Episodes: 63 (hour)
TV show dates: June 3, 2001 – August 21, 2005
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Mathew St. Patrick, Freddy Rodriguez, Rachel Griffiths, Justina Machado, Jeremy Sisto, James Cromwell, Lili Taylor, Brenna Tosh, Bronwyn Tosh, Ben Foster, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Jenkins, Ed O’Ross, Peter Macdissi, Tim Maculan, Tina Holmes, Rainn Wilson, Giancarlo Rodriguez, and Sprague Grayden.
TV show description:
After the unexpected death of his father, Nathaniel Samuel “Nate” Fisher Jr. (Peter Krause) reluctantly becomes a partner in the family’s funeral business, Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, with his gay brother David (Michael C. Hall).
Others in the family include mother Ruth (Frances Conroy), sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose), Nate’s girlfriend Brenda Chenowith (Rachel Griffiths), and David’s boyfriend Keith Charles (Mathew St. Patrick).
The drama deals with typical relationship issues but is unique for its treatment of the subject of death. Each episode begins with a death that sets the tone for the rest of the episode.