TLC’s ‘Best Funeral Ever’ Helps One Mom Rest in Pins (Exclusive Video)

The reality series is back with its novel twists on saying goodbye

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:57 PM

TLC’s “Best Funeral Ever” returns Monday at 10/9c.

The series follows Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where John Beckwith Jr. and his staff as they organize the most unique funerals in the country. They like to call them “home-going celebrations.” Their goal is to create a memorial that celebrates the deceased person’s life and Beckwith’s team does that and then some.

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Fans were first exposed to the show earlier this year when TLC aired the pilot. It generated a lot of headlines and trended on Twitter. The pilot averaged 1.5 million total viewers and ranked No. 2 among women 18-34 in the time period across all ad-supported cable.

TheWrap has an exclusive preview from Monday’s two-hour premiere featuring the wake of Judy Sunday, which takes place at a bowling alley. An avid bowler in life, her family helps her make her last big strike in a surprisingly literal way.

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Sure, it may seem distasteful to some. But, who’s to judge how a family wants to mourn?

Watch the video above.