Easy Money is an American dramedy television series created by Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider and produced by Media Rights Capital about Prestige Payday Loans, a money laundering company run by matriarch, Bobbette, which finds itself in trouble when thuggish competition joins the market.
Bobbette's middle child Morgan is brought in to confront the family business' competition, while also juggling the rescuing of his irresponsible older brother Cooper from trouble with a corrupt detective, an investigation about a possible childhood secret that may have serious implications on his life.
The series aired in the USA on The CW from 5 October, 2008 to 16 August, 2009. There are eight hour-long episodes in the series. It was not renewed for a second season.
Easy Money premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Wednesday 16 June 2010, at 19h30. New episodes air weekly.
Thursdays: 01h30, 07h30, 13h30
Led by business-savvy matriarch Bobette Buffkin (Laurie Metcalf), Prestige Payday Loans is a thriving quick-cash company in the Southwest.
But trouble soon comes from thuggish new competitors, and it's up to middle son Morgan (Jeff Hephner) 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), 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 directed the pilot episode, which was written by executive producers Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider.