An intimate look at the inner-workings of the family-run Poway-Bernardo Mortuary in Poway, California.
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Cast

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Shonna Wissmiller-Smith Shonna Wissmiller-Smith ...  Herself - Senior Funeral Director 36 episodes, 2004-2005
Chuck Wissmiller Chuck Wissmiller ...  Himself - Funeral Assistant 34 episodes, 2004-2005
Rick Sadler Rick Sadler ...  Himself - Mortuary Manager 32 episodes, 2004-2005
Emily Vigney Emily Vigney ...  Herself - Office Manager 28 episodes, 2004-2005
John Greeney John Greeney ...  Himself - Funeral Director 22 episodes, 2004-2005
David Moravee David Moravee ...  Himself - Funeral Director 19 episodes, 2004-2005
Melissa Wissmiller Melissa Wissmiller ...  Herself - Assistant Funeral Director 18 episodes, 2004-2005
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This show follows the day to day experiences for the staff of the family run Poway Bernardo Mortuary in Poway, California, a San Diego suburb. The show takes a behind the scenes look inside the embalming and preparation room as well as how the staff deals with and relates to the families of those they serve. The staff includes middle sister/head embalmer Shonna, her sisters and co-workers Melissa and Emily, and their former professional boxer father Chuck, who also works at the funeral home. It also includes Melissa's ex-fiancee, mortuary director Rick. Also featured are funeral director and Star Trek fan David as well as funeral director and apprentice embalmer John. Matt, an ordained minister who is the newest member of the staff, is introduced during the second season. Written by Dan

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mortuary | non fiction | See All (2) »

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A real family livens up a dead business. See more »

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Official Sites:

A & E [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Poway, California, USA

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A&E Television Networks See more »
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Office Manager: You know what, you're an asshole, Dad!
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This is an actually a very realistic family reality-TV show.
12 June 2005 | by barb-grantSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I find this program entertaining and down to earth. I enjoy watching cast and the story plot.

There is not enough mention on the television about the burial ritual. How we are honored and mourned when we leave this world, which we all will have to face. Therefore, the aspect I get is very refreshing and even a novelty. This might sound ghoulish but actually the way they show it is done very tastefully and not macabre.

I do not find this program boring at all. As a matter a fact, I wish it were an hour long instead of half an hour. The cast of characters are very real and I can sometimes relate with some of the family issues and the difficulties they face when it come down to the wire when meeting deadlines at the funeral home. I have plenty of deadlines to meet and it can get very crazy to say the least.

Two thumbs up. Thank you, A & E for your excellent programming!!


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