Dead Like Me

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Dead Like Me
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Premiere June 27, 2003
Finale October 31, 2004
Creator Bryan Fuller
Network Showtime
Style 60-minute dramedy
Company John Masius Productions
MGM Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 29
Origin USA

Dead Like Me follows the story of George, an 18-year-old college dropout and all around slacker, who, on her first day of work, gets hit by a toilet seat from a de-orbiting space station. After her death, she finds that she has been selected to become a Grim Reaper.

Dead Like Me doesn't follow the convention of reapers in black cloaks with scythes, but is instead about normal people who are undead... not zombies or vampires, just a little "living-impaired." They lived their lives, but instead of moving on when they died, they were chosen to become Reapers. The Reapers "pop" the soul out of the living before they die as a "public service." However, they aren't paid for this service, and must also work or "borrow" (as Mason puts it) what they can off of the dead to get by. Each Reaper has a certain number of souls they have to "pop" before they can move on. The only problem is, none of them know just what their number is.

Rube is the leader of the group. He's the man between death and the actual reapers; middle management more or less. He is also the one who creates the post-its, from which the reapers work, which list the ETD (Estimated Time of Death), the first initial, last name and place of death of the unfortunate soul whose number has come due. The deaths are caused, not as much by fate as by the gravelings: nasty demon-like creatures that get their kicks by dropping pianos on the living.

MGM Television produced and distributes the series.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Ellen Muth Georgia "George" Lass 1 2 M
Laura Harris Daisy Adair 1 2
Sarah Wynter M
Callum Blue Mason 1 2 M
Jasmine Guy Roxy Harvey 1 2 M
Cynthia Stevenson Joy Lass 1 2 M
Mandy Patinkin Rube Sofer 1 2
Rebecca Gayheart Betty Rhomer 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Britt McKillip Reggie Lass 1 2 M
Christine Willes Delores Herbig 1 2 M
Greg Kean Clancy Lass 1 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Showtime
Season One June 27, 2003 September 26, 2003 14
Season Two July 25, 2004 October 31, 2004 15

Direct-to-Video Film

Title Release Date
Dead Like Me: Life After Death February 17, 2009

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Collection February 17, 2009 9 purchase
Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 15, 2004 4 purchase
The Complete Second Season July 19, 2005 4 purchase
Direct-to-Video Movies
Dead Like Me: Life After Death February 17, 2009 1 purchase

External Sites