Pushing Daisies Lives Up To Its Name

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It's the news that we've been hoping we'd never have to share - even though we saw it coming for weeks. Sadly, ABC has canceled Pushing Daisies. The network has made no official announcement about the series' end, relying instead on boilerplate comments that no final decision has been made. But show creator Bryan Fuller has come clean about the show's lack of future... and where we may see Ned, Chuck and everyone else from the Pie Hole next.Talking to E! Online's Kristen Dos Santos, Fuller admitted that low ratings had finally taken their toll on the show (This week's episode showed yet another drop in viewership, and the series' worst-ever rating in the all-important-to-advertisers 18-34 demographic):

[ABC president] Steve McPherson called me, and said 'We gave it the best shot we could'... To be honest, I'm really not feeling very boo hoo about it. 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.


Of course, just because we've seen the last of Pushing Daisies the television show doesn't mean that we've seen the last of Pushing Daisies altogether. Fuller explained:

[W]e 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.

This wouldn't be Daisies first time as a comic - Before the show premiered, a preview comic was given away at 2007's San Diego Comic-Con; you can read it (and perhaps catch a glimpse of the show's future) here. Production wrapped this week on the show's thirteenth episode, which will end with a cliffhanger. Fuller didn't comment on whether this meant that he was heading back to Heroes anytime soon. Sources: Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Canceled [E! Online]


In TV's defense, we are in a much better state than we were six years ago. I mean, we still have reality TV but remember when EVERYTHING was reality TV or CSI? This cancellation sucks, but at least there are still some pretty big name genre shows on TV. Fringe, True Blood, Heroes (for better and for worse), Smallvillve, Supernatural, BSG, All teh Stargates, Dr. Who.

All I'm saying is that, we've been through worse times.