Saturday, November 15, 2008

Insert Sad Joke About 'Pushing Daisies' Possibly Pushing Up Daisies

Remember "Pushing Daisies," the best new show on TV last year? It seems that the writer's strike, coupled with ABC's dumbass decision not to bring it back for some spring episodes after the strike ended, halted the show's momentum. It hasn't been doing so hot in the ratings department, despite some very good episodes and intriguing plot developments.

The show stars Lee Pace as a pie maker who can bring the dead back to life—with a few catches—and has one of the most unique, eye-popping visual schemes on television.

Production just wrapped on the first 13 episodes of season 2 (season 1 only had nine), and ABC doesn't seem likely to order more.

An ABC spokesperson said no decision has been made, and series creator Bryan Fuller said he has not heard a verdict.

"Our ABC exec was on the set last night saying they are still swinging in the fight to keep 'Daisies' on the air," Fuller said. "Spirits are high and hopeful and everyone here is very proud of our work and this show."

Fuller previously expressed interest in returning to the writing staff of NBC's "Heroes" if "Daisies" departs. He also has indicated that he would finish this season's story lines in comic book form.

Sadly, it sounds like the show either needs a ratings boost, fast, or it'll need it's own pie maker to bring it back to life. (Sorry! But how could I resist?)


Anonymous said...

Pathetic. If ABC gives up on it now they'll be singing the same sad tune that FOX did when they dropped Arrested Development and all the fans came out of the woodwork.

Janean said...

Is there a petition we can sign somewhere? Oh, yes! I found it.
Signing it now.

Janean said...

Wow. I'm the 41,801st person to sign the petition. And there's this one, too, where you can comment on the show directly to ABC:

Janean said...

If only Ned the piemaker could touch this show just once and make it live again! But then, what show would have to die in its place? I can think of a few I wouldn't miss.