Tragic News of the Day: Pushing Daisies, DSM and Eli Stone


Brace yourselves.


ABC has decided not to order any additional episodes beyond the current 13-episode orders of Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone.


While this isn't an official cancellation (it's more like Lipstick Jungle territory) - it's pretty much an unofficial one, unless the steadily declining ratings for each series demonstrate some dramatic improvement while they're still on the air.


All three shows hit series-lows in terms of ratings during their most recent airings.


A moment of silence...


Update: E!Online is using the C-word. EW is calling them effectively canceled.


Source: THR


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Nov 20, 2008 7:19PM EST

Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies... two of my favorite shows on TV! I love their quirkiness. I can understand the whole ES thing though, it hasn't been as wonderful this season.

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Nov 20, 2008 7:27PM EST

Not Eli Stone!

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Nov 20, 2008 7:55PM EST

I swear the ratings system is so retarded it needs to be redone. Pushing Daisies is awesome and I completely agree with Liayn I love the quirkiness. The narration is to me what makes Daisies as awesome as it is.

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Nov 20, 2008 8:30PM EST

My heart is breaking. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for all of these shows, though most of all Pushing Daisies - it'd truly be tragic if this one didn't get more of a chance!

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Nov 20, 2008 9:52PM EST

If its really true, that those idiots at ABC cancelled Pushing Daisies, please consider my heart officially broken.
First FIREFLY than Arrested Development, than Dirt and now the most adorable show of all times Pushing Daisies, this cant be true.
Are they out of their minds ???
Dont they see that they have a raw diamond on their hands, that they just have to have more patience as its just starting to take off in other countries like mine, Germany, we LOVE Pushing Daisies.
PLEASE PEOPLE; tell me thats not true.

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Nov 21, 2008 12:11AM EST

no.

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Nov 21, 2008 4:00AM EST

Oh no, not my Eli Stone!!!! I'm broken hearted! I for one have watched all season.

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Nov 21, 2008 9:42AM EST

i love pushing daisies! how can they do something like that???

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Nov 21, 2008 12:01PM EST

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pushing daisies is my fav shooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!! I cant believe it, no more pushing daisies, and the comic book idea sucks as shit, the movie though might be interesting

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Nov 21, 2008 3:35PM EST

Pushing daisies is my fav!!!! they shouldn't do this stupid mistake like they do with my other shows, this is not fair!!! maybe we should like encourage friends and other people to watch these shows and strengthen the ratings!!! maybe then we'll get these shows back!

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Nov 21, 2008 5:27PM EST

Agh Nooooooo!!!!!! Dirty Sexy Money is a really good character show and this season's plot is really intriguing. I mean, unfortunately the last few episodes have sort of been transition/filler eps, so they're not the most shocking, but DSM really needs to unroll the best episodes ever to get people watching--and fast! No more transition eps! Just get the plot going faster! And get rid of that new girl!
come on DSM, get those eps back up and over par!

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Nov 21, 2008 7:35PM EST

Meh, unfortunately this is not about fairness but about the revenue that the shows bring. Quite sad really, I love both Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone. :-(

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Nov 22, 2008 8:53AM EST

Ok, keep in mind this is not an /official/ cancelleation... yet. If we, as fans of these shows, can do something to improve the ratings (or make sure that viewership in Germany counts), it is /possible/ that these shows will not be cancelled.
is the official website of the Save PD campaign. It has links to ABC, facebook, the Pie Hole, and other fan sites as well. It's got an online petition on there that will be sent to ABC, and other activities that /might/ be benificial to the show.
If all else fails, I suppose we should be greatful for the episodes we have had, and that, thanks to Fuller, Daisies might continue on in comic book form so we at least know what happens... Though we all know it won't be NEARLY as good as the show itself is.

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Nov 22, 2008 8:58AM EST

Oh, I also forgot to mention there is a Move Pushing Daisies campaign that hopes to move the show to another network that will respect what a jewel it is; possible contenters are HBO, AMC, and the CW (former WB).

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Nov 22, 2008 10:14PM EST

the pushing daisies cancellation has been confirmed, by the creator himself too, i'm just praying that dirty sexy money won't suffer the same fate

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