Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Lifetime TV network has dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found and the co-owners face criminal charges.

The network in June announced a show called “Good Grief” would air July 23 about the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday that Lifetime canceled the show before it premiered. Lifetime Networks vice president Les Eisner says the program “has not and will not air on Lifetime.”

Police on July 15 were summoned when the building owner, amid eviction proceedings for unpaid rent, found the mortuary closed and unattended bodies.

Dondre Johnson and his wife, Rachel Hardy-Johnson, face corpse abuse charges. Police on Friday had no attorney information for them.

Messages left Friday with Lifetime weren’t immediately returned.