A&E needs help titling show.

A&E needs help titling show.
A&E is still feeling insecure about the title of its upcoming reality TV show set in a morturay home, so its asking for help titling it. A Hollywood Reporter article announcing the show said its title, Dearly Departed, was tentative, and that’s still the case more than a month later. A message posted by TV Barn offers suggested titles, and asks recipients which ones they like best. The new titles include obvious constructions, such as R.I.P. and The Funeral Home, but mostly they’re knee-slappers like Working Stiffs, Dying to Meet You, Family Plots, and Good Mourning (doh!). The message also offers details about the cast, which includes “three beautiful sisters, their quick-tempered father, a bizarre funeral director known as ‘Rainman,’ and an endless stream of corpses.”

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