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A show created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC for two seasons, Pushing Daisies is a comedy drama that follows the strange life of a professional pie baker who possesses the ability to raise the dead with a touch. Ned the pie maker, played by Lee Pace, helps private investigator Emerson Cod played by Chi McBride with unsolved murders by bringing the victims back to life to ask how they died. The arrangement works out well for Ned until he learns his childhood sweetheart Charlotte "Chuck" Charles played by Anna Friel was murdered and, after Ned brings her back to life, he can't bring himself to put her back into death. Ned allows her to live and the pair fall in love and she comes to live him though they can never touch since a second touch to someone Ned brings back to life will kill them forever. Chuck joins Ned and Emerson in their investigations and the trio get involved in strange misadventures during cases while dealing with surprises and problems from their past and their present circumstances.
Throughout the series their inability to touch one another remains an obstacle for the couple. Another is Ned's guilt at knowledge that, as a child, bringing his own mother back from the dead killed Chuck's father. The pair also have the ongoing problem of keeping the secret of her being alive again from Lily and Vivian (played by Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene) the aunts who raised her. Ned must deal with Olive Snook played by Kristen Chenoweth, the waitress in his restaurant who has fallen in love with him but whose affections he does not return. Emerson's storyline follows his search for his daughter, lost to him when his wife took her away.
The show was nominated for and won several awards and is known for its quirky characterizations and its singular and vivid visual style. When ratings declined, the show was cancelled and wrapped up in a short epilogue to the final episode.
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- First Aired: June 13, 2009
When one of Lily and Vivian's old synchronized swimming rivals is murdered, the aunts must come out of retirement to solve the case.
- First Aired: June 06, 2009
Emerson's old flame offers a bit of quid pro quo in return for proving her innocence in the murder of the owner of the Papen County Dam, who Emerson despises. Meanwhile, Olive takes a liking to Randy Mann, the taxidermist and former client of My Best Friend, Inc.
- First Aired: May 30, 2009
Erin Embry, window dresser extraordinaire for Dicker's department store, is killed and Chuck manages to get the Pie Hole gang on the case. Erin's fans think it was her window-dressing partner, Coco Juniper, who did the deed. Apparently the two artistic minds did not always meet. Meanwhile, Ned loses his zapping ability which causes him a small crisis of identity. How can he assist in solving cases if he can't undead and redead? How does it change his relationship with Chuck? And why are Ned and Olive posing as a couple?
- First Aired: December 17, 2008
When Emerson turns down Vivian's request to look into the sudden disappearance of Dwight Dixon (recurring guest star STEPHEN ROOT), she turns to another team of private investigators, lead by Emerson's bitter rival, Magnus Olsdatter (guest star ORLANDO JONES - "Drumline," "MADtv"). Magnus and his cohorts are relentless Norwegian gumshoes, ejected from their own country, and their snooping may reveal all of Ned's and Chuck's secrets. IVANA MILICEVIC ("Chuck," "Ugly Betty," "Battle in Seattle") and MICHAEL WEAVER ("Super Troopers," "Notes from the Underbelly") also guest star.
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Were you inconsolable when "Pushing Daisies" was cancelled? Good news: the show might be revived (so to speak) as a Broadway musical!
Kristin Chenoweth is being honored by GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) for the work she's done to help eliminate prejudice against gay and lesbian people. Kristin has been most recently known for her role in "Pushing Daisies," but what people might not know is that she's also a Broadway star and has an amazing voice, which she's used well in her efforts to promote tolerance.