Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 03, 2001
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
Genre
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Six Feet Under

When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Alan Ball's breakout series that takes a darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family.

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TV Special: Six Feet Under (2001-2005) I… Aired: Oct. 25, 2005

This documentary look back over the casting at the start, the origins of the series, the writing, the characters and the challenge of bringing …

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The show had 5 seasons and 65 episodes air between 2001 and 2005.

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  • The initial inspiration for this show came from Carolyn Strauss, then the president of HBO's entertainment division, who, shortly before meeting with showrunner Alan Ball, had watched the…
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    The initial inspiration for this show came from Carolyn Strauss, then the president of HBO's entertainment division, who, shortly before meeting with showrunner Alan Ball, had watched the 1965 film adaptation of the 1945 novel The Loved One, a satirical expose of the funeral industry. Ball's further inspirations for the show included Jessica Mitford's book The American Way of Death and Thomas Lynch's essay collection The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade.
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  • Alan Ball was inspired to write this series after losing his sister.
  • Alan Ball specifically wrote the role of Federico Diaz for actor 'Freddy Rodriguez'.
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