Network: The CW
Episodes: Seven (hour)
TV show dates: October 5, 2008 — August 16, 2009
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Laurie Metcalf, Nick Searcy, Joe Peracchio, Kimberly Estrada, Jesus Mayorga, Marsha Thomason, Jeff Hephner, Ravi Pate, Chris Browning, Gary Farmer, Jay R. Ferguson, and Katie Lowes.
TV show description:
The Buffkins haven’t come by money easily. Bobette (Laurie Metcalf), the matriarch of the family, has worked hard to keep Prestige Payday Loans running. Because her husband spends his days at home watching television, she depends heavily on the help of her middle son, Morgan (Jeff Hephner).
While Bobette wants to be ruthless in collecting late fees, Morgan struggles with having to chase down those who’ve fallen behind on payments. He’s also struggling with his own family ties, feeling like an outsider in his own family.
Older brother Cooper (Jay Ferguson) is more comfortable behind the glow of a computer monitor than anywhere else — much to the dismay of his wife, Charise (Kimberly Estrada). On the other hand, Morgan’s sister Brandy (Katie Lowes) has plenty of personal dramas and frequently uses her brother’s shoulder to lean on.
Adding to the family’s troubles are the Mamayo Brothers, a pair of over-sized and scary loan sharks who’ve just opened a competing business.
Morgan’s confidant, outside of his kin, is his friend George (Ravi Patel) but it’s a beautiful and intelligent graduate student, Julia (Marsha Thomason), who keeps him centered. Afraid of losing her, he keeps his day job a secret. Meanwhile, Morgan and Julia begin to investigate a much larger secret about Morgan’s past and reasons why he feels so disconnected from the rest of the Buffkin clan.