Pushing Daisies isn't

There's no immediate need for Ned the pie maker to touch Pushing Daisies; the show isn't dying anytime soon.

The facts are these: The young show is only 19 days, 18 hours, and 25 minutes old, but ABC has deemed the show worthy of a full-season pickup. The network has added nine episodes to the romantic dramedy's initial 13-show order, giving Pushing Daisies a 22-episode first season.

Pushing Daisies was praised by critics after screeners went out and quickly became the fall season's most buzzed-about show. However, many were still concerned for the show's success because Daisies' odd plot and presentation--its colorful sets and third-person narration (courtesy of Harry Potter's Jim Dale) give it a storybook-style quality--might ward off primetime viewers.

Turns out it didn't matter. Fans have flocked to the show, and it has won its Wednesday 8 p.m. time slot in the key demographic during its first three airings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Creator Bryan Fuller (Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me) brought his playful sense of macabre to the show, which ABC calls a "forensic fairytale." Lee Pace (who previously worked with Fuller on Wonderfalls) stars as Ned, a man with the ability to bring the dead back to life with a single touch...but only once. Should he touch the revived again, they die forever. However, if he keeps the revived around for longer than a minute, someone else in proximity dies for good.

A private investigator named Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) discovers Ned's power and decides he would make a good ally: Revive murder victims, ask them who killed them, then collect the reward. All goes swimmingly until Ned revives his childhood crush Charlotte (Anna Friel), and he realizes he can never touch her again.

Daisies joins Private Practice as the only two new shows picked up for full seasons by ABC so far this year.

While the Daisies pickup isn't entirely a surprise, another move by ABC may raise a few eyebrows. The network has ordered three more scripts of Carpoolers, the comedy from former Kids in the Hall player Bruce McCulloch. Script orders are generally a positive sign in the industry, but as noted before, do not necessarily guarantee more episodes.

Carpoolers follows the hilarity encountered by four men who drive to work together.

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I hope carpoolers stays. This is one of the best new shows in a while!
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If the carpoolers could just drive into a worm hole, to an alternate time slot, it might be saved.
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Hoorah! Hoorah! 'Nuff said.
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love love love pushing daisies!
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This is absolutely brilliant news because it is such a good show and not because it has a Brit influence with Anna Friel and Jim Dale (whose commentary makes it so good!); the whole show has a wonderful atmosphere about it and it is a great change to see something with a feel-good factor! I hope we get many many more series out of this fabulous storyline!
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Hooray for Pushing Daisies!!!!

I wish that it comes here to my country (NZ)!!!!
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Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Definitely one of fall's best series, and I'm happy to hear ABC sticking with it.
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i heard its a good show maybe i shoudl watch it
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they made a right decision! Pushing Daisies is a wonderful tv-series!
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Im so excited for Pushing Daisies it rocks =]
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This is definitely some great news. Pushing Daisies is by far the most creative new show of this season.
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Pushing Daisies is best watched on TiVo.
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good news
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I started watching that online and wow its good. I'm glad it got picked up for a full season
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WOW, one of my shows finally made it! Actually, two. I like PD & Carpoolers.
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That's good, i like "Pushing Daisies" the chemistry between Ned and Chuck is great. And the unusual narration style is a breath of fresh air in the cookie cutter TV we have nowadays.
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Woohoo! This is best new show by far. I just Wonderfalls could have had a full season.
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Pushing Daisies, IMHO, is the best thing to happen to TV this year. Very happy that they're keeping it on board :)
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The show seems pretty interesting, I wish they broadcasted it in my country (although I have no doubt they'd change the name :P )
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Very happy for Ned and the gang ;). It comes as no surprise, it's intelligent, fun, quirky and the cast work well together, that with writing and directing which are top notch make it a winner!
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I wasnt so sure Id like this one, but after 3 episodes I definitely do. Glad to see it will get 22 episodes to prove itself. So many good shows got the axe over the last year. Its good to see one of the good ones hang on.
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Pushing Daisies has become one of my new favorite shows. I love it because it's so different from any show we've seen on TV in a while. I think thats why alot of people watch it because it is so different.



Capoolers is also a funny show.
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This is so good, i was worried that it wouldn't click with audiences.

Best show in primetime in years, and that's a big call for me to make!
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WOOOHOOOO!!! YES!
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I am excited. PD deserves that full season. The Carpoolers is move is surprising, but Carpoolers does have a few laughs in it so Im not too upset.



But I am so glad that PD got a full season. YAY!
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I live in the uk and haven't seen the pilot yet, but it was one of the shows i was looking forward to. Knowing that we should see a full 22 episodes is great. i hate investing in a series and then its pulled straight away.
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This is awesome news
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Great news! ^_^
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great news
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I'm celebrating! Pushing Daisies is the best new show of the season, it so deserves that 22 episode order!!
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Awesome! Pushing Daisies has quickly become one of my favorite TV shows ever. :)
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This is great news. The best new show since Lost, better even than Heroes. Now if they just tone down the narration a bit it'll be perfect.



Now all we have to worry about is if it'll get a 2nd season.
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Pushing Daisies is Tv too good for Tv but thank goodness it is remaining on Tv for a full season. As for Carpoolers I tape it. Glad to see it is hangin' in by 3 more episodes. Loved Fred Goss in Sons & Daughters and I love him in Carpoolers too.
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This is good... Daisies deserves a full season! Bravo ABC! :)
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AWESOME news! This totally made my day!
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Great news!

I absolutely love the quirky storylines/characters in Pushing Daisies. My only gripe with the show: the cheesy CG effects (for the scenery mainly).
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Aw crap! I was so close to getting all angry that ABC wasn't giving Pushing Daisies a chance and were softening it up for cancelation. But then they act all sane. It's not fair.
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Yeahhh a full season of Pushing Daisies =D
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love pushing dasies it is so good I am so happy
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I'm so happy.I love that show!
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Yay, more Pushing Daisies. No such thing as too much of a good thing in this show.
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Pushing Daisies is absolutely awesome. I just love the style of the show. The colors are great.
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I love that show.
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PUSHING DAISIES!! My new third favorite show behind Lost and House. Go NED and CHUCK!!
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YES!!!!!!!!!
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great great great news, I adore PD :D
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Hurray for Pushing Daisies!!!
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CARPOOLERS!!!??? lol. i think it may only last those 3 more more episodes.
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Now that Pushing Daisies is set i am happy and done with the this fall season
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it's worth watching (i've reviewed each episode)
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