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Cox's 'Dirt' Drama Gets Picked Up

FX has ordered a full season of the Courteney Cox drama pilot "Dirt."

Thirteen hourlong episodes will be produced by Touchstone Television, FX and Touchstone-based Coquette, the production company Cox shares with husband David Arquette. "Dirt" is set in the world of tabloid magazines.

Cox will star in "Dirt" and also executive produce with Arquette and Matthew Carnahan, who created the show as well as wrote and directed the pilot. Carnahan will be the showrunner for the series.

FX Networks president John Landgraf has ordered some reshoots of the pilot in order to add more of Cox's character, a magazine editor.

"We want more of her in the pilot -- she's great in it," Landgraf said of the former "Friends" star. "A whole lot of the pilot will stay intact because we like it."

Landgraf noted that some of the supporting roles in "Dirt" will be recast. Although the story lines traffic in celebrities, they will be of the fictional variety, but there will be some exceptions: Director David Fincher ("Fight Club") makes a cameo in the pilot as himself.

"Dirt" is expected to go into production in September in anticipation of an early 2007 premiere date.

Still in contention for a series pickup at FX is "Lowlife," a drama pilot starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.

Andrew Wallenstein writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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