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Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 4:04PM EST
Dirty John premieres to solid ratings
The podcast-based Bravo series, which premiered Sunday, had a combined 3.8 million total viewers across Bravo, USA, E!, Oxygen across all platforms and airings.
Posted Wednesday 11/21/18 at 6:26PM EST
Dirty John doesn't work as a TV show
Bravo's Dirty John, adapted from the Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name, can't be rescued by Connie Britton, whose presence is mystifying, says Judy Berman. "A better TV adaptation might have excavated the story’s ample subtext about romance, faith and the failure of law enforcement to protect women from dangerous partners," she says. "But Bravo’s Dirty John, premiering on Nov. 25, leans into the salaciousness, splitting the difference between soap opera and crime re-enactments in the hysterical style of America’s Most Wanted...It may be a conscious attempt at camp. But the show doesn’t even succeed at that; its incompetence isn’t entertaining."
- Connie Britton and her talented co-stars are wasted here on a warmed-over Lifetime movie masquerading as a prestige TV miniseries
- Doesn't Dirty John want to be more than just a tawdry Oxygen-style true-crime series with a script and an A-list cast?
- Britton and Eric Bana dazzle: Bana pivots from charming to chilling and back again with astonishing ease
- Dirty John might be middlebrow, but it's filling
- Dirty John proves to be just as engrossing if you've already listened to the podcast
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 10:03PM EST
Oxygen orders a Dirty John documentary
Dirty John, The Dirty Truth, premiering in January, will serve as a companion to the scripted Bravo series on "Dirty" John Meehan.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
Bravo releases an extended Dirty John trailer
The new trailer for the podcast-based true-crime drama features Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Julia Garner and Juno Temple.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Here's your first look at Connie Britton and Eric Bana on Bravo's Dirty John
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The true-crime podcast-based drama, premiering later this fall, stars Britton as a lonely businesswoman and mother who falls for dangerous mystery man John whom she meets online.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
Dirty John boss: Our show is relevant in the #MeToo era
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Executive producer Alexandra Cunningham says of the Connie Britton-starring Bravo true-crime anthology based on conman "Dirty" John Meehan: "Obviously in the #MeToo movement, to tell a story about why women don't listen to their intuition and why they can't throw off their conditioning is very relevant. A story about people meeting people on the internet and being conned when we're obviously living in a moment where even internet trolling is showing us that everybody wants to matter — and so somebody who goes on the internet specifically to find people who are trying to feel seen and be special and prey on that, that's not going to stop happening. It's going to keep happening as it's happening now." ALSO: The Walking Dead plays a key role in real-life Dirty John story, but the show won't factor in the Bravo series.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Gilmore Girls alum Keiko Agena joins Bravo's Dirty John
She'll play Connie Britton's co-worker on the Bravo true-crime anthology series.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Bravo's Dirty John adds Kevin Zegers
The Fear the Walking Dead vet will play Connie Britton's nephew on the true-crime anthology series.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Bravo's Dirty John adds Julia Garner and Juno Temple as the daughters of Connie Britton's character
Ozark star Garner and Vinyl alum Temple will play the daughters of Britton's character, who are skeptical of their mom's relationship with John Meehan, played by Eric Bana.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Bravo's Dirty John gets Jean Smart to play Connie Britton's mother
The Emmy-winning actress, who recently appeared on FX's Legion, will play Arlane Hart, mother of Connie Britton’s Debra on the Bravo crime anthology series.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Bravo taps Eric Bana to play Dirty John
Bana will co-star opposite Connie Britton on the anthology series based on the true story of John Meehan, a charismatic, handsome and romantic charmer whose romantic relationships descended into "secrets, denial and manipulation." Bravo gave a two-season order to Dirty John, which is based on a Los Angeles Times investigative series and a true-crime podcast.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 7:27PM EDT
Connie Britton boards Bravo crime anthology series Dirty John
The true-crime anthology series that Bravo gave a two-season order to in January revolves around charismatic con man John Meehan, whose worked was the subject of a Los Angeles Times series and a podcast. Britton, who currently stars on Fox's 9-1-1, will play Debra Newell, a single mom who fell in love with Meehan.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
Dirty John true-crime podcast to become a Bravo anthology series and an Oxygen unscripted series
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bravo has given a two-season order to the anthology series based on “Dirty” John Meehan, whose story was explored in a series of Los Angeles Times articles and a companion podcast. Sister cable network Oxygen, which has rebranded with a true-crime focus, will tackle Dirty John with an unscripted series.