At Fisher & Diaz, lives are in flux. Nate is struggling to reaffirm his relationship with Brenda while raising his daughter, even as David and Keith long for children of their own. Ruth tries to cope with her mentally fragile husband George, Claire seeks to broaden her horizons, and Federico strives to fill the void left by Vanessa. What’s next?
Find out when SIX FEET UNDER kicks off its 12-episode fifth and final season MONDAY, JUNE 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with the episode entitled “A Coat of White Primer,” followed by other editions on subsequent Mondays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.

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Wrapping its fourth season last September, the Emmy® and Golden Globe winner SIX FEET UNDER was created by Alan Ball (winner of the Best Original Screenplay Oscar® 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.

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Cast regulars for the fifth season of SIX FEET UNDER are: Peter Krause (Nate), Michael C. Hall (David), Rachel Griffiths (Brenda), Frances Conroy (Ruth), Lauren Ambrose (Claire), Freddy Rodriguez (Federico), Mathew St. Patrick (Keith), James Cromwell (George) and Justina Machado (Vanessa).
Also appearing in the new episodes will be: Kathy Bates (Bettina), Veronica Cartwright (Peg) Joanna Cassidy (Margaret), Patricia Clarkson (Sarah), Jennifer Elise Cox (Mary), Ileana Douglas (Angela), Tina Holmes (Maggie), Richard Jenkins (Nathaniel), Peter Macdissi (Olivier), Matt Malloy (Roger), Catherine O’Hara (Carol), Lili Taylor (Lisa) and Jeremy Sisto (Billy).

June’s episodes:

Episode #52: “A Coat of White Primer”
Debut date: MONDAY, JUNE 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: June 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (10:00 p.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m.) and 24 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 7 (midnight) and 11 (9:00 p.m.)
Ruth dreads George’s return from the hospital in light of his diagnosis; Nate and Brenda prep for a big day, but an emergency makes them reconsider; David and Keith discuss alternative parenting options; Rico navigates new waters via internet dating; and Claire enjoys domestic bliss, but crosses a line with her camera.

Written by Kate Robin; Directed by Rodrigo Garcia.

Episode #53: “Dancing for Me”
Debut date: MONDAY, JUNE 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 15 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (10:00 p.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.) and 24 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 14 (11:00 p.m.) and 18 (9:00 p.m.)
Nate hangs with some high school friends and finds little in common anymore; Ruth gets relief from George’s daughter Maggie; Brenda is reluctant to accept Margaret’s help and struggles in her new internship; David and Keith’s latest baby dream starts to resemble a nightmare; Claire bemoans being pigeonholed by her art; Billy defends his career, but wonders what happened to his old self; and Rico seeks sympathy from Vanessa.

Written by Scott Buck; directed by Daniel Attias.

Episode #54: “Hold My Hand”
Debut date: MONDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 22 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:00 p.m.)
Claire is seduced by Billy’s newfound lust for life but hits a roadblock on her educational journey; George is haunted by visions of an early trauma; Brenda feels at home with her new supervisor Jackie; David and Keith meet Mary, a fertile young woman; Vanessa encourages Rico to mingle; Nate shares a tragic bond with Maggie; and Ruth finds a surprise hidden in George’s clothes.

Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

Episode #55: “Time Flies”
Debut date: MONDAY, JUNE 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 29 (11:00 p.m.), July 1 (10:00 p.m.), 3 (10:00 p.m.) and 15 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 28 (11:00 p.m.) and July 2 (9:00 p.m.)
Brenda is disturbed by Nate’s reaction to her news; Ruth shares her feelings about George with her knitting circle; David and Keith “propose” to Mary and meet Roger’s equally unconventional family; Rico is shocked at how Vanessa and the boys are doing; George shares a beer and a song with Billy, whose recent behavior repulses Claire; and Nate comes home to an unpleasant surprise.

Written by Craig Wright; directed by Alan Poul.

The executive producers of SIX FEET UNDER are Alan Ball, Robert Greenblatt, David Janollari, Alan Poul, Bruce Eric Kaplan and Rick Cleveland; co-executive producers, Scott Buck and Jill Soloway; supervising producer, Kate Robin; producers, Lori Jo Nemhauser, Bob Del Valle and Craig Wright; co-producer, Nancy Oliver.