The holidays are all about hanging out and catching up – a perfect opportunity to watch the entire first season of the Emmy Award-winning series Six Feet Under. The marathon airs on Showcase from December 23-26, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT each night.
“A Six Feet Under Marathon is the perfect holiday gift for viewers who haven’t had a chance to catch the entire first season of the highest-rated series on specialty television*,” says Laura Michalchyshyn, Senior Vice President of Programming, Dramatic Networks, Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting. “Showcase wants to give everyone the opportunity to see this fabulously written, directed and acted series that has been applauded by viewers and critics alike.”
HBO’s Six Feet Under is a gripping series that focuses on the Fishers, a family who owns and operates a funeral home in Los Angeles. Oldest son Nate comes home to visit his relatives over the Christmas holidays, but ends up staying longer than he expected when his father is killed by a bus. The family is left to cope with the routine and not-so-routine aspects of life in the grief-management business. What emerges is the quirky, sometimes disturbing, but ultimately life-affirming story of a resilient American family. Six Feet Under stars Peter Krause, Rachel Griffiths, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Mathew St. Patrick and Freddy Rodriguez, and was created by Oscar-winning writer Alan Ball (American Beauty).
Tuesday, December 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: Episodes 1, 2, 3
Wednesday, December 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: Episodes 4, 5, 6, 7
Thursday, December 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: Episodes 8, 9, 10, 11
Friday, December 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: Episodes 12, 13
Winner of several Emmy awards and the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Series, Six Feet Under is the latest HBO acquisition by Showcase which also broadcasts the comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm starring Larry David, the gritty prison drama OZ, and the documentary series Real Sex. In February 2004, Showcase will begin airing Mind of the Married Man, an HBO comedy series that explores the challenges of modern-day marriage.
* Source: Nielsen Media Research Mo-Su 6a-6a 1998-2003. Analysis includes all non-news, non-sports programming.