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Lifetime drops show on Texas mortuary after owners charged over abandoned, decomposing bodies

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse.

Lifetime announced in June it would produce a show called "Good Grief" about the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth. The show was due to air July 23.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1l0ATFv ) reports that Lifetime Networks vice-president Les Eisner says the show "has not and will not air on Lifetime." The Associated Press left messages for Eisner seeking further comment Friday.

Business co-owners, Dondre Johnson and his wife and Rachel Hardy-Johnson, were charged last week after the building owner evicted the couple for non-payment of rent and discovered the decomposing bodies inside.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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