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Flower Power: ABC Orders More "Daisies"

Get a fresh piece of pie: there's one new series that certainly won't be pushing up daisies by midseason.

In a move that instantly made me jump out of my chair and do a victory dance, ABC has ordered the back nine episodes of freshman drama Pushing Daisies.

The order brings the episodic total for this season of Pushing Daisies, which stars Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, and Kristin Chenoweth, to 22 episodes. (In your face, naysayers!)

Personally, I feel that the news of Pushing Daisies' pickup validates the belief that America deserves more than cookie-cutter procedurals and endless reality series and that there truly is an audience out there for series that unique, intelligent, and quirky.

Pushing Daisies, created by Bryan Fuller and produced by Warner Bros Television, airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on ABC.


Yay! I was really worried that this wouldn't make it through a full season (since it's, you know, original, creative, and all the other things that network execs usually shrink from). This is *very* good news!
Anonymous said…
But can it sustain 22 episodes?

a question: when people create these shows do they have a story arc that will fill 22 episodes?? or do they make it up after a certain time??
mB said…
I am quite confident it can sustain 22 episodes. I think a bunch of us were afraid it wouldn't be able to survive even episode 2 but I think these past episodes have potentially dispelled any doubt I had about the concept running dry after the pilot.
So yay! Pushing Daisies for at least an entire season!
Unknown said…
Yay!!! I expected it to be canceled in the dark.

Since there's no large story arc, I don't see why it can't sustain 22 eps. Of course, writing can go up (Star Trek: TNG) or down (Alias).
The CineManiac said…
Wonderful News!!! I'm so in love with this show, and hope it makes it several more seasons.
Anonymous said…
Congrats, Jace, I know this is a very happy day for you...
Anonymous said…
Although I've expressed some doubts about the show, I agree this is great news, you are right Jace that this is exactly the kind of TV the networks should be funding in preference to tried and trusted undemanding formula shows.

I really want this show to excel. Silly, I know, but it is a measure of how much TV can mean to us when it really works that means we place such giddy demands on something that we think might live up to what we know TV is capable of.

The only downside is I don't know how Anna is gonna to find time for the film project her reappearance in the limelight has spurred me to come up with.
Anonymous said…
I wasn't online yesterday, but still got about five texts to tell me this news.
All, I can say is: YAY!
(Also, I have cherry pie to watch tonights episode with, so also, yum.)

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