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Easy Money

Episode 1.01 : DNA

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

October 05, 2008

Distributor

The CW

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Show Period

2008 - 2009

Production Company

Media Rights Capital

Cast and Crew


Director

Alik Sakharov

Screenwriter

Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

Main Cast

  • Laurie Metcalf as Bobette Buffkin
  • Jeff Hephner
  • Katie Lowes
  • Jay Ferguson
  • Nick Searcy
  • Marsha Thomasan

Additional Cast

  • Chris Browning
  • Chad Brummett
  • Kimberly Estrada
  • Gary Farmer
  • Ronald Hamilton
  • Jesus Mayorga
  • Joe Peracchio
  • Judge Reinhold
  • Mark Vasconcellos
  • Stacy Marie Warden
  • James Moses Black

Synopsis


"Easy Money" is a dramedy set in the world of a Southwestern loan shark family. Led by business-savvy matriarch Bobette Buffkin (Laurie Metcalf "Roseanne"), Prestige Payday Loans is a thriving quick-cash company. But trouble quickly comes from thuggish new competitors, the Mamayo Brothers, and it's up to middle son Morgan (Jeff Hephner "The O.C.") to quash any tension. Morgan, though, is having some tension of his own. Having always felt out of place in the Buffkin household, Morgan investigates a childhood secret with the help of beautiful grad student Julia Miller (Marsha Thomason "Lost" "Las Vegas") much to Bobette's chagrin.

Morgan has always been Prestige's "heavy," running down ne'er-do-wells and gambling addicts, but he's ashamed to admit that fact to Julia. It doesn't help that Morgan's older, but less mature, brother Cooper (Jay Ferguson) knocks heads with corrupt local Detective Yapp (Chris Browning) who, in turn, blackmails Morgan. If Morgan can find a way to fend off the local yokels and unlock the secrets of his past, he just might be able to spend more time with Julia and find a better life for himself. Katie Lowes, Nick Searcy, Judge Reinhold, Joe Peracchio, Gary Farmer, Peter Navy Tuiasosopo, and Kimberly Estrada also star. Alik Sakharov directs a script by executive producers Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider ("The Sopranos," "Northern Exposure").

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