ABC extends 'Dirty,' deals for Davidovich

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Freshman ABC drama "Dirty Sexy Money" has received a full-season pickup and has tapped Lolita Davidovich as a recurring, playing a potential love interest for Tripp Darling (Donald Sutherland).

On the ABC Studios-produced freshman drama, Davidovich will play Flavia Carazzi, an elegant, sexy administrator at a New York children's hospital who crosses paths with Nick (Peter Krause) and Tripp.

Davidovich will begin filming right away. "Dirty" is expected to shoot a couple more episodes with scripts banked from before the writers strike.

Davidovich, who also recurs on Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick's critically praised Web series "Quarterlife," now picked up by NBC, is repped by Fortitude and managed by Sanders/Armstrong.

"Dirty" is the fourth rookie ABC series to get a back-nine order and the first on any network to get a pickup since the start of the writers walkout.

ABC launched the strongest slate of series this fall, including the top new drama "Private Practice," the top new comedy "Samantha Who?" and the best-reviewed new series "Pushing Daisies," all previously picked up for a full season.

The network's success is overshadowed by the potential effect a long strike can have on its promising newcomers. A disruption in the run of those series just as they are gaining momentum could be damaging.

"Dirty" is executive produced by creator Craig Wright, Greg Berlanti, Josh Reims, Matthew Gross and Bryan Singer.
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