The Riches (2007–2008)

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A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Wayne Malloy / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Dahlia Malloy / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Di Di Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Cael Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Sam Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Dale Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Hugh Panetta (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Nina Burns (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Jim Burns (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Ginny Dannegan (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Aubrey McDonald (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kimmie (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Wayne and Dahlia Malloy spent their youth pulling cons with a traveling band of modern Irish travelers roaming about the US. Now years later, Wayne hits a spiritual and midlife crisis and begins to question their lifestyle just as his wife, newly sprung from prison, rejoins the family. They decide to finally settle down in suburbia where they battle to live a normal life while trying to escape their former friends. Written by C. Ambrose

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irish | gypsy | traveler | dark comedy | tinker | See more »

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They're stealing the American dream. See more »

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The youngest boy, Sam, is a cross-dresser. In real life, series star and executive producer 'Eddie Izzard' is a transvestite. Sam's choice of clothing was decided by series creator Dmitry Lipkin before Eddie was a part of the show. See more »

Goofs

Set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the series clearly shows mountains in the background in several episodes. There are no mountains anywhere near Baton Rouge. The nearest "mountain" in the entire state can be found hundreds of miles away in the northern part of the state, near Shreveport. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.26 (2008) See more »

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A breath of fresh air!!!!!!!
18 March 2007 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

The Riches is simply one of the best shows on television. If you are a fan of drama, comedy, and action – this is the show for you. The Riches stars Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver as a family of con-artists who steal the American Dream. The dialogue is witty and the acting is superb. If you haven't seen the pilot yet, don't wait another minute! Once you watch the first 5 minutes, you'll be hooked. There's a magic to the show, one that steals your heart and leaves you wanting more. It's compelling television in a sea of banal programs. I can't wait until the next episode!!! Eddie and Minnie make a dynamic tandem; the soundtrack is eloquent and inspired. Kudos to FX for bringing America a show with complexity, character, and spirit.


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