NBC hopes for beter 2009, "Daisies" officially dead

NBC has waged a losing battle with the ratings so far this season, finishing in fourth place on many weeks, behind CBS, ABC and Fox. But things should look up in February, when a new rating period begins with NBC's coverage of the always blockbuster Super Bowl. The network's hoped-for revival will include the third season opener of 'Friday Night Lights' on Jan. 16, an hour-long episode of 'The Office' right after the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, the return of ' Medium' on Feb. 2 (to coinciide with a new batch of episodes of 'Chuck' and 'Heroes' the same night) and the series finale of 'ER' on Mar. 12. NBC will have to face the usual onslaught from Fox at that time of the year, however, when a new sdeason of 'American Idol' will debut, and '24' is scheduled to return. 'Daisies' is dead Any hope we may have had for the survival of ABC's 'Pushing Daisies' is dashed by the news that the fanciful series' creator/producer Bryan Fuller has officially signed on with NBC's 'Heroes.' R.I.P., Pie Maker … You were just too sweet and strange for a mass audience.





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Dec 15, 2008 3:44PM EST

I think it's terrible that such a well made, sweet, lovable show gets canned without a second thought. Daisies is truly unique with a great vision and cast.
Now we get to watch another stupid ghost show that no one cares about and yet another casting show instead of this little gem. It is just sad.
I will really miss it.

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Dec 16, 2008 1:59PM EST

I love Pushing Daisies, so this makes me rather sad.
However, I did hear they were going to wrap up the season by making a movie. Has anyone heard or seen anything that would confirm this rumor?

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