April 30, 2017 | Updated at 12:06 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Best Funeral Ever,' TLC Set To Launch Unorthodox Reality Show (VIDEO)

TLC is set to take on another reality show. However, this one that may very well oust “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” as one of the most controversial show on network television.

By Bobby Pollier, EnStars on Dec 14, 2012 05:47 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Funeral Home
One of the owners of a funeral home poses with coffins at a company's show room (Photo : www.Reuters.com)

TLC is set to take on another reality show.  However, this one that may very well oust “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” as one of the most controversial show on network television.

“Best Funeral Ever” will look to put the “fun” back in funerals and gain the following it needs to continue on when it airs as a one-time special on Dec. 26. The program will take viewers behind the scenes of the Golden Gate Funeral Home, which is located in Dallas, Texas. In the episode, viewers will meet Golden Gate’s funeral director John Beckwith, who assists each of the grieving families with the planning of unorthodox funeral services, or as he calls it, a “wild party.”

Beckwith’s company conducts funeral services that range from a barbecue themed memorial with a sauce fountain to one held in an actual boxing ring.

According to Yahoo, a few of Golden Gate’s high-class funeral options include a $35,000 gold-plated coffin. Nonetheless, it’s the first funeral establishment that creates scenarios such as the deceased dunking a basketball, which Beckwith states is something his business offers.

“We do not have generic funerals.  Everybody’s going to be different,” Beckwith explains to a family attending a planning session for a lost loved one.

In footage from the show, Beckwith goes on to say that Golden Gate’s services revolve around the tradition of homegoing funerals, which are based off the African-American community and are conducted as a more positive celebration of the individual’s life.

“We’re going to make these families extremely happy at the worst moments of their lives,” he told EW.

“Best Funeral Ever” will be airing at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 26 on TLC.  If the show meets expectations, the network could very well order several more episodes for a full season.

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Kim Kardashian photos, edited?

Kim Kardashian Lost Over 100,000 Instagram Followers After Unedited Photos

Kim has lost over a hundred followers on her social media after several photos revealed her real physique.

AT&T

AT&T Announced Throttling To Grandfathered Unlimited iPad Data Plan Subscribers

AT&T has informed that Grandfathered Unlimited iPad Data Plan Subscribers will experience throttling.

Casting JonBenét on Netflix

'Casting JonBenét' On Netflix: Series 'Might Teach Why You're Obsessed With Crime'

A Netflix series entitled "Casting JonBenét" is expected to solve the crime, however, it will be otherwise.

Plastic womb to save premature babies

Sealed Plastic Bag Which Mimics Human Womb Can Save Premature Babies

An artificial womb to keep premature lambs survive despite being outside their mother's womb.

Real Time Analytics