Late last month, it was quietly announced that Neal McDonough was replaced three days into shooting ABC's upcoming drama, 'Scoundrels.' But the steely-eyed actor wasn't let go because of a scheduling conflict or bad behavior, it was reportedly because he refused to have TV sex with Virginia Madsen, his costar.

According to, the former 'Desperate Housewives' star balked when it came time to make fake passionate love with Madsen because it conflicted with his deeply-held Catholic views.

Neal McDonough fired by ABC for refusing sex scene with Virginia Madsen