Season 1

What are the final weeks, days and very moments of life really like? Time of Death offers an unflinching, intimate look at remarkable people facing their own mortality. Cameras follow these brave, terminally ill individuals as they live out the end of their lives, supported by family, friends, and dedicated healthcare and hospice workers who gently guide the process. This groundbreaking documentary series provides a tangible, hopeful reminder of the finite nature of our time here on earth.

Maria & Michael
Episode 1: Maria & Michael

Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2013

Maria, a single mother nearing the end of her fight against stage IV breast cancer, awaits the results of her latest CAT scan. Meanwhile, her 25 year-old daughter, Little, steps up to become the guardian of her underage half-siblings - but can she navigate the legal maze to finalize Maria's wishes before it's too late? After a short fight with cancer, Navy vet Michael is staring death in the face. With his parents by his side, he confronts his greatest regret: the end of his relationship with the love of his life. Series premiere.

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Maria & Lenore
Episode 2: Maria & Lenore

Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2013

Maria is excited about a new clinical trial, but her children are alarmed when radiation treatments to her brain begin affecting her physical and mental capacities. With a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Lenore, herself a death and dying psychotherapist, prepares to say goodbye to her sons, grandchildren, and husband of 53 years.

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Maria & Cheyenne
Episode 3: Maria & Cheyenne

Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2013

After Maria's car accident, Little struggles in her new role as primary caretaker of both her mom and two younger siblings. In the advanced stages of ALS, Cheyenne, who communicates now using only his eyes and a computer, seeks redemption for past transgressions and a reunion with his mother and the two sons he's never known.

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Maria & Toni
Episode 4: Maria & Toni

Original Air Date: Nov 22, 2013

Maria's family is pushed to its breaking point with a surprise visit from Jim, her ex and the father of Julia and Andrew. As a public health advocate who has devoted her career to preventing cancer, it feels like the ultimate irony for Dr. Toni Yancey to receive a diagnosis of lung cancer. With her partner by her side, Toni reconciles that she won't have more time to help others or be an example to their young granddaughter.

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Maria, Laura & Brad
Episode 5: Maria, Laura & Brad

Original Air Date: Nov 29, 2013

With her two teenagers now in foster care and their custody still unresolved, Maria heads to court with Little, determined to prevail in the final showdown with the kids' father. Forced to move cross-country due to metastatic cancer, Laura and daughter Lisa turn it into a big road trip in an effort to have as much fun as possible with Laura's remaining time. Brad is resigned to death, but his loving wife Verda of 49 years is not ready and left speechless when his final wish is revealed.

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Maria & Nicolle
Episode 6: Maria & Nicolle

Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2013

Will Little finally get permanent custody of her siblings and bring them home from foster care after Maria's death? Nineteen year-old Nicolle isn't ready to stop fighting in her battle against stage IV melanoma; however, frequent hospitalizations have her extended family fearful they won't be able to honor her wishes. Season finale.

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    This groundbreaking documentary series offers an unflinching, intimate look at remarkable, terminally ill people facing their own mortality. It provides a tangible, hopeful reminder of the finite nature of our time here on earth.

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