CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Learning Channel, the basic cable network that has provided us with educational programming ranging from "Toddlers and Tiaras" to "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," is preparing to take its intellect-elevating programming to the next level.
Unfortunately, it's the next level down -- six feet under, to be precise.
"Best Funeral Ever," which debuts on TLC on the day after Christmas, will feature over-the-top services for those heading under the ground. The "reality" series features the personalized, spare-no-expense sendoffs provided to clients of the Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas -- the capital of tasteful understatement.
Services featured on the show, according to its promotional material, include:
In its effort to put the "fun" back in funeral, the show, if successful, could have TLC spin-offs, like "Next Great Undertaker," "Casket Boss," or "Extreme Coffining.