyCox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine ''[=DirtNow=]''. A 13-episode second and final season was announced on May 8, 2007. Only seven episodes were produced before the 2007 WGA strike shut down production. The shortened second season began airing on March 2, 2008.[1] The show was created by Creator/MatthewCarnahan and produced by Creator/CoquetteProductions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coquette_Productions Coquette Productions]] and Creator/ABCStudios.[[{{Creator/ABC}} ABC Studios]]. On June 8, 2008, FX canceled the series after two seasons

Lucy Spiller is the dual editor-in-chief of the respectable tabloids ''Dirt'' and ''Now Magazine'' who deals Magazine'', a ruthless but professional woman with office politics and romantic woes little to no regard for the fallout as she unveils exposes the secrets gritty underbelly of Hollywood's rich and famous.
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'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was an American television serial broadcast on the {{Creator/FX}} network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Creator/CourteneyCox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow. A 13-episode second and final season was announced on May 8, 2007. Only seven episodes were produced before the 2007 WGA strike shut down production. The shortened second season began airing on March 2, 2008.[1] The show was created by Creator/MatthewCarnahan and produced by Creator/CoquetteProductions and Creator/ABCStudios. On June 8, 2008, FX canceled the series after two seasons

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'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was an American television serial broadcast on the {{Creator/FX}} network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Creator/CourteneyCox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow.''[=DirtNow=]''. A 13-episode second and final season was announced on May 8, 2007. Only seven episodes were produced before the 2007 WGA strike shut down production. The shortened second season began airing on March 2, 2008.[1] The show was created by Creator/MatthewCarnahan and produced by Creator/CoquetteProductions and Creator/ABCStudios. On June 8, 2008, FX canceled the series after two seasons


The series ran for a season and a half on FX Network; season one consisted of 13 episodes, whilst season two only had 7, due to the writers' strike.

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The series ran for a season Lucy Spiller is the dual editor-in-chief of the respectable tabloids ''Dirt'' and a half on FX Network; season one consisted of 13 episodes, whilst season two only had 7, due to ''Now Magazine'' who deals with office politics and romantic woes as she unveils the writers' strike.
secrets of Hollywood's rich and famous.


'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was a serial drama about a fictional Hollywood "glossy tabloid" magazine called Dirt Now. Airing weekly, each episode told the story of how the cover for the latest edition came to be, and how it affects the lives of the journalists who wrote them and the celebrities they're about.

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'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was a an American television serial drama about a fictional Hollywood broadcast on the {{Creator/FX}} network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Creator/CourteneyCox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine called Dirt Now. Airing weekly, each episode told DirtNow. A 13-episode second and final season was announced on May 8, 2007. Only seven episodes were produced before the story of how 2007 WGA strike shut down production. The shortened second season began airing on March 2, 2008.[1] The show was created by Creator/MatthewCarnahan and produced by Creator/CoquetteProductions and Creator/ABCStudios. On June 8, 2008, FX canceled the cover for the latest edition came to be, and how it affects the lives of the journalists who wrote them and the celebrities they're about.
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-> "Our readers want to know when people ''actually'' screw up, and that they ''actually'' sleep with hookers, and then lie. So, no friend-of-a-friend -- that's gossip. Gossip lands you in court. What we need is the truth, preferably with photos."

'''''D!rt''''' (also spelled '''''d!rt''''') was a serial drama about a fictional Hollywood "glossy tabloid" magazine called Dirt Now. Airing weekly, each episode told the story of how the cover for the latest edition came to be, and how it affects the lives of the journalists who wrote them and the celebrities they're about.

The series ran for a season and a half on FX Network; season one consisted of 13 episodes, whilst season two only had 7, due to the writers' strike.

'''Main characters:'''
* '''Lucy Spiller''' (Courteney Cox), editor-in-chief. Cutthroat, demanding, and pushes her crew to their very limits. Somewhat understandable, as she is constantly on the verge of being fired for going over budget. Not particularly concerned about how her articles affect other people's lives.
* '''Don Konkey''' (Ian Hart), freelance photographer (read: paparazzi), childhood friend of Lucy and pretty much the only person she trusts unconditionally. He struggles with manageable schizophrenia and has some serious mother issues, but he's still one of the very best photographers in the city.
* '''Willa [=McPherson=]''' (Alex Breckenridge), a young reporter for Dirt Now. At the beginning of the show she's a bit naive, but very ambitious and devoted. She greatly admires Lucy and by mid-season learns to be just as cunning and manipulative as her.
* '''Brent Barrow''' (Jeffrey Nordling), Dirt Now's publisher. Constantly at odds with Lucy, mostly for budget-related issues, but also when one of Lucy's articles gets him into serious trouble with a rapper. Has an affair with Willa in season one, until she grows a spine and dumps him.
* '''Holt [=McLaren=]''' (Josh Stewart), has-been actor who turns to Lucy for help to revive his career. They end up having an affair, despite Holt living together with his girlfriend, the actress Julia Mallory.

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* ActorAllusion: In the first season finale, Lucy gets a visit from an old friend, played by who else but [[Series/{{Friends}} Jennifer Aniston]].
%%* BeleagueredAssistant: Kenny.
%%* ChekhovsGun: The sex tape.
* CodeSilver: "Not Your Father's Hostage Situation"
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the series, Lucy has a reputation of being evil incarnate. However, she holds journalistic integrity above all else; she's only interested in the truth, not gossip (no matter how big it may be), and she always protects her sources.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Lucy battles this in-universe.
* TheGwenStacy: Kenny in "Not Your Father's Hostage Situation". Sammy shoots him just to remind everyone to take him seriously.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Don's recaps at the beginning of each episode. He's either talking to the audience, or just hallucinating.
%%* LonelyAtTheTop: Lucy.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Lucy.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: All the celebrities involved in the plot are fictional (except for a brief cameo in episode one by David Fincher). Real-life celebs are alluded to, or mentioned only by their first name (Britney, Paris, etc).
* SeriousBusiness: Tabloids, of course.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Very much on the cynical end.
* StoryArc: The first season is driven by Julia's downfall, and the cryptic suicide note left behind by Lucy's father when she was fifteen.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: Willa.
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%%* UnresolvedSexualTension: Lucy and Brent by the bucketload.

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