Madoff (television) Four-hour mini-series, airing on ABC on February 3-4, 2016. Former investment advisor Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is considered to be the largest financial scam in U.S. history, but the impact was global, losing billions of dollars for clients worldwide. Madoff, three-time NASDAQ chair, dominated headlines in 2008-2009, and the mini-series explores the complicated family dynamics within the Madoff clan and exposes the motivations and mechanics behind the monumental fraud. Directed by Raymond De Felitta. Stars Richard Dreyfuss (Bernie Madoff), Blythe Danner (Ruth), Tom Lipinski (Mark Madoff), Danny Defarrari (Andrew Madoff), Peter Scolari (Peter Madoff), Erin Cummings (Eleanor Squillari). Based on the book, The Madoff Chronicles, by Brian Ross, and additional reporting on the topic. Produced by Lincoln Square Productions in association with ABC Entertainment.