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Sordid Lives: The Series 

A prequel to the film of the same name, focusing on the exploits of an eccentric Texan family.

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Del Shores
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Series cast summary:
Beth Grant ...  Sissy Hickey 12 episodes, 2008
Rue McClanahan ...  Peggy Ingram 12 episodes, 2008
Caroline Rhea ...  Noleta Nethercott 12 episodes, 2008
Jason Dottley ...  Ty Williamson 12 episodes, 2008
David Steen ...  G.W. Nethercott 12 episodes, 2008
Ann Walker ...  LaVonda Dupree 12 episodes, 2008
Bonnie Bedelia ...  Latrelle Williamson 11 episodes, 2008
Olivia Newton-John ...  Bitsy Mae Harling 11 episodes, 2008
Newell Alexander ...  Wardell 'Bubba' Owens 11 episodes, 2008
Rosemary Alexander ...  Dr. Eve 11 episodes, 2008
David Cowgill ...  Odell Owens 11 episodes, 2008
Ted Detwiler Ted Detwiler ...  Jacob 11 episodes, 2008
Sarah Hunley ...  Juanita Bartlett 11 episodes, 2008
Leslie Jordan ...  Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram 10 episodes, 2008
Sharron Alexis ...  Sara Kaufman 10 episodes, 2008
Mary Margaret Lewis ...  Ethel 8 episodes, 2008
Mitch Carter ...  Bumper 7 episodes, 2008
T. Ashanti Mozelle T. Ashanti Mozelle ...  Vegas 7 episodes, 2008
Craig Taggart ...  Craig Stephen Snow / ... 7 episodes, 2008
Dale Dickey ...  Glyndora Roberts 6 episodes, 2008
Lorna Scott ...  Vera Lisso 5 episodes, 2008
Robert Lewis Stephenson ...  Hunter / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Emerson Collins ...  Max 5 episodes, 2008
Bob Downs Bob Downs ...  Reverend Barnes 5 episodes, 2008
Sharon Garrison ...  Mrs. Barnes 5 episodes, 2008
Georgette Jones ...  Tammy Wynette 5 episodes, 2008
Chris Pudlo ...  Conroy 5 episodes, 2008
Joe Patrick Ward ...  Marshall 5 episodes, 2008
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The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash, and everyone in-between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical comedy and tender poignancy that come from learning to be yourself and love the family you have instead of the family you want. Written by fitzwilliam

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A black comedy about white trash!

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Rue McClanahan was only fourteen years older than Bonnie Bedelia who played her daughter. See more »

Quotes

Roger: Oh, dear. This is a nightmare. A fuckin' nightmare.
Mrs. Barnes: Such language!
Noleta Nethercott: Am I hopeless, Roger?
Roger: Nobody is hopeless in my chair, sweetie. But you are very close. Oh, LaVonda, we have to talk about something. The Clairol company has discontinued Audacious Red.
LaVonda Dupree: What? Roger, how could you let this happen? Why didn't you stock up? I am audacious, bold, daring! I cannot live without Audacious Red! It is my signature color!
Roger: Well I don't own the fuckin' Clairol company! How in the hell was I supposed to know?
Mrs. Barnes: I do ...
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Belly laughing...
7 December 2008 | by mayablue88See all my reviews

...is what this show is. I found it by accident and I really can't wait to get Season 1 on DVD! I sure hope the series is renewed. All of these characters really ARE like extended family members and one just can't wait for another episode. I never saw the movie, never even knew it came from a movie, however,the cast for the TV series is the best. No one is better than the rest, they all make this show hilarious. I especially love the names the characters have, not the ordinary names seen on other TV shows! Comedic timing is excellent, just takes one away from the real world and gives you a dose of what is needed in these times, laughter, real entertainment and love, seemingly twisted as it is! Bravo.


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Release Date:

23 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sordid Lives: The Series See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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