Actor Fired For Turning Down Sex With Virginia Madsen

4/1/2010 8:03pm EDT

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Former "Desperate Housewives" star Neal McDonough has been fired from a new TV show for refusing to take part in a sex scene.

The actor was reportedly just three days in to shooting new ABC drama "Scoundrels" when he told producers he would not strip for a saucy love scene with co-star Virginia Madsen.

The devout Catholic told show bosses the scene was "inappropriate."

McDonough has been replaced on the show by actor David James Elliott.


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