Family Plots funeral home owner does not have a license, has criminal history.

Family Plots funeral home owner does not have a license, has criminal history.
The owner of the funeral home featured in A&E’s Family Plots doesn’t have a license to run it, but he does have 20 years of legal problems.

Richard Sadler’s funeral directors license wasn’t renewed when it expired in January; he previously used his “license number in advertisements for that other business” and was “cited for unprofessional conduct because of his failure to cooperate with the investigation,” the North County Times reports. Sadler said, “I have no knowledge of any of that. I swear to God. Why didn’t they send me a letter about that?”

He does have knowledge of his past, though. The paper reports that Sadler “has been convicted of two felonies: grand theft in 1986 and embezzlement in 1995 that sent him to Pelican Bay State Prison with a sentence of 16 months.” Of those convictions, he says, “I had a lot of time to evaluate, you know, my life and what I did wrong and what I wanted it to be.” An A&E spokesperson said the network didn’t know about his past.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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