Pushing Daisies creeps closer to cancellation

By Tim Surette

Nov 14, 2008

The facts are these: Things aren't looking good for our beloved Pushing Daisies. The ABC drama, once cherished as a breath of fresh air in another monotonous television season is now surrounded by the putrid stink of death. Production on the show's initial 13-episode order wraps up today, and guess what...ABC still hasn't ordered more from the Pushing Daisies producers.

According to TVWeek.com, ABC spokespeople have stated that no decision has been made yet on Pushing Daisies, but all signs point to "see ya, wouldn't want to be ya!"

Ratings for Pushing Daisies have declined dramatically from its debut season, despite the fact that the quality of season two seems to be on par with season one. Many blame the writers' strike, which shortened season one and left ABC to decide between bringing the show back for a few episodes late last year, or take a break and bring it back full-force for a reintroduction this season. ABC chose the latter, and it's believed that the plan backfired.

So what's the plan if Pushing Daisies is canceled? Well, it's good news for Heroes, oddly enough. The incredibly talented creator of Pushing Daisies, Bryan Fuller, told EW.com that he would be open to returning to Heroes, where he worked on season one (not coincidentally the show's finest season by far).

"I am exclusive to Daisies through the delivery of the 13th episode of our 13-episode order, which will be mid-January," Fuller told EW.com. "If Daisies isn't picked up by then, I will definitely be going back to play with my friends at Heroes."

Fuller also said that should Pushing Daisies get wiped off the face of television, he would like to finish the story in graphic novel form. Just keep the bright colors and witty dialogue, please, and let Chuck and Ned get it on for Pete's sake!

Mourn with us, Pushing Daisies fans. And for those who can't get enough Daisies, I highly recommend checking out Fuller's Daisies-esque Wonderfalls on DVD. (Bonus: Lee Pace was in that too, and yeah, that was canceled before its time as well.)

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  • Scooby_Gal Nov 22, 2008

    I'm crushed and heartbroken! Its so rare to find a show like this let alone one that makes you smile and giddy every minute of the episode!

    Its a sad sad time for television

    If ABC really wanted it to succeed they would have promoted it more and aired reruns! They were not in the game!

  • MarWash Nov 21, 2008

    Let me get this straight... "Pushing Daises", gone. "Dirty Sexy Money", gone. What a shame people are too dim-witted to watch good television and are hypnotized by crap like "American Idol" and "Biggest Loser". pfft! Ive lost all hope. whats next, "Heroes", "Supernatural"... "Bones"?

  • tvownsLEXIE Nov 21, 2008

    It's done, the ax has fallen. I hope the ending will be okay for devoted fans!

  • pufek20 Nov 21, 2008

    I've heard that ABC cancel Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone. What thay have done??? BUUUU Pushing Daisies noooo!!!!

  • drwoowoocl Nov 21, 2008

    I wanted to see it, but I never knew what day it was on. You think maybe ABC shouldve done a better job of promoting it? Oh, wait, we are talking about a network! Silly me, of course, they are totally clueless as to promoting a good show!

  • cgurl88 Nov 20, 2008

    check out the petition and keep watching ppl

  • angeland8 Nov 20, 2008

    I was surprised when saw what shows were more popular than this one.

  • Superlink517 Nov 20, 2008

    Soo many shows on TV right now deserve to be cancelled more than Pushing Daisies. There's gotta be a way to get more people watching it so it wont die!

  • layladee08 Nov 20, 2008

    I just rented season one yesterday, and I must say this is a great show. Very unique! Even if its canceled, I will be buying it.

  • xoiamme91ox Nov 20, 2008

    all i have to say is BUH-BYE to pushing daisies. it wasnt an aweful show, but i'm not going to be sad when its gone.

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