By Tim Kenneally
Prepare for the resurrection — “Best Funeral Ever” has received a series premiere date.
“Best Funeral Ever” will premiere Oct. 23 on TLC with back-to-back episodes starting at 10 p.m., TLC said Friday.
The series, which chronicles the business of Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home, a company that specializes in unusual funeral services, began life as a one-off special. However, as TheWrap first reported exclusively in April, the project was subsequently given a series order.
The season will include unconventional send-offs that include a track-and-field themed funeral for Olympic gold medalist Ronnie Ray Smith; a funeral where the coffin is dipped in chocolate for a person who had a powerful sweet tooth; and a game show-themed service.
The “Best Funeral Ever” special, which aired in January, drew 1.5 million total viewers.