Lucy Spiller is back and more ruthless than ever when Dirt returns March 2 for its second season. This time around, the show is pushing hard on the celebrity scandal angle, with each episode focusing on a story ripped directly from the tabloid headlines. (I'm pretty sure one of them's Britney Spears — just sayin'.)
I think it's interesting to see Dirt moving in that direction when there are so many ripped-from-the-headlines shows already, from the Access Hollywood-style news shows to True Hollywood Story to even Law & Order and CSI (remember L&O's take on Anna Nicole Smith?). Still, it seems like a good fit for the show — and a reason to get me to tune back in after I stopped watching partway through the first season. Another good reason: Farber Kauffman (Ryan Eggold), a new character who comes to Dirt straight out of journalism school and has a tough time adjusting to the celeb-gossip world — while also developing a romance with Willa. From the previews I've seen, I'm really going to like that guy.
You can hear the Dirt cast talking about the second season and see the celebrity scandal from the first episode if you just read more