ABC cancels Pushing Daisies

This news sucks so much, I don't even feel like starting off with "The facts were these..." But the sad fact is this: Pushing Daisies has been canceled. Online reports blew up late last night over the unique program's demise, with creator Bryan Fuller confirming the cancellation to E Online.

"To be honest, I'm really not feeling very boo-hoo about it," Fuller told the site. "I am so proud of the show. We put together 22 really good episodes, and there is a lot to be proud of. I'm sure I'll be working with a lot of these people again, and I would love to do so."

Daisies had been on the ropes almost all season, posting disappointing numbers despite being praised by critics (and me) and developing a passionate fan base. ABC will air all 13 episodes produced this season before the lights fade out forever.

Pushing Daisies stars Lee Pace as Ned, a pie maker with the unusual gift of being able to reanimate the dead with a touch, and to send them back to their maker with another touch. However, if the newly undead stay undead for longer than a minute, someone else dies...for good. Ned meets Emerson Cod (Chi McBride), a money-hungry private detective, and the two team up to solve murders using Ned's ability to ask the victims. And if that wasn't complicated enough, Ned brings his childhood crush back to life, and the two form a relationship that requires them not to touch. Phew.

According to Fuller, the 13th (and final) episode of this season (and series) ends on a cliffhanger, and Fuller has every intention of seeing this story resolve itself. He's working with DC Comics to get some Pushing Daisies comics made to tie loose ends, but he's also got bigger ideas.

"We are talking to DC Comics about doing comic books that will wrap up our storylines, and I already have a pitch for a movie ready to go," said Fuller.

The supertalented Fuller has also been rumored to return to his pre-Daisies gig--as writer for Heroes.

So what did Daisies in? All signs point to fallout from the writers strike and ABC's idea to not bring the show back until this season. Shows that did return after the strike have flourished this season, and those that didn't, are, well...pushing daisies.

Does the American television-watching public really have such short-term memories? Mourn in the comments section below, Daisies fans.

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Apr 16, 2016
I wish to say that I want the show back.. too many ?'s unanswered. we have a dead guy (chucks dad) running around. Whats up with Neds dad?, What will happen to the aunts?, how do they tell the reason Chuck is still alive?, what's going on with Cod's little girl?, and many many more..I'd be ok with netflixs picking it up or hulu
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Jan 07, 2016
Im so upset they need to bring this back it was the best series that me and my family enjoyed now there is nothing what happened to chucks dad and neds dad and emerson cod did he actually meet his daughter this shit is not fair what did we do to not get to watch this show no more when will making us feel good come before the head of the tv corporation to decide if it is worth it or not they should ask before they stop making a show. if not to bring it back start up a new series that is exactly like this one ggrrrrrrrr....im so mad
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Nov 29, 2015
Still mourning....
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May 10, 2015
I've just watched the whole lot again with some friends who hadn't seen it before, l live in west London. None of them could believe it only lasted two seasons. Maybe it would work on Netflix!
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Apr 07, 2014
This is so disappointing, it was SUCH a good TV series, you need to bring it back! Is it only in America now or has it stopped completely?
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Jan 20, 2014
Disappointing numbers? Its highest viewer rating was 10 MILLION!
how is that disapointing?
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Jan 20, 2014
Sorry, 12 MILLION
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Oct 02, 2010
This isnt't fair what dumb ass mother **** would git rid of one of the best shows on abc.Its ratarded Ya'll b back wit sum more mean comments motha **** BETTA FIX DIS ****
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Jan 14, 2009
Sigh, yet again the masses can not handle a program that actually uses the english language. We are left with fabricated 'reality' shows, sappy unrealistic teenage dramas and CSI wannabes. I knew as soon as I fell in love with Pushing Daisies that it would not last....It's quick wit, snappy retorts and engaging plots were too much for the brain dead american 'Joe Six-Pack' to follow. If only I had the touch and an extra minute...
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Jan 02, 2009
In mourning - another fabulous show bites the dust :(
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Jan 01, 2009
darn it. i will miss this show.
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Dec 31, 2008
Everyone should contact their local ABC affiliate and tell them they will never watch another second of their channel because Pushing Daisies was cancelled
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Dec 29, 2008
I'm so depressed. this is my absolute favorite show.
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Dec 29, 2008
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Man, this is one of my favorit shows. I'm really bumd out. I only just now (right after Christmas 2008) fould out and it makes for a really bad Holiday season.
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Dec 29, 2008
Are the only people signed up with the Nielsen's ratings basically trailer trash folks? That's that I'm guessing since trashy shows are being kept and some of the best shows are getting cancelled. Pushing Daisies is by far one of the best TV shows ever to be shown and I never would have thought it would get cancelled. How?? Everybody loves it!! It's like BBC canceling Doctor Who at the end of 2006. It's ludicrous and unthinkable! What's going on in this world? Knight Rider is kept and Pushing Daisies gets cancelled? Next thing we'll see a movie called Ass win a bunch of Oscarx.
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Dec 26, 2008
oooohhhh nooooooooooooooooooooooo. this. BLOWS.
i love every single one of the actors and characters of this silly show. :(
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Dec 18, 2008
It really was a surprise it made it to a second season - stuff this good never lasts. I'm looking forward to the movie(fingers crossed) but will so badly miss my weekly trp to the pie hole.
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Dec 18, 2008
Such a wonderful show. This truly is a loss. To be honest, I cynically never expected something so vivid, fresh, and intelligent to last more than 4 episodes on television. I'm glad to have had as many episodes as we have.
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Dec 18, 2008
I'm terribly depressed. It's just not fair!
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Dec 13, 2008
they should make a movie to conclude the story if its going to end with a cliff hange because even though comics a creative idea a movie will be more fun and we get to see our favorite characters again.
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Dec 11, 2008
fuller so gifted tho all his shows seem to
go over the typical viewer this is my third fave of his
DLM is his masterpiece which i see in his 2 others second fave was wonder falls he has odes to all his tv creations in pushing daisies i see
make good film mr fuller or hey
just let us pay online for your creative shows
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Dec 11, 2008
I love this show, but the only problem I see with the cancellation is the lack of a final episode. PD is the kind of clever and quirky show that, if allowed to continue too long, would eventually come to a disappointing end. Remember Twin Peaks? Gilmore Girls was clever and quirky and went on way too long for it's own good. Some great shows are just not meant to go on forever, or even longer than a season or two. I'm just glad that ABC gave us the opportunity to see this show for as long as they did.
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Dec 11, 2008
It seems they finally cancell it So wrong

:(:(
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Dec 11, 2008
There ABC goes again. PD is unlike anything else on television. Santa's bringing ABC executives nuttin' for Chrismas.
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Dec 10, 2008
Oh man, this brings up my memories of Firefly.
Seems like ABC became the new FOX by cancelling great shows which are very appreciated by fans and just started to grow and became cult.
Listen ABC, I live in Germany and we love you for LOST but here PD is good with critics and viewers! We really would not like it to get cancelled! We are very dissapointed!
Shame on you!
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Dec 10, 2008
I am so sad and even angry that "Pushing Daisies" has been canceled. Finally a show with wit, intelligence, that is clever and amazing to look at? UGH!!! I absolutely love this show, and I'm really hard to please. PLEASE BRING PUSHING DAISIES BACK!!!!!
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Dec 08, 2008
uh...sooo sucks...hopefully some other network will bring this back, but its so stupid that some of the best shows have much less viewers than run-of-the-mill shows...for example why is Knight Rider still on?
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Dec 06, 2008
It's The best TV show there is today!!!
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Dec 04, 2008
Sooo disappointed! Boo hoo, this show is my favorite TV confection and I'm going to go into withdrawal once it ends. It's the curse of Bryan Fuller. His stuff comes out and wows you, then POOF it's gone=[
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Dec 04, 2008
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! They always do this too me. when i start liking a show they always cancel it!!!! why me!
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Dec 04, 2008
Whaaaaat!!!! NOOOO!!!!!
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Dec 03, 2008
The best show on TV...I'm really disappointed... first Eli and now Pushing Daisies...



Why do I even watch these series? The good ones always end... : ((((
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Dec 01, 2008
NOOOOOO!!! D: im sad now...
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Dec 01, 2008
How could ABC be so stupid!Pushing Daisies is the best and most original show on Tv.
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Nov 30, 2008
This show is a a really good show and didnt fall to the normal marketing, say with figurines and all other plush toys. It is quirky and isnt the action figure type show. It really isnt ment for kids.
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Nov 30, 2008
noooooo!!!!!!! how can this have happened?? maybe there needs to be stuff like ned action figures...
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Nov 30, 2008
This is the saddest news in TV. EVER. I love "Pushing Daisies," and I was so excited when ABC picked it up for Season 2 (and it scored high in ratings in Season 1). I thought that finally, a show this quirky and different could survive on a major network. Well, I guess I couldn't be more wrong. "Daisies" was the wittiest, quirkiest, most original show I had ever seen. I love it, watched it, and read about it online. Really, Bryan Fuller is brilliant, and the writing, directing, and acting on this show has been PHENOMENAL. I can't imagine better casting than Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth, Swoosie Kurtz, Ellen Greene or Jim Dale as our delightful narrator. This is the only comedy I've basically ever watched--and it still makes me laugh out loud hysterically--even when I've seen the episode a few times! How many shows could I say that about??? It's sad that a show this intelligent, smart, thought-provoking that requires higher thinking could be cancelled instead of something like a crappy reality show. But once again, the networks are too scared to try something different and have a little faith in a "cult" show; not only that, but they'd prefer to have a lame reality show that is cheap to produce instead of an expensive (but well worth it) and glorious series like "Daisies". I have officially lost my faith in ABC--I liked "Eli Stone", too. Frankly, I'm amazed they kept "Lost"--that's original, too. Now, if they ax "Life on Mars", I'm done with ABC. You are on my list because of cancelling "Daisies." But, I'm thankful that "Daisies" entered my life at least for a little bit. Thank YOU, Pushing Daisies. (Mr. Fuller, please, please, please, I'd love a movie!!! I'd pay three times the regular movie ticket amount to see it--although if you did a comic book to tie up the loose ends, that would be acceptable too.)
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Nov 30, 2008
This is THE saddest news since the the publication of the last of the Harry Potter Books. I love this cast; It is brillant writing, acting and production as well as The talented Jim Dale (Harry Potter Audio Book Narrator ) does a superb job as usual narrating this show. It is LOL funny, it is interesting, requires thinking, and is not mindless entertainment. I Just don't understand why networks will not stick with Programs and promote them longer and give them a better chance of catching on... now we are further being insulted by hearing that Scrubs is coming to ABC, a show that should have been canceled after the first season and or sent to a cable comedy channel... but definitely not deserving of network prime time like PUSHING DAISIES and its ALL STAR CAST... COME on ABC, as a Disney Stockholder, KEEP the Magic alive... Let Ned touch this show and bring it back to life, if something has to die I am sure you get rid of one of your violent crime shows or news shows... we need more intelligent shows like Pushing Daises that spring forth, romance, love, hope, drama, laughter, intrigue, and require some intelligence to enjoy. I love you CAST, CREW and Writers... YOU are all Brillant!
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Nov 28, 2008
why listen to the fans when you can listen to your wallets.....



Sometimes it takes a little time, effort(as in promotion), and word of mouth to get a show out there...and perhaps a little faith!

It sucks that there is nothing original out there
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Nov 28, 2008
I am slowly losing all faith in the television network's abilities to make accurate decisions on what shows to cancel and keep. I don't think they listen to the fans. I am very disappointed in the death of Daisies.
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Nov 28, 2008
Somebody should put a bomb in ABC, siruslly, Its the best show in TV today, I have no idea what are they thinking.
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Nov 27, 2008
The petition is up to 53755 Sign it now!! http://www.petitiononline.com/daisies/petition.html
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Nov 27, 2008
Each ep gets better and better! It's gonna kill me when there are no more!
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Nov 27, 2008
=[

there goes my second fave show
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Nov 27, 2008
@ tjgs:
I feel exactly the same. All shows i watch get cancelled.
The only show i like that was not cancelled is NCIS, but thay are actually about to screw up with it in a totally opposite way: they're making a spin-off. Oh dude. What on earth is wrong with these TV Networks these days!?
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Nov 26, 2008
what a bummer. This is truly an imaginative and creative show. It's too bad ABC dropped it, I hope another network picks it up. Thanks to Pushing Daisies for two fabulous seasons. Will buy on DVD.
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Nov 26, 2008
It is hard to find a good show as positive and quirky as Pushing Daisies--and of course they take it off the air! Any chance it could be picked up by another network? Probably not. I'll add it to my list of favorite shows dropped: Firefly, Moonlight, Eli Stone, etc.
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Nov 26, 2008
Any chance of this show or Eli Stone getting picked up by other networks. They are too good to be cut.
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Nov 26, 2008
I would love to have a Pushing Daisies movie... I can't handle cliffhangers and i really would love to know what happens. Go for the movie!
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Nov 26, 2008
Not fair I love PD
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Nov 26, 2008
this is a crime! one of the best shows on today
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