FX (ended 2008)
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  • Courteney Cox stars in this new drama from FX, and also acts as an executive producer. The series follows the exploits of Lucy Spiller, an executive editor at two tabloid magazines. Lucy possesses the power to manipulate the lives of celebrities through the articles she prints in the magazine.13 episodes were produced for the first season, and 7 for the second season. Dirt is co-produced by FX, Touchstone Television, and Coquette.moreless

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  • S 2 : Ep 7

    In Lieu of Flowers...

    Aired 4/13/08

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    And the Winner Is...

    Aired 4/6/08

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    What Is This Thing Called...

    Aired 3/30/08

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Ties That (Don't) Bind

    Aired 3/23/08

  • S 2 : Ep 3

    God Bless the Child

    Aired 3/16/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Courteney Cox

    Lucy Spiller

  • Ian Hart

    Don Konkey

  • Jeffrey Nordling

    Brent Barrow (Season 1; Recurring Otherwise)

  • Alex Breckenridge

    Willa McPherson

  • Laura Allen

    Julia Mallory (Season 1; Recurring Otherwise)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (134)

    • Harvey: I wouldn't do that if I were you. Lucy: What's that Harvey? Harvey: No woman should leave their drink unattended in these troubled times. Most of all you.

    • Lucy: You know why I'm not afraid? Harvey: Hmm... Lucy: Because you and all of your Hollywood pals read my magazines and sickly love them and you know every word is true. And as much as you all hate to admit it, you need me. (she sips from her glass) Harvey: You're amazing.

    • Harvey Stone: (to Lucy) Do you have any idea how many of these people would like to see you laying on the ground begging for somebody to call 911.

    • Don: (to Holt) Maybe you could give me a little piece of gossip... or a big one. You know, so I can help you get your career out of the toilet.

    • Holt: I'm an actor, that's all I've ever wanted to do. Lucy: No! You wanted to be famous. There's a big difference.

    • Lucy: (to Holt) I didn't want to have to show you this but.. there's nothing more convincing than homemade porn.

    • Lucy: (to Brent, her boss) Uh... she's like 23. She's way too old for you.

    • Lucy: I need a shot of Kira Klay, for the Dirt cover. Don: She's dead. Lucy: I know Don.

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    Notes (65)

    • Courteney Cox Arquette feels embarrassed by her periodic sex scene on the show. During filming of this scene, she orders co-executive producer and husband David Arquette off the set.

    • International Airdates: Norway: September 3, 2007 on FEM. Sweden: January 8, 2008 on TV400 The Netherlands: January 1, 2008 on Net 5. United States: January 2, 2007 on FX network. Latin America: March 16, 2008 on People and Arts Greece: October 17, 2008 on ANT1 Middle East: April 18, 2009 on Fox Series

    • Music: Debby Holiday sings the theme song called 'Dig Deep'. Episode: You're all I need by LeMans, Danger by Dark Horse Project, What you see by Post Stardom Depression, Nowhere fast by Transientworld, In this Kiss by Am and the UV, Sous marine by San Drine, A chinese actor by Califone, Bird that sings by Seedy Gonzales.

    • Courteney Cox and her husband, David Arquette, are credited as executive producers of Dirt.

    • In a behind the scenes video provided by FX, Courteney Cox claimed that she wasn't going to work on television anymore, but after reading the pilot for "Dirt", she loved it, and felt the need to do the show.

    • Laura Allen (who plays Julia Mallory) was once a series regular on the USA show "The 4400", but left the show to secure her role on "Dirt."

    • International Airdates: Sweden: January 15, 2008 on TV400 The Netherlands: January 1, 2008 on Net 5 Latin America: March 23, 2008 on People & Arts

    • Music: Five four by This Side of North, Welcome to the end by Celldweller, Voodoo baby by Hypnogaja, Blue by Shrift, Follow by Lenka.

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    Trivia (23)

    • Debby Holiday sings the theme song, it's called "Dig Deep".

    • As Holt takes off his shirt the Virescit Vulnere Virtus "tattoo" is clearly seen as 3 seperate lines of text. A couple of seconds later, when he lays his shirt down and is dragging Julia out, the tattoo looks more like a set of scrolls around a pole with a line of text below it. A second later after the camera cuts to the woman bystander leaving her car & then cuts back to Holt it reverts back to the 3 line Virescit Vulnere Virtus "tattoo."

    • Although Dirt is set in Los Angeles, Prince Tyreese doesn't play for the Lakers or the Clippers. Instead he plays for the the Los Angeles Rock.

    • Holt McLaren has a tattoo on his right arm that says "Virescit Vulnere Virtus", which is Latin for "Courage grows strong at the wound."

    • Don took the photos on a digital camera, but he was processing them in a dark room and chemically printing them.

    • The set used during the filming of Julia's sitcom is actually the set used on ABC's According to Jim.

    • Goof: Lucy's mother tells her she's getting married the day after tomorrow. When Lucy gets back to the office that same day, her assistant writes that the wedding is February 20., since today is February 19. However, if the wedding is day after tomorrow it should be February 21, not 20.

    • Tweetie McDaniel smashes Prince Tyreese's (Rick Fox's character) knees with a metal pipe after discovering that the basketball player told to Dirt Now that he killed Aundre G. In a few episodes of season 4 of CW's show "One Tree Hill", Rick Fox played the character of Daunte, a gambler with a passion for blackmail. In exchange for money, Daunte asks Nathan Scott (one of the leading characters of the show, a high school basketball player) to cheat on some basketball match. In the episode "Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye", when he asks Nathan to lose the State Championship and he refuses, Daunte threatens him to break one of his knees with a metal pipe.

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    Allusions (17)

    • The title of this episode, "What to Expect When You're Expecting," refers to the best-selling novel with the same name written by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, and Sandee E. Hathaway.

    • When the lawyer leaves the room, we see that the magazine issue, in which Jack Dawson is revealed to be a homosexual, is titled "You Don't Know Jack" which is also the name of the previous episode.

    • Lucy: I don't like dancing in the dark. In real life, Courteney Cox was featured in Bruce Springteen's music video "Dancing in the Dark", directed by Brian de Palma.

    • Sammy, a has-been who is believed to have stalked Lucy before he took the entire staff hostage is supposed to look like the famous serial killer, Charles Manson.

    • Johnny Gage: (laughing hysterically after Kenny is shot) Oh god, he killed Kenny! This is the famous catch phrase from the cartoon South Park, said each time regular character Kenny was killed in some bizzare manner.

    • The two girls portrayed in the beginning of this episode is obviously an allusion to Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

    • Don: Patience, persistence, point of view. Three P's, like the three R's, but they're P's. The three R's is the motto for conservation, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This could also be an allusion to the three 'R's of education: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. They are known as 'the three 'Rs' not due to the spellings of each word (obviously), but because each word has a strong 'R' sound at the beginning.

    • Lucy: Okay, this is our cover, fly my little monkeys. This is an allusion to The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch (Lucy) and her minions, the flying monkeys' (the reporters).

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  • Fan Reviews (118)
  • Was really bored. Looked on tv gift. Shabang!!

    By louisacurrie2, Apr 26, 2013

  • Wonderful.Sucks it got canceled.

    By gracielove, Nov 07, 2012

  • closing song name s1 e3

    By GarthHolder, Aug 10, 2012

  • OMG. I should have know it was cancelled. I didn't. AT least put it in syndication. Or send out you MOST LOYAL fans free autographed DVDs of the show. COME ON!!!!!

    By queenb8261, Feb 23, 2009

  • Here it is I have been bad mouthing the ABC executives for making dim-witted decisions regarding cancelling good shows, and now I see the executives at FX are following the same path.

    By jeankara2582, Feb 17, 2009