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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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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

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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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rue McClanahan was only fourteen years older than Bonnie Bedelia who played her daughter. 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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Best Yet to be Discovered by Prime Time Comedy
8 October 2008 | by classact4See all my reviews

Great comedy, when will F/X or Bravo pick it up? Sordid Lives should be seen by a larger audience. Livy, Rue, and all the wonderful cast, finally bring a comedy I can set up my folding chair to, crack a beer or three, and watch in utter amazement. Kind of like a Texas train wreck. The telephone episode was shear (no pun intended) delight, the comic timing of Lucille Ball, and the droll, wittiness of Seinfeld. What a great escape from my miserable life! It's always nice to see an ensemble cast of actors who are comfortable in their own skin. Of course drug use, albeit prescription drugs, drunkenness, adultery, gay encounters, self gratification, and kinky leg's off, sex, will have any good Texas Republican in a stew; but we all know they will be watching in the privacy of their own homes.


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