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Friday, November 14, 2008

Is Pushing Daisies Pushing Daisies?

Rumors are swirling of the imminent demise of the critically acclaimed ABC series Pushing Daisies, ever since filming wrapped on the 13th and final episode of the second season a couple days ago. The network has not ordered any further episodes, although it is believed it is trying to lock in the show's principals should the decision be made to greenlight a third season.

Despite a slew of Emmy nominations, the dark supernatural comedy has experienced plummeting ratings ever since the writer's strike hit during the show's first season. It was never able to regain the momentum it had before the strike, and the second season debuted to significantly lower ratings than the first season.

The show's creator Bryan Fuller was also the mastermind behind Showtime's highly underrated Dead Like Me. More recently, he was responsible for most of the first season of Heroes--ya know, before it started to suck--and it's rumored that he may return to the beleaguered NBC show should Pushing Daises indeed bite the dust.

This is a show I've just never quite gotten around to checking out, although I always mean to. It does have a strong cult following--just not strong enough, apparently, to keep it afloat.

5 comments:

Wings said...

My family and I love "Pushing Daisies" and it is going to be a sad day if it is cancelled. Another show to add to the "what if" pile, I guess, and that is just too bad.

Vince Liaguno said...

Pushing Daisies is an awesome show - creative, engaging, and visually stunning. It will be a shame if ABC doesn't stick with it.

Karswell said...

Wings and Vince summed it up, Pushing Daisies is tremendously imaginative, and funny/dark, epsecially for a network series. What a f$%kin drag if they cancel this, but kind of typical... the best shows always seem to go right over mainstream America's head (Arrested Development anyone?)

B-Sol said...

Give them Dancing with the Stars, I suppose.

thebonebreaker said...

This bites!

Pushing Daisies is Great!

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