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Sordid Lives: The Series 

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 ... See full summary »

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Del Shores
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Best known for his 2001 cult classic film-turned-TV series, "Sordid Lives," Del Shores shares real-life stories that have inspired his writing. Truth and fiction are finally separated and the result is absolute, side-splitting hilarity!

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Beth Grant ...  Sissy Hickey 13 episodes, 2008
Rue McClanahan ...  Peggy Ingram 13 episodes, 2008
Caroline Rhea ...  Noleta Nethercott 13 episodes, 2008
Jason Dottley ...  Ty Williamson 13 episodes, 2008
David Steen ...  G.W. Nethercott 13 episodes, 2008
Bonnie Bedelia ...  Latrelle Williamson 12 episodes, 2008
Olivia Newton-John ...  Bitsy Mae Harling 12 episodes, 2008
Ann Walker Ann Walker ...  LaVonda Dupree 12 episodes, 2008
Newell Alexander ...  Wardell 'Bubba' Owens 12 episodes, 2008
Rosemary Alexander ...  Dr. Eve 12 episodes, 2008
David Cowgill ...  Odell Owens 12 episodes, 2008
Ted Detwiler Ted Detwiler ...  Jacob 12 episodes, 2008
Sarah Hunley Sarah Hunley ...  Juanita Bartlett 12 episodes, 2008
Leslie Jordan ...  Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram 11 episodes, 2008
Sharron Alexis ...  Sara Kaufman 11 episodes, 2008
Mitch Carter ...  Bumper 8 episodes, 2008
Craig Taggart ...  Craig Stephen Snow / ... 8 episodes, 2008
Mary Margaret Lewis Mary Margaret Lewis ...  Ethel 7 episodes, 2008
Dale Dickey ...  Glyndora Roberts 6 episodes, 2008
T. Ashanti Mozelle T. Ashanti Mozelle ...  Vegas 6 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Убогие жизни: Сериал See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was Rue McClanahan's last foray in series TV. McClanahan would feature in 3 more acting credits before her death in 2010. See more »

Quotes

Sissy Hickey: Now I am all for a few Valium every day, but I have never once lost consciousness before noon.
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What a BLAST!!!!
14 July 2010 | by vwagersSee all my reviews

I love this series, I have loaned it out to friends so much I am going to order another DVD from Del Shores site. If I have a stressful day or just want to chill and laugh, I pick one of the shows from the season and I feel great. All of us have family we can identify with from this show. Rue McClanahan was so funny in this show, I understand she was recovering from surgery and still finished her commitments to the show. Leslie Jordan is as funny as anything we have ever seen him in. I loved him on Will and Grace but I hope he gets the opportunity to work more as his character Brother Boy. Caroline Rhea, AWESOME!!! TY, we all need more Jason Dottley in our lives. Sissy played by Beth Grant makes me crack up every time she is on. If you can not laugh at this show, you take life way to serious. Thank you Del Shores, I hope we have more to look forward to with this series.


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