Pushing Daisies is cancelled. It has been a great show, but its stamina got to an end. This one is officially cancelled, there´s not much hope for the show… we saw a lot of other Cancelled Shows and Series…
Pushing Daisies is an American television comedy-drama created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC for two seasons. Touted as a “forensic fairy tale”, Pushing Daisies centers around a pie-maker with the ability to bring the dead back to life with minor stipulations.The final three episodes will air Saturdays at 10:00 PM Eastern/9:00 PM Central on ABC starting Saturday, May 30, 2009.
What is Pushing Daisies About? – Plot
Pushing Daisies centers on the life of Ned, a pie-maker gifted with the mysterious ability to bring dead things back to life by touching them. There are some conditions to this somewhat unusual talent. Ned quickly learns that if something is revived for more than exactly one minute, something of similar “life value” in the vicinity drops dead, as a form of balance. Additionally, if he touches the revived person or thing a second time, it falls dead again, this time permanently.
In the pilot episode, Ned discovers his gift as a child by resurrecting his Golden Retriever, Digby, after the dog is hit by a truck. He later brings back his mother when she dies of an aneurysm. However, in doing this, he accidentally causes the death of the father of his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte “Chuck” Charles, as the “price” of keeping his mother alive. Even worse, Ned’s mother falls dead permanently when she gives him a good-night kiss (which is how he learns the effect of the second touch).
In their childhood, Ned and Chuck become separated after Chuck’s agoraphobic aunts, Vivian and Lily, move in to take the role of her parents, while Ned is shipped off by his father to a lonely boarding school.
Inheriting his mother’s baking talents, Ned becomes a pie-maker who owns a restaurant called “The Pie Hole”, which he runs with the help of waitress Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth). The restaurant is failing financially when private investigator Emerson Cod accidentally discovers Ned’s gift and offers him a proposal: Ned will bring murder victims back to life, inquire about the circumstances of their untimely death, then touch them once more, all before his set limit of sixty seconds is up. Emerson will then solve the case and they will split the reward money for solving the unanswered questions surrounding the death.
The scheme succeeds until they learn that Chuck, whom Ned hasn’t seen since childhood, was murdered while on a cruise ship. When her body is shipped back home, Ned revives her, but can’t bring himself to allow her to stay dead by touching her a second time. Against his better judgment, Ned allows her to live and the larcenous funeral home director falls dead in her place. Ned and Chuck fall in love again and he brings her home to live with him under the unique circumstances of their never being able to touch each other. Chuck is extraordinarily grateful upon receiving a second chance at life, and as such she starts to appreciate life as a truly precious resource and Ned, witnessing his vivacious beauty’s happiness, begins to break out of his lonely shell. Chuck joins Ned and Emerson in investigating deaths for reward money, starting with tracking down her own killer. Despite Emerson’s disapproval of “dead girl,” he often allows Chuck to assist when necessary. Other storylines include Emerson’s search for his missing daughter, after she was taken away by her mother, a conwoman. During the series he works on a pop-up book called “Little Gumshoe” in hopes that it will be published and that his daughter will read the book and find her way back to him. Olive Snook pines away for Ned. Chuck’s aunts slowly learn to accept the death of their only niece, and becomes friends with Olive, who brings them pie laced with homeopathic mood enhancers baked by Chuck to uplift their spirits.
By the end of the series, Emerson’s daughter returns to him, Chuck is able to reveal that she is alive to Lily and Vivian, and Olive has fallen in love and opens her own restaurant (dedicated to Macaroni and Cheese.)
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