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(Twin) Sibling Rivalry on 'Scoundrels' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 19th 2010 2:10AM
(Twin) Sibling Rivarly on 'Scoundrels''Scoundrels' (Sun., 9PM ET on ABC) is the new series dealing with a family of small-time crooks. Father and husband Wolfgang "Wolf" West (David James Elliott) has been given a long prison sentence. So now, the rest of the family must learn to work together, and must avoid committing crimes.

[Spoiler alert.]

Unfortunately, on the most recent episode, they're not doing too well -- either with the "working together" part, or the "not committing crimes" part.

Cal West attempts a robbery in order to raise money for his dad's legal defense. But he's stopped by his twin brother Logan West. (Both parts are played by Patrick Flueger.) Cal and Logan may be twins, but they're opposites in every possible way. One's clean-cut and responsible; the other, scruffy and impetuous. Soon enough, they get in a physical fight over the attempted burglary. They also bicker about what so many brothers argue about -- which one of them their dad likes best. It's classic sibling rivalry -- with an odd mirror image twist.

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Heather Comes Out on Top on 'Scoundrels' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 21st 2010 4:08AM
ScoundrelsDid you watch the premiere episode of 'Scoundrels' (Sun., 9PM ET on ABC)? If so, you know that the West family is really good at making sure they're the ones who come out on top.

In this clip, Heather managed to do just that, despite the fact that a sleazy photographer thought he had the best of her.

Think again, buddy. You're dealing with a scoundrel.

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Virginia Madsen and David James Elliott Talk Playing 'Scoundrels' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 14th 2010 2:00PM

'Scoundrels'Thieves are usually the bad guys, the people we hate on TV ... but not with 'Scoundrels.'

ABC's new drama centers on a family of thieves, including mom Cheryl, played by Virginia Madsen, and schemer extraordinaire dad Wolf, played by David James Elliott. When Wolf gets thrown in the clink for crimes committed, Cheryl decides it's time for the whole family to quit the business and go legit. Apparently, that's not so easy for any of them. But according to Elliott, they're just a "typical American family ... every family's dysfunctional on a level."

I caught up with the stars to find out more about the show, and to hear how playing bad on TV has affected them in real life. Check it out here ...

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The Show Girl's Got Scoop on Summer's Hot Cops & Robbers (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 11th 2010 9:00AM
Jason Lee, 'Memphis Beat'It's shaping up to be a summer full of sexy cops and the thieves they chase, starting off with 'Memphis Beat,' Jason Lee's new detective drama with a twist. A very southern, very King-like twist.

There's also some new kids on the block in 'Rookie Blue,' which is basically like 'Grey's Anatomy' with badges and guns instead of scrubs and scalpels. Then we've got a new family of crime with 'Scoundrels,' starring Virginia Madsen and David James Elliott, and the return of James Franco's mysterious (and murderous) 'General Hospital' character Franco.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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Jason Priestley Still a 'Scoundrel'

by Scott Harris, posted Jun 2nd 2010 12:40PM
Hey guys, remember Jason Priestley? Playful smile, great hair, sideburns that stretched for miles? Well, when last we saw Priestley he was busy putting together a small budget flick about wineries in Canada, which is about as far as you can get from the glamor and glitz of his old 'Beverly Hills 90210' stomping ground. Yes, it appeared he had faded into a comfortable -- and comfortably obscure -- semi-retirement up on his grape farm.

Well, not so fast. According to Entertainment Weekly, Priestley isn't quite done with small screen stardom just yet, as the 90's heartthrob will be appearing in a multi-episode arc on ABC's upcoming summer dramedy 'Scoundrels.'

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More Casting News: Tyler Labine to CBS, Neal McDonough Replaced by 'JAG' Star

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2010 3:06PM
LabineI caught up with 'Sons of Tucson' the other day, and you know what? It's pretty funny! The ratings aren't that great though, which is probably one of the reasons Tyler Labine has joined the pilot of a new CBS sitcom (that's him on the right riding over to CBS to sign the contract).

Labine will stay on 'Sons of Tucson' if FOX renews it. The new show is called 'True Love' and it's about four friends who live in New York (God, that a really generic description but shows aren't about plots it's about the writing). Everyone must love Labine because he has been offered this role more than once (he turned it down because 'Sons of Tucson' hadn't premiered yet). 'True Love' will also star Jason Biggs and Minka Kelly.

In other casting news, former 'JAG' star David James Elliott has replaced Neal McDonough in the pilot for ABC's 'Scoundrels.' We told you last month about this show, a "dramedy" starring Virginia Madsen as a mom who heads a family of crooks who decides to go straight after her husband is sent to jail. McDonough was going to play the husband but now he's out and Elliott is in.

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TV Casting: Demi Lovato Checks in to 'Grey's Anatomy'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 30th 2010 12:00PM
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato will guest on an upcoming episode of 'Grey's Anatomy.' The Disney teen sensation broke the news yesterday on Twitter, saying, "I'm so thrilled to announce that this week I'm shooting Grey's Anatomy!!!!!!!! :D AHHH!!!!" Further details on Demi's guest spot have yet to be revealed, so keep checking Twitter. [PEOPLE]

More casting news after the jump.

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'Desperate Housewives' Alums Score New Roles

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2010 11:25AM
Nicollette SheridanIt seems the pilot casting news is coming fast and furious these days, eh? Now we have two former cast members of 'Desperate Housewives' (in fact they played husband and wife on the show) who are getting new TV jobs.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Nicollette Sheridan will costar in the pilot for a new CBS sitcom directed by 'Seinfeld' and 'Borat's' Larry Charles. She'll play the mom of a teen singer who has to battle with her British ex-husband who comes to the States to be with the daughter. Meanwhile, her ex from 'Desperate Housewives,' Neal McDonough, has joined the cast of ABC's 'Scoundrels,' a show we told you about a few weeks ago. He'll play Virginia Madsen's husband, a crook who is sent to jail. Actually, the whole family is filled with crooks but he's the only one sent to jail.

'Scoundrels' is described as a "dramedy." Wow I really hate that word.

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Virginia Madsen to Star in ABC's 'Scoundrels'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 4th 2010 2:03PM
Virginia MadsenWhen I first heard about this show, I could have sworn I had heard something about it before, only with another star attached to it and not Virginia Madsen. Turns out there was another version of 'Scoundrels' that ABC attempted, a couple of years ago, only it had Catherine O'Hara in the lead role and it was called 'Good Behavior.'

'Scoundrels' is based on a New Zealand show, 'Outrageous Fortune,' and Madsen will star as the mother/head of a family of crooks who decides that they all need to go straight after the dad is put in prison. I'm going to assume that things don't go smoothly and their criminal pasts will catch up to them in some way. But this sounds like it could be a fun show, sort of like 'The Riches' and maybe a hint of the USA show 'Cover Me' (which I really liked - it was canceled way too early).

This won't be a permanent series though. Right now it's going to be an eight episode summer show.

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TV Casting: Virginia Madsen Leads 'Scoundrels'; Zooey Deschanel Is HBO's Latest Groupie

by Andrew Scott, posted Feb 3rd 2010 12:49PM
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen is headed back to television following a recurring role on 'Monk.' The Oscar nominee will next star in the ABC dramedy 'Scoundrels,' playing a mom of a family of criminals who finally decides to clean up her act. The network has picked up eight episodes of the series, which will air in the summer. [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump.

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