R.I.P. for 'Six Feet Under'

HBO (search) is preparing to bury "Six Feet Under." (search)

The cable channel confirms that the upcoming fifth season of "Six Feet" will be its last.

Series creator Alan Ball (search) recently told HBO executives that he felt the show — revolving around the trials of a family that runs a mortuary — will have run out of creative steam by the end of the upcoming 12-episode season.