Dirty John

Dirty John

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, Bravo's scripted event series "Dirty John" tells the true story of how a romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the charismatic John Meehan (Eric Bana) spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family. Their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, while the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why Debra was so vulnerable to John in the first place.
Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, Bravo's scripted event series "Dirty John" tells the true story of how a romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the charismatic John Meehan (Eric Bana) spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family. Their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, while the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why Debra was so vulnerable to John in the first place.

Season 1 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Approachable Dreams

    Original air date: 11/14/2018 Runtime: 49:52 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2018 Runtime: 49:52 min. Southern California single mother and interior designer, Debra Newell, falls in love with John Meehan, who turns out to be nothing as he seemed to be.

  • 2. Red Flags And Parades

    Original air date: 12/02/2018 Runtime: 46:46 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2018 Runtime: 46:46 min. Debra and John revel secretly in their newlywed bliss, as Veronica, Terra, and Toby hatch a plan to prove their suspicions about their mother’s new man.

  • 3. Remember It Was Me

    Original air date: 12/09/2018 Runtime: 48:02 min.

    Original air date: 12/09/2018 Runtime: 48:02 min. Debra discovers John’s criminal record. In the past, John starts his first family.

  • 4. Shrapnel

    Original air date: 12/16/2018 Runtime: 43:13 min.

    Original air date: 12/16/2018 Runtime: 43:13 min. Debra confronts John in the present, while we learn more about Arlane’s past.

  • 5. Lord High Executioner

    Original air date: 12/23/2018 Runtime: 47:55 min.

    Original air date: 12/23/2018 Runtime: 47:55 min. John gets clean for Debra. Terra learns John’s back. John puts his sister through the ringer.

  • 6. One Shoe

    Original air date: 12/30/2018 Runtime: 42:18 min.

    Original air date: 12/30/2018 Runtime: 42:18 min. Debra makes a decision about John. In Ohio, John captures the attention of Detective Dennis Luken.

  • 7. Chivalry

    Original air date: 01/06/2019 Runtime: 42:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/06/2019 Runtime: 42:36 min. An inside look into how John operates while Debra tries to move forward.

  • 8. This Young Woman Fought Like Hell

    Original air date: 01/13/2019 Runtime: 42:59 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2019 Runtime: 42:59 min. John and Debra’s relationship comes to a head in an unexpected way.