Dirt is an American television drama series created by Matthew Carnahan which stars Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow.
The series aired in the USA on FX from 2 January, 2007 to 13 April, 2008. There are 20 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
The series originally aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel from 27 June, 2007 to 20 August, 2008. It later aired on DStv's GO channel and on TopTV's Top One channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 originally aired on M-Net Series from 9 July to 20 August, 2008, on Wednesdays at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 2 premiered on Top One on Tuesday 30 August 2011, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are seven episodes in the second season, which was shortened due to the 2007/8 WGA strike.
M-Net Series Repeats
Thursdays: 03h00, 09h00, 15h00
Dirt is a drama series that chronicles the life of Lucy Spiller, the ruthless, powerful editor-in-chief of the celebrity tabloid magazines Dirt and Now which get amalugumated into one tabloid called DirtNow.
A genius at the art of manipulation, Lucy possesses a maniacal dedication to exposing the truth about Hollywood's luminaries, for reasons even she has yet to fully fathom.
As steadfast photographer Don Konkey constantly provides exclusive, shocking pictures of the rich and famous for Lucy's magazines, the glossy, perfect veneer created by Hollywood is shattered - and available on newsstands every week.
Dirt exposes the truth behind the façade of show business image making, and reveals the lives of those determined to do so, despite often tragic results.
The second season of Dirt continues where the first season left off: Lucy lays bleeding and unconscious after a brutal, in-home attack at the hands of actress Julia Mallory, whose career was destroyed by Dirt Now.
Don Konkey struggles to overcome his schizophrenia through medication as he is shattered by Lucy's assault.
Holt McLaren ascends to A-list stardom and has left Julia.
Willa McPherson has ended her affair with Dirt Now publisher Brent Barrow and is no longer the naïve, neophyte reporter on Lucy's staff.
Editor-in-chief of the glossy DirtNow. Powerful, intelligent and ruthless, Lucy’s life is her work.
When it comes to uncovering the truth behind the celebrity faces, Lucy knows no limits. Her personal circle includes a schizophrenic photographer, Don, and her younger brother, Leo.
Lucy will come to learn that the truth is never black and white and that every action has a consequence.
Leo Spiller is Lucy's promiscuous younger brother. If Lucy is all head, Leo is all heart.
Lucy and Leo’s close bond enables them to deal with their distant, difficult mother. After Leo’s private life intersects with Lucy’s magazine, the siblings are forced to re-examine their relationship.
Julia Mallory is a beloved A-list movie and television star. Following tragic news and a horrific accident, Julia’s formerly recreational drug habit spins out of control.
Through the series Julia struggles to regain her place in Hollywood and maintain her relationship with her boyfriend, Holt McLaren.
Holt McLaren is a struggling actor stuck in the shadow of his successful girlfriend, Julia Mallory, and on the B list - until he meets Don and Lucy. Holt trades whatever he can for a place on the A-list.
Brent Barrow is the publisher of Dirt and Now magazines. As the business overseer for both publications, Brent is frequently at odds with Lucy.
Despite their fractious relationship, Brent relies on Lucy’s exclusives to bring in hot advertisers.
Willa is a reporter for the Dirt and Now who'll go to extremest lengths to get a scoopy story that pleases Lucy.
In between chasing the dirt she's involved in a non-commitment romantic relationship with Brent Barrow.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 27 Jun 2007 | Finale: 19 Sep 2007 | Wednesdays, 21h00
Channel: GO | Premiere: 4 Dec 2007 | Finale: 26 Feb 2008 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 4 May 2010 | Finale: 27 Jul 2010 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 2 (7 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 9 Jul 2008 | Finale: 20 Aug 2008 | Wednesdays, 21h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 30 Aug 2011 | Finale: 11 Oct 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h00