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‘Dirty John’ makes leaps from pod to screen

Traditional print outlets are understandably starry-eyed about finding new ways to cash in on their content, compensating for a dwindling business model. Enter “Dirty John,” a Bravo event series adapted from the salacious multi-part Los Angeles Times articles and podcast, which — the classy underpinnings notwithstanding — basically plays like an old-school Lifetime movie, just stretched into episodic form.

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