ABC dates final Daisies, Eli, Dirty

It's finally almost time for closure. ABC has set up its summer schedule, and in addition to a heap of new and returning reality programs, the network has scheduled the remaining episodes of shows it cancelled last year.

Saturday nights will be the day ABC burns off the final episodes of Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone, and Dirty Sexy Money. Pushing Daisies will say goodbye first, airing each Saturday at 10 p.m. from May 30 to June 13. Eli Stone will take the next shift June 20 to July 11, and Dirty Sexy Money will end things July 18 to August 8.

As for the rest of the schedule, don't expect much in the way of scripted programs. Reality dominates ABC's warm months, with The Bachelorette being the big gun of the group. The dating show will return May 18 and star Jillian Harris, who finished in third place in the last cycle of The Bachelor, as she picks from a group of studs.

Behind The Bachelorette starting May 25 will be Here Come the Newlyweds, which apparently is in its second season (I have zero recollection of this program).

Also scheduled are the return of human obstacle-course Wipeout (Wednesday, May 27), the premieres of Mike Judge's animated The Goode Family (May 27) and the sporty The Superstars (Tuesday, June 23), and the second coming of I Survived a Japanese Game Show (Wednesday, July 8).

But what you'll really want to tune in for is the July 20 debut of Dating in the Dark--one of the season's most ridiculous shows. The premise sees three single men and three single women set up on mini-dates with each other… in complete darkness.

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I have been so frustrated by the lack of quality shows lately and am thrilled to see Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone back on. I thought all I had to look forward to was Burn Notice. Now I am ecstatic. This really made my night! I love these shows! Please someone get the networks to know that not everyone enjoys reality shows! I want some more shows like ELi and DSMoney!
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Both Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies were great shows and I am truely upset that they have to call it a day. I have already seen the finale of Pushing Daisies, as most fans will have by now, and I must say that though it provided closure it still left me wanting more.
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Save Eli Stone. It was a clean well produced show with good actors and very well written, a breath of fresh air, If we are shutting down shows due to ratings at the time of release the whole process needs to change. Give viewers a chance to see the show at least.
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cannot believe pushing daisies is finished. i'm soo relieved to soon see the ending, but i can't believe it's over. it was an amazing show with an amazing cast, and jim dale's narration was great. sad to see it go.
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never watched much pushing daisies or eili i tryed but could get into them not my type of show..they should also get rid of some realty shows while ther at it....can't wait to see somemore wipeout that show cracks me up the whole epsiode I'm laughing my ass off
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this sounds like fox would, since abc is also corporate owned of course they are going to act like idiots that want to shove relity garbage down the throats of the idiotic masses, make those with intelligence switch to watching cable solely if they have, and the 1s with brains but no cable simply go to listening to the radio shows on BBC radio and other stations(you can listen to BBC radio online and on-demand).
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I agree with aleric, the neilsens need to be redesigned, I know they are not counting my viewing, Anything I want to watch I TIVO, and watch my 2nd choice live, So I do not think the ratings reflect what people are really watching.
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I have to give ABC some props, Most shows just get cancelled and that is it, But I think lately stations are realizing that viewers are going to cable cause of this and they finishing the shows more than they had from like 95-2006
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Iam just glad we will get closure with Pushing Daisies, It was truly a shining star in a million.
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Looking at the bloodbath of TV cancellations and the glut of awful reality shows I think it is time we revolted against the Nielsen Ratings System. Apparently they only choose the most cattle like families for their group of 5000 people that determine what stays on. Frankly I don't believe in the accuracy. They certainly do not reflect the shows that are popular on a site like this one. The networks only care about advertising revenue based on artificial demographics. The only way to effect them is to give the sponsors the idea that you are helping them. Make the corporations who advertise insist that the shows return or they will take their ad dollar elsewhere. If the Nielsen system is debunked maybe the public can be in charge of the fate of the shows we invest ourselves in. Pass it on.
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"Dirty Sexy Money is too much like Brothers and Sisters but set on the east coast and have like 10 times the money the walkers have"

^^^OK, whoever said that probably didn't watch either show as they weren't anything alike other than both families were white. What I want to know are who are these morons eating up this reality show crap and why are they bothering to even watch TV? Watching a reality show is just another form of voyeurism...let them go peek in their neighbor's window for that and let these reality shows fail and die like they should!
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Well finally they will air these shows, big bad brave abc putting them on sat night, the worst night for ratings because they don't want to take any chances putting them on a week night when the fans will prove them wrong by having the best ratings ever.
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Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money were great shows that deserved better time slots. I guess ABC should be pleased that they now have more air time to shove more rediculous reality shows down our throats.
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seriously...pushing daisies should have seen it coming. The story was good but the presentation was utter terrible...it's so cartoonish. If they stick it more down to earth then maybe it will be good...

Dirty sexy money getting cancelled is something I don't understand...

Eli Stone...no comments.
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Well, at least we don't have to wait til the DVDs to get the rest of Pushing Daisies...
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I can't wait to see Pushing Daisies again.
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I will absolutely miss Dirty Sexy Money....I was never into either Eli or Pushing Daisies!!!!
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Pushing Daisies RIP Can't wait for the Goode Family.
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Knox, they were making ABC any money - i think pushing daisies would classify as one of the BEST tv shows of ALL TIME, just like DEAD LIKE ME but both didnt last coz people are just too narrow minded to get these kinds of shows - then give them American Idol and the eat it up! AI is the saddest show on tv right now and people watch it - YET they complain that there isnt anything to watch... at the moment the is a little show called KINGS on an ailing network aka the Peacock... WATCH IT! Im 'THE' saddest person on the planet to see Pushing Daisies go! (Eli stone was another version of Boston Legal so i wansnt to keen on that and likewise Dirty Sexy Money is too much like Brothers and Sisters but set on the east coast and have like 10 times the money the walkers have - still the same concept so wasnt impressed by the darlings either - Pushing Daisies however?! NOTHING LIKE IT...and there never will be!) You will be missed....
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shame.. they were enjoyable shows... only to be replaced by reality tv shows. What is happening to this world
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3 good shows replaced by reality tv, so sad
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Eli Stone was a great tv show. I'm in England where the last episodes have been aired already, very enjoyable. ABC are a bunch of !"£$%^&.
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All three make me happy so it really is sad to see them go.
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RIP 3 good shows.
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Well I'm glad they have it in them to air the final episodes of Pushing Daisies! How I've missed seeing Ned, Olive, Chuck, Emerson, the Aunts, Pigby and Digby. So sad!
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It's about time they put a date on the last couple Pushing D eps...
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I am sorry to see good shows that actually are enjoyable get cancelled . I have also wondered why so many stupid reality shows get on air but then I realised there probably an awful lot of people who don't care how stupid they look or how much they embarass themselves, they just want their five minutes of fame no matter how they get it knowingly or not
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I smell some winners...... =/
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