Family Plots

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Family Plots
StarringShonna Wissmiller-Smith
Chuck Wissmiller
Melissa Wissmiller
Rick Sadler
John Greeney
David Moravee
Emily Vigney
Opening theme"Hell" by Squirrel Nut Zippers[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Executive producer(s)Daniel Elias
David Houts
Production location(s)Poway, California, United States
Running time30 minutes
Original networkA&E Network
Original releaseApril 19, 2004 (2004-04-19) –
May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08)

Family Plots is an American reality series that followed the ongoing events and employees at the family-run Poway Bernardo Mortuary in Poway, California. It ran for four seasons on the A&E Network.


The show centered on the relationships between the employees, for instance Chuck Wissmiller and his three daughters - all of whom worked together at the mortuary during the show's run. Each episode featured one or two funerals with families who shared their grief while celebrating the life and contributions of their loved ones. The departed themselves were seen from time to time on the show, but care was taken by the crew to portray their memory respectfully. While the work done in the preparation room was also shown, the more graphic portions of mortuary work were depicted deferentially.

The show was also aired on the Seven Network in Australia, in Canada, and Europe.

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