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Lifetime Drops Reality TV Show On Texas Mortuary

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FORT WORT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A reality show about a Texas mortuary has been canceled just one week after eight decaying bodies were found at the Fort Worth funeral home.

The Lifetime Network in June announced a show called “Good Grief” would air July 23 about the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday that Lifetime canceled the show before it premiered. Lifetime Networks vice president Les Eisner, in an email, said the program featuring the Johnson Family Mortuary “has not and will not air on Lifetime.”

Police on July 15 were summoned after the building owner, who showed up to evict the tenants for unpaid rent, found unattended bodies.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has said seven of the eight bodies found at the business were in “advanced stages” of decomposition.


Dondre Johnson and his wife, Rachel Hardy-Johnson, were arrested on abuse of a corpse charges, a class A misdemeanor. Both are free on bond.

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