ABC has 'Dirty' on its mind


ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" is the latest freshman series to receive an order for additional scripts in the face of a potential writers strike.

"Dirty" has done OK but not great in the 10 p.m. Wednesday slot, ranking No. 2 despite having the strongest demo lead-in in "Private Practice."

The primetime soap starring Peter Krause and Donald Sutherland joins ABC's rookie comedies "Carpoolers," which also has received a three-script order, and "Samantha Who?" which received a six-script order.

ABC has handed out full-season pickups to two new dramas: "Practice" and "Pushing Daisies." There has been no movement on the Neanderthal comedy "Cavemen."