Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

"Cashmere Mafia" is on shaky ground for renewal next season, but star Lucy Liu is likely headed back to ABC regardless of the show's fate.

Liu is in talks to join the cast of "Dirty Sexy Money" next season. She would become a regular on the soapy drama, which stars Peter Krause as the attorney for a filthy-rich family in New York.

Officially, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Dirty Sexy Money" would be a second priority to "Cashmere Mafia," should the latter series return for another season. Those prospects look fairly dim, though: The series averaged 6.7 million viewers per episode during its brief run in January and February (and only 6.1 million in its regular timeslot). Its adults 18-49 average was a middling 2.6.

"Dirty Sexy Money" was one of three new ABC shows -- along with "Pushing Daisies" and "Private Practice" -- that received second-season pickups during the writers' strike. The network is planning to relaunch all of them in the fall.

If Liu joins "Dirty Sexy Money," she will have booked three ABC series in the past two years. In addition to "Cashmere Mafia," the "Charlie's Angels" and "Kill Bill" actress also did a guest arc on "Ugly Betty."