'Time of Death' to Premiere this Friday on Showtime

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October 30th, 2013

Time of Death 2

via press release:



David Nevins, President of Entertainment, SHOWTIME® Networks, shares his personal thoughts on the unprecedented docu-series: “TIME OF DEATH is, I believe, a very powerful and unusual piece of television. It is not the easiest show to watch, but I’ve always wanted to explore the subject in detail. Death is the most universal topic there is, and yet its examination is largely taboo in our culture. The series comes from Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth, Alexandra Lipsitz, Cynthia Childs, and Casey Kriley at Magical Elves, and was instantly riveting to me. It is surprising, moving, unexpectedly uplifting and deserves to be seen. I thank you in advance for your time and thoughtful attention to this incredibly compelling, thought-provoking series.”


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The groundbreaking six-episode SHOWTIME documentary series will premiere this Friday, November 1st at 9:00 pm ET/PT. It intimately follows the final days of a truly remarkable group of terminally ill people and how their imminent mortality affects their family and friends, sometimes in surprising ways, and the support their caregivers/healthcare workers provide while guiding them through the final stages of life. It’s an unforgettable, unflinchingly candid series and each unique, emotionally resonant story serves as a tangible, hopeful reminder of the finite nature of time and mortality.

  • Dan S

    Not sure if I can watch since my Wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She has less than a year & not sure what would be gained by watching

  • AppleStinx

    ‘Entertainment’ and ‘death’ in the same sentence to start a press release. “Riveting… surprising… moving… uplifting…” Really???

  • JB

    Dan S, I am sorry you are both having to go through that.

  • steve

    Having been there at the moment of death of a loved one, I can’t imagine why ANYONE would willingly want to see that moment if they don’t have to. It’s an unspeakably horrible moment, and is completely different from how it’s typically portrayed in tv/movies.

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