There are two rules that the West family has always lived by: Do not invade people's homes, at least not when they're in them, and never, ever use violence -- unless there is no other option. When Wolf West (David James Elliott) is sentenced to a four-year prison term instead of the expected four months, Cheryl West (Virginia Madsen) realizes she's going to be a single mom for the next few years. With the family coming apart at the seams, Cheryl decides that it's time for them to get out of the family business altogether. However it'll prove a challenging task for every member of the family, since a life of crime is all they've known. So ...
Can a family of small-time criminals go legit? Scoundrels tells the story of the Wests, who are forced to change their lifestyle after the man of the house gets sent to the big house. Cheryl, loving mother and devoted wife, will do everything she can to keep her family together and on the straight and narrow.
Scoundrels stars Virginia Madsen as Cheryl West; David James Elliott as Wolfgang "Wolf" West; Patrick Flueger as Logan West/Calvin "Cal" West; Leven Rambin as Heather West; Vanessa Marano as Hope West and Carlos Bernard as Sergeant Mack.
Scoundrels is produced by ABC Studios and is based on a New Zealand series entitled Outrageous Fortune. Lyn Greene & Richard Levine (Nip/Tuck) and Francie Calfo serve as executive producers. John Barnett, whose company, South Pacific Pictures, produces the New Zealand series, is also an executive producer. Co-executive producers are Michael Larkin, Michael Goldstein, Bruce Cervi and John Lansing.
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Episode 1 - June 20 - Premiere - And Jill Came Tumbling After - A family of small-town criminals is shaken when their father is sentenced to a surprisingly long prison term, leaving mom to take care of the criminally enterprising brood. In an effort to keep her kids out of trouble, she decides it's time for the family to go straight, despite their best efforts to maintain the status quo.
Episode 2 - June 27 - Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary - Cheryl gets a job as a "checkout chick" at the local grocery store, Heather tries her hand at the local Burger Barn and Cal finds out his "pool boy" job requires more than expected, as the West family tries to embrace a crime-free lifestyle.
Episode 3 - July 11 - Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire - A threat forces Logan West to show his true "West" family colors and Heather is hired in a local strip club.
Episode 4 - July 18 - Where Have You Been, Charming Billy? - Logan agrees to represent Wolf in the appeal process, and Cheryl realizes her marriage to Wolf is in serious trouble.
Episode 5 - July 25 - Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Bags Full - When their electricity is cut off, the West family realize they are in the midst of a serious financial crisis and must find "legit" jobs as soon as possible.
Episode 6 - Aug 1 - Birds of a Feather Flock Together - Cheryl lands a job with an insurance company where things are not as legit as they seem, and Mrs. Hong's pregnancy has people wondering if Cal or Logan might be involved.
Episode 7 - Aug 8 -That's the Way the Money Goes - Wolf finds out that a family member betrayed him and causes a prison riot, Cheryl is confused by the sexual energy between and Mack and herself during a kerfuffle, and Heather meets the love of her life.
Episode 8 - Aug 15 -Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf - Logan discovers evidence that proves Wolf's innocence, and Wolf is stunned when he finds Cheryl in the arms of another man.
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