Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up the ABC summer dramedy “Scoundrels” for its primetime schedule.
The new hour-long series SCOUNDRELS premieres Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV. A humorous look at a family of small-time criminals who try to turn their lives around after their father is sent to prison, SCOUNDRELS stars Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Astronaut Farmer) as matriarch Cheryl West and Toronto-native David James Elliott (CLOSE TO HOME) as Wolfgang “Wolf” West. Following broadcasts on CTV, SCOUNDRELS will also be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.
Based on the New Zealand hit series OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, SCOUNDRELS also stars Patrick Flueger (THE 4400) as Logan West and twin brother Calvin “Cal” West; Leven Rambin (GREY’S ANATOMY) as Heather West; Vanessa Marano (GILMORE GIRLS) as Hope West; and Carlos Bernard (24) as Sergeant Mack.
On April 3rd Virginia taped an interview for Growing Bolder Radio Show to promote the documentary I Know a Woman Like That. Click here to stream!
Virginia Madsen is one of our most beloved, and stunning, actresses, but she’s much more beautiful on the inside. With her dynamic and Emmy Award-winning mother at her side, she’s produced a documentary that celebrates extraordinary women over the age of 65. Virginia says the film has not only erased any fears she may have once had about aging, it’s made her excited for the next, liberating chapters in her life.
Scoundrels” will start production on March 16 for the first eight episodes, which will premier on ABC TV this summer. The production will continue through June and will hire about 75 New Mexico crew members and about 1,500 extras.
The comedy/drama stars Virginia Madsen and focuses on a family of small-time criminals who attempt to go straight after their father is sent to prison. It’s based on the New Zealand series “Outrageous Fortune and the show is being written by Lyn Greene and Richard Levine, the team behind Nip/Tuck.
Most of the core cast of Scoundrels is confirmed, and the show is due to screen on the ABC in the northern summer.
Robyn Malcolm, who stars as tough-as-nails matriach Cheryl West, is predicting the US version will use the essence of the story – “a working-class criminal family trying to cope with their dad being put away and going straight”. Continue reading More about “Scoundrels”
Virginia has landed the lead in Scoundrels, an ABC dramedy about a family of small-town criminals who attempt to go straight after the patriarch is sent to prison.
Virginia would play the mom. The show which has been picked up for eight episodes (all of them slated to air this summer) is based on the New Zealand series “Outrageous Fortune”.
Richard Levine and Lyn Greene (“Nip/Tuck“) wrote “Scoundrels” and will serve as executive producers/showrunners on the ABC Studios-produced series.
More information will be posted as soon it’s available!
The first two episode stills of Virginia playing Trudy “T. K.” Jensen on Monk have been released! I have just added both stills in hi-resolution to the gallery and screen captures from the episode will be up following the airing. Click on the previews below to see the album. Enjoy!
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