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Dead Like Me is a Showtime television comedy-drama created by Bryan Fuller about a group of grim reapers in Seattle, Washington, USA. The stories are told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old girl George Lass, who died and became a grim reaper in the pilot episode. The title is probably a reference to Black Like Me.
The show premiered in North America on June 27, 2003; the second season began airing in the summer of 2004. Season 1 has also been shown on Sky One in Ireland and the United Kingdom, America Plus in the Middle East, Sony in Latin America, Catch On in South Korea and Fox8 in Australia. The show is presently (May 2005) being aired in Croatia and will be broadcast on the Canadian cable network Showcase in the fall of 2005.
Showtime did not pick up a third season and MGM was seeking a new outlet, with a final decision expected by February 2005. Media reports in early January suggested that The WB network was interested in continuing the series, however at the end of January, a TV Guide columnist wrote that the network had declined. This is, however, the subject of much debate between fans, many claiming that The WB have not yet made a definitive decision.
It was recently reported that Showtime are reconsidering picking up the show for a third season. These reports are said to be from workers at Showtime, however these reports have not been confirmed directly, by Showtime itself.
MGM was also reportedly in talks with the Sci Fi Channel, TNT and A&E to revive the show, but according to The Futon Critic its renewal is unlikely, citing that series star Mandy Patinkin has signed on to a new series involving the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.
Grim reapers, or simply reapers, are portrayed as an integral part of the cycle of life and death, removing the souls of people shortly before they die and escorting them until they move on into their own afterlife.
The show has strong themes of fate and destiny: people's appointments with death are known somewhat in advance. Mason, one of the reapers, notes that some believe one's appointment is on the books before birth.
The setting in Washington is implied visually by license plates, telephone area codes, airport codes and maps, but the show is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver landmarks such as the Harbour Centre Tower and the Sun Tower can be seen in the background of some outdoor scenes. Plus, street addresses shown on screen often correspond with real-life locations in Vancouver.
Show Description Credit: Wikipedia
|> Airing History & Information|
|Last Airing||Oct 31, 2004|
|Premiere||June 27, 2003|
|Format/Time||Color / 60 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
Betty Rhomer (2003)
Laura Harris.... Daisy Adair
Ellen Muth.... Georgia "George" Lass
Cynthia Stevenson.... Joy Lass
Callum Blue.... Mason
Jasmine Guy.... Roxy Harvey
Mandy Patinkin.... Rube Sofer
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