Lucy Liu Runs Away from 'Mafia' to Get 'Dirty Sexy Money'
Lucy Liu Runs Away from 'Mafia' to Get 'Dirty Sexy Money'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The future of ABC's Cashmere Mafia remains to be gloomy due to its low ratings which strongly hint on an unlikely renewal next season.  Regardless of the show's fate, one cast member is expected to linger on the network's circuit. Lucy Liu, who plays publisher Mia Mason on the Sex and the City inspired series, is now in negotiations for a role in the upcoming second season of Dirty Sexy Money.

If all goes well, Liu would become a regular on the drama series, which stars Peter Krause as the attorney for a filthy-rich family in New York.  She would also be working alongside Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald, Blair Underwood, Seth Gabel, Zoe McLellan, and Jill Clayburgh.

Liu's arrival on Dirty Sexy Money comes on the heels of the exit of one of the show's cast members.  As reported previously, Samaire Armstrong, who plays the spoiled twin Juliet Darling, is not returning full time for the second season since her contract was not picked up by the network. She will, however, guest star periodically.

Dirty Sexy Money is expected to be Liu's second priority to Cashmere Mafia, should the latter series return for another run.  Those prospects look fairly dim, though.  Cashmere Mafia has averaged 6.7 million viewers per episode during its brief run in January and February, with only 6.1 million in its regular timeslot.

On the other hand, Dirty Sexy Money is one of three new ABC shows, along with Pushing Daisies and Private Practice, which received second-season pickups during the writers' strike.  The network is planning to re-launch all of them in the fall.

Lucy Liu, who recently made a guest appearance on Ugly Betty, is also known for her roles in in Kill Bill and the Charlie's Angels films, as well as the television series Ally McBeal.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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