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Michelle Trachtenberg’s Six Feet Under in June 2004

Friday 14 May 2004, by Webmaster

"Six Feet Under" returns June 13

posted by tvbarn on May 13, 2004 07:25 PM For Immediate Release May 13, 2004


One marriage has come to a tragic end, another is beginning, and a third is on the rocks. At Fisher & Diaz, lives are in flux, as Nate, David, Ruth, Claire and Rico struggle to find their way. What’s next? Find out when SIX FEET UNDER kicks off its fourth season SUNDAY, JUNE 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), with the episode entitled “Falling Into Place,” followed by other editions on subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. In addition, the first three episodes of this season will air back-to-back on Sunday, July 4, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Returning cast regulars on the show include Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Rachel Griffiths, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick and James Cromwell. Guest stars appearing in the new season’s 12 episodes include Mena Suvari (“American Beauty”), Ellen DeGeneres, Veronica Cartwright (“Just Married”) and Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), as well as returning guest stars Kathy Bates, Joanna Cassidy, Patricia Clarkson (Emmy(r) winner for Guest Actress in a Drama Series), Ben Foster, Richard Jenkins, Peter Macdissi, Justina Machado, Justin Theroux and Rainn Wilson. Wrapping its third season last June, SIX FEET UNDER was created by Alan Ball (winner of the Best Original Screenplay Oscar(r) for “American Beauty”). Using dramatic irony and dark, situational humor, the show approaches the subject of death through the eyes of the Fisher family, who own and operate Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home in Los Angeles. The third season SIX FEET UNDER continued to inspire critical raves, with the New York Times calling it “required viewing in the canon of pop culture,” as well as “engrossing.” The Los Angeles Times hailed the show as “heroically smart, tender and witty,” and “great, great stuff,” while New York Magazine observed, “There is no more surprising or satisfying series anywhere on television.” In addition, the show received a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Television Series - Drama, while Frances Conroy won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. Returning directors this season include Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl”), Dan Attias (HBO’s “The Sopranos”), Alan Ball (Emmy(r) winner for Directing for a Drama Series), Michael Cuesta (“L.I.E.”), Michael Engler (HBO’s “Sex and the City”), Nicole Holofcener (“Lovely & Amazing”), Dan Minahan (“Series 7: The Contenders”), Jeremy Podeswa (“The Five Senses”) and Alan Poul (one of the show’s executive producers). June shows:

Episode #40: "Falling Into Place" Debut Date: SUNDAY, JUNE 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) Other HBO playdates: June 15 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m.) and 19 (midnight), and July 4 (8:00 p.m.) HBO2 playdate: June 14 (10:00 p.m.) In an attempt to honor Lisa’s last wishes, Nate (Peter Krause) finds himself at odds with her family; David (Michael C. Hall) and Keith (Mathew St. Patrick) look for “genuinely new” ways to start over; Federico (Freddy Rodriguez) seeks out a priest for absolution; Vanessa (Justina Machado) gets tired of Angelica (Melissa Marsala); Claire (Lauren Ambrose) shares a secret with Russell (Ben Foster); Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) does “the neighbor thing” with Joe (Justin Theroux); and Ruth (Frances Conroy) sings the praises of her new husband George (James Cromwell). Written by Craig Wright; directed by Michael Cuesta.

Episode #41: “In Case of Rapture” Debut Date: SUNDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: June 22 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (9:00 p.m.) and 26 (10:30 p.m.), and July 4 (9:00 p.m.) HBO2 playdate: June 21 (10:00 p.m.) George puts his stamp on the Fisher home, settling into domestic routines that irk Arthur (Rainn Wilson); David cautions Nate about projecting his grief onto clients; Keith applies for a glamorous new job; Joe challenges the logic of Brenda’s 12-step plan; Claire reawakens her artistic muse after meeting Edie (Mena Suvari), a free spirit; and Federico proves that charity doesn’t always begin at home. Written by Rick Cleveland; directed by Dan Attias.

Episode #42: “Parallel Play” Debut Date: SUNDAY, JUNE 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: June 29 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m.), and July 3 (9:30 p.m.) and 4 (10:00 p.m.) HBO2 playdate: June 28 (10:00 p.m.) The Fishers hold a yard sale; David grooms Arthur for a new role; Nate gets intimately involved in Maya’s afternoon playgroup; Claire attends an art party; Ruth and George receive some unwanted wedding gifts; Federico gets caught up in family responsibilities; Keith adjusts to his new job; Joe isn’t thrilled by Brenda’s yearning for normalcy; and some important memories go up in smoke. Written by Jill Soloway; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

SIX FEET UNDER is produced in association with The Greenblatt Janollari Studio; executive produced by Alan Ball, Robert Greenblatt, David Janollari, Alan Poul and Bruce Eric Kaplan; co-executive producers, Rick Cleveland and Scott Buck; supervising producer, Jill Soloway; producers, Kate Robin, Bob Del Valle and Lori Jo Nemhauser. Academy Award(r) and Oscar(r) are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.