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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. From Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Alan Ball (American Beauty) comes this drama series that takes a darkly comic look at a dysfunctional L.A. family that runs a funeral business. As prodigal elder son Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to news of his father's death, the family must learn to deal with the death of one of their own—while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of living. What emerges throughout Season One is a quirky, funny, emotional, life-affirming look at the enlightenment of a grieving American family…that happens to be in the grief-management business. Peter Krause, Frances Conroy, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Ambrose and Rachel Griffiths star.

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Description

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. From Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Alan Ball (American Beauty) comes this drama series that takes a darkly comic look at a dysfunctional L.A. family that runs a funeral business. As prodigal elder son Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to news of his father's death, the family must learn to deal with the death of one of their own—while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of living. What emerges throughout Season One is a quirky, funny, emotional, life-affirming look at the enlightenment of a grieving American family…that happens to be in the grief-management business. Peter Krause, Frances Conroy, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Ambrose and Rachel Griffiths star.

    • EPISODE 1

    Pilot

    In the series premiere, Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to the shattering news of his father's death.

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    • 1 Hour 2 Minutes

    In the series premiere, Nate Fisher returns home for the holidays to the shattering news of his father's death.

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    • 1 Hour 2 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Will

    After a pyramid scheme owner dies and leaves his wife and baby daughter with a load of debt, Nate (Peter Krause) offers to loan them a casket. Meanwhile, the Fisher family attend the reading of their father's will.

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    • 51 Minutes

    After a pyramid scheme owner dies and leaves his wife and baby daughter with a load of debt, Nate (Peter Krause) offers to loan them a casket. Meanwhile, the Fisher family attend the reading of their father's will.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Foot

    When a bakery owner is killed, it's up to Federico (Freddy Rodriguez) to put the pieces back together. The family considers selling the funeral business altogether to Kroehner.

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    • 52 Minutes

    When a bakery owner is killed, it's up to Federico (Freddy Rodriguez) to put the pieces back together. The family considers selling the funeral business altogether to Kroehner.

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    • 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Familia

    After a gang member is killed, the Fishers find that his family's wishes for burial differ from those of his gang leader. Nate's girlfriend Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) makes an unfavorable impression during a family dinner.

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    • 51 Minutes

    After a gang member is killed, the Fishers find that his family's wishes for burial differ from those of his gang leader. Nate's girlfriend Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) makes an unfavorable impression during a family dinner.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    An Open Book

    Ruth is stunned by the visitors at a porn star's wake; Nate has a strange first meeting with Brenda's brother Billy (Jeremy Sisto); and Keith takes issue with David's desire to replace his father as deacon at the family church.

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    • 54 Minutes

    Ruth is stunned by the visitors at a porn star's wake; Nate has a strange first meeting with Brenda's brother Billy (Jeremy Sisto); and Keith takes issue with David's desire to replace his father as deacon at the family church.

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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    The Room

    An ornery widower camps out in the Fisher Funeral Home; sparks fly between Claire and Billy; Ruth spurns Hiram and is later wooed by a Russian florist; David is pursued by a pushy parishioner while performing charity work; and an examination of the business's receipts uncovers some interesting secrets.

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    • 57 Minutes

    An ornery widower camps out in the Fisher Funeral Home; sparks fly between Claire and Billy; Ruth spurns Hiram and is later wooed by a Russian florist; David is pursued by a pushy parishioner while performing charity work; and an examination of the business's receipts uncovers some interesting secrets.

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    • 57 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Brotherhood

    When a young Army vet dies of Gulf War Syndrome, his brother opts for a cremation and disposal of the body; Ruth has Hiram over to cook dinner and then takes a job with Nikolai; David's church involvement results in his casting a very important vote; and Billy interferes with Nate and Brenda's vacation plans.

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    • 50 Minutes

    When a young Army vet dies of Gulf War Syndrome, his brother opts for a cremation and disposal of the body; Ruth has Hiram over to cook dinner and then takes a job with Nikolai; David's church involvement results in his casting a very important vote; and Billy interferes with Nate and Brenda's vacation plans.

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    • 50 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Crossroads

    In an effort to raise income, Nate and David decide to rent out a room in the funeral home; Claire struggles to grasp the lessons of her outreach hike in the mountains; Ruth attempts to reconcile her feelings about Hiram; Brenda's Aussie friend gets under Nate's skin; and David is buoyed by the news of extra funeral business.

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    • 56 Minutes

    In an effort to raise income, Nate and David decide to rent out a room in the funeral home; Claire struggles to grasp the lessons of her outreach hike in the mountains; Ruth attempts to reconcile her feelings about Hiram; Brenda's Aussie friend gets under Nate's skin; and David is buoyed by the news of extra funeral business.

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    • 56 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Life's Too Short

    A tragedy reunites Claire with a guy who sullied her reputation at school; David and his new boyfriend run into Keith and his new partner on the disco circuit; and Ruth has an eye-opening camping trip with Hiram.

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    • 55 Minutes

    A tragedy reunites Claire with a guy who sullied her reputation at school; David and his new boyfriend run into Keith and his new partner on the disco circuit; and Ruth has an eye-opening camping trip with Hiram.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    The New Person

    Nate (Peter Krause) and David hire an outspoken mortician (Illeana Douglas); Billy's photo gallery exhibit features one particularly surprising shot; and Claire frets over Gabe's inconsistent behavior.

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    • 58 Minutes

    Nate (Peter Krause) and David hire an outspoken mortician (Illeana Douglas); Billy's photo gallery exhibit features one particularly surprising shot; and Claire frets over Gabe's inconsistent behavior.

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    • 58 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    The Trip

    Nate (Peter Krause), David (Michael C. Hall) and Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) take an interesting trip to Vegas for a funeral directors' conference; a baby's death from SIDS stuns the family; and Ruth (Frances Conroy) takes a floral-arrangement class.

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    • 54 Minutes

    Nate (Peter Krause), David (Michael C. Hall) and Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) take an interesting trip to Vegas for a funeral directors' conference; a baby's death from SIDS stuns the family; and Ruth (Frances Conroy) takes a floral-arrangement class.

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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    A Private Life

    A gay man's murder forces David to confont his own fears about his lifestyle; Brenda's parents and Nate consider getting help for the increasingly troubled Billy...but Brenda isn't so sure that's the answer. Meanwhile, Ruth, Claire and David all share secrets with respective acquaintances.

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    • 56 Minutes

    A gay man's murder forces David to confont his own fears about his lifestyle; Brenda's parents and Nate consider getting help for the increasingly troubled Billy...but Brenda isn't so sure that's the answer. Meanwhile, Ruth, Claire and David all share secrets with respective acquaintances.

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    • 56 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Knock, Knock

    In the first season's final episode, written and directed by series creator Alan Ball, the Fisher family experiences the control-freak side of Tracy Montrose Blaire; Brenda visits a remorseful Billy; David faces problems at his church; Gabe reverts to some bad habits; and Rico finds reason to celebrate.

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    • 59 Minutes

    In the first season's final episode, written and directed by series creator Alan Ball, the Fisher family experiences the control-freak side of Tracy Montrose Blaire; Brenda visits a remorseful Billy; David faces problems at his church; Gabe reverts to some bad habits; and Rico finds reason to celebrate.

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    • 59 Minutes
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