Media Megaforum

Pushing Daisies Cancelled
Walrus at 6:23PM, Dec. 27, 2008
posts: 1,159
joined: 2-18-2007
ABC has canceled Pushing Daisies, executive producer Bryan Fuller has confirmed to me exclusively.
“I just heard the news,” star Kristin Chenoweth tells us in an exclusive interview tonight. “Obviously it's a bittersweet night.” (Keep reading for much more from Bryan and Kristin.)
Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller tells me he received a call from Steve McPherson this afternoon, and it's clear now the show won't go on.

According to Fuller, the facts are these: "It's very likely that Pushing Daisies will end after episode 13, which as you know, is a cliffhanger. But we 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.“

ABC intends to air the remaining Daisies episodes that have been shot, either in the current Wednesday at 8 p.m. timeslot or in another spot.

”To be honest,“ Fuller tells me, ”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.“

(In the meantime, I'm told he likely will be lending his genius to NBC's Heroes, though nothing is official yet.)

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter and E! News earlier today, the ratings for last night's Daisies episode were the series' worst-ever numbers in the key 18-49 demographic. Tragic and surprising? You bet. But sadly, true.

”I think the writers’ strike did it,“ Chenoweth (Daisies' Olive Snook) tells us tonight of the cancellation. ”I think that the ratings for all the shows are poor this year, and it’s not what the networks were hoping for. I’m not sure why ABC decided to ax our show. I know they don’t own us, so I know that probably has something to do with it, but who knows?“

We caught up with Kristin at the premiere for her new movie Four Christmases, shortly after she was told Daisies was canceled.

“I just found out about an hour ago,” she said. “Pushing Daisies will probably forever be one of my most happiest times of my career. I loved being a part of that show, such quality, and I’m very sad.”

As for all the story lines that will be left hanging, Kristin says, “We don’t really have a closure. It’s going to leave a lot of our friends wondering.” So would she do a movie? "I hope does it, because there’s nothing like his mind. I often ask him if his brains hurt because there are so many ideas inside of his head. I would love to do a movie."

You heard the woman. Bryan, Warner Brothers, let's make it happen, OK?

Also, to you fans, please know that we are very much trying to get info for you on Eli and DSM as well, but so far have not been able to dig up any info beyond the confirmation from sources who work on the show that they were told it's over. We will update you as soon as we hear more.

If you want to reach out to ABC about these decisions, you can write the powers that be at: ABC, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-4551

All three of these quality shows might have survived under different circumstances…How sorry are you to see them go? Sound off in the comments.

So ABC decides to be a bunch of dumb asses and cancel their only good show. That's real smart of them…. I'm definitely writing to them, they can't cancel one of the best TV shows ever.
last edited on July 14, 2011 4:45PM
reidavidson at 2:20PM, Dec. 28, 2008
posts: 177
joined: 1-29-2007
… I'm gonna go cry now. ;_;

last edited on July 14, 2011 3:04PM
lba at 9:24PM, Dec. 28, 2008
posts: 2,688
joined: 5-29-2007
It always sounded kind of interesting, but I never had time to watch it since I'm always working during the night.
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:29PM
reidavidson at 1:25PM, Dec. 29, 2008
posts: 177
joined: 1-29-2007
Season 1 is on DVD and I have hopes the rest will be put on DVD too…

last edited on July 14, 2011 3:04PM
json at 11:08PM, Dec. 29, 2008
posts: 183
joined: 9-26-2008
this is why i LOATHE the “neilsen rating system.”

when i was in college our bachelor household was selected for the neilsen ratings system. we were mailed out booklets and it only monitored what we watched for a month. that was it. i filled out the surveys for each day. what we watched and why we watched it….all that kind of crap. kind of a random polling selection. like if you asked 10 people on the street what kind of soda they drink……and you took those results: 6 coke, 2 diet coke, 1 dr pepper, 1 pepsi.

“well, no one drinks pepsi or dr pepper……..”

i don't know if that makes any sense. but tv shows with CULT following don't ever register with this kind of polling rating system because they have A CULT FOLLOWING. they are not the “normal household viewers.” so, even a great show that has a shitty time slot but has 500,000 cult viewers, the execs will never know or care about it….it's all about numbers. stupid marketing garbage…..
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:11PM
reidavidson at 3:12AM, Dec. 30, 2008
posts: 177
joined: 1-29-2007
I participated in that… I just filled out shows I wanted to see go on and not shows I actually watched. <.< I tend to catch the internet episodes cause I forget.

last edited on July 14, 2011 3:04PM

Forgot Password
©2011 WOWIO, Inc. All Rights Reserved Google+