April 19, 2009

The Unaired Pushing Daisies with Bryan Fuller

Sunday, April 19, 2009
1:00 pm PT
Cinerama Dome at ArcLight Hollywood

In Person

Series creator Bryan Fuller will introduce a screening of the three unaired episodes of Pushing Daisies.

No sooner had rumors begun circulating last fall that Pushing Daisies was facing cancellation, when cries of outrage arose on fan-sites and chat rooms that television would be losing one of its truly outstanding original creations. Despite garnering some of the most favorable reviews of recent years, along with three Emmys, Daisies was indeed plucked from the schedule, making its last appearance in December 2008. However, if there’s one show that knows a thing or two about resurrection, its Bryan Fuller’s ultra-black comedy/mystery/romance. PaleyFest is thrilled to present the three unaired episodes, “Window Dressed to Kill,” “Water and Power,” and “Kerplunk,”  hosted by Fuller himself.

Photo—ABC/Justin Stephens

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  • I think airing "Pushing Daisies" at 8pm (rather than 9 or 10)

    contributed to it losing viewers and ratings and getting cancelled.

    Like "House", it was not an 8pm show!

    whydoIneedtohaveanickname?thatisnonsense!, March 31, 2009 at 6:21 pm

  • A show so highly anticipated among critics and with a loyal fanbase in the internet canceled only after the second season - are the Nielsen ratings just not accurate any more? Outdated in a time, when many people almost exclusively watch series via internet? Will there soon be innovative ways of distribution, that do not only depend on American networks and their old-fashioned rating system?

    Thanks for a show that was so refreshingly different from the usual uniformity of TV output. I think most people would love to see how the story goes on, in one way or the other.

    karo, March 29, 2009 at 8:25 am

  • I blame ABC for not advertising the show like they do for others.  This is a terrible mistake on their part.  Is it too late for any petition to work?

    Emily, March 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm

  • Is there any chance of The Paley having another showing of the unaired episodes for those of us who were unable to get tickets?

    redbantam, March 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

  • First of all, I would like to thank Bryan, the cast and crew for this show which was such a breath of fresh air to everyone who loved it.  We will never forget the Piemaker or his wonderful sidekicks and their loveable antics. 

     If we don't have the pleasure of seeing our Piemaker and his friends go off into the sunset, would you ever consider taking the show to a different medium to finish the storylines?  I love the idea of an audio book/comic narrated by Jim Dale with Lee, Anna, Chi and Kristin lending their voices for a grande murderous finale!

       And, most importantly, where were you planning on taking the story lines?  Would Ned have figured a way to reversed his death spark?  Would Chuck go back to being dead again?  Would Emerson have found his 'Lil Gumshoe?  Too many questions to ever be satisfied...!

    CassandraG, March 10, 2009 at 10:58 pm

  • Now as a huge fan of the show I loved every one of its quirky/special aspects but what do you think it is that turned some viewers off from watching? Do you think viewers are stuck in the mindset that television is supposed to look a certain way and when Daisies didn't fulfill their expectations in this manner, they just didn't give it a chance?

    irenieme, March 02, 2009 at 4:42 am

  • Other than making 55 origami swans, cranes, and cootie-catchers, what to do with my Pushing Daisies spec script?!  Sad for me, but the facts are these: it's so much more seriously sad that the show is no more.  Wah.  :-(

    Buttercup, March 01, 2009 at 5:45 pm

  • Please consider simulcasting this event to the NY location, as there is a lot of interest for this show in NYC as well. Thank you.

    braggtastic, February 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

  • Are you going to make the Pushing Daisies Movie????

    kelly, February 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm

  • What are the options for a cancelled show to continue on outside of the major TV broadcast networks in this day and age?

    i.e.: Will we see the Pushing Daisies continue on it's own via the web without outside distribution meddling (and funding)?

    Signed, a fan who wants the show to have another touch from Ned!

    (Thanks to the Paley Center for Media for showcasing this, thanks to Brian for creating and leading this innovative property that my family enjoyed above all other TV last season, and thanks to the actors for such wonderful performances! You all hooked us.)

    drummer_nrg, February 25, 2009 at 4:21 am

  • What was the hardest scene to shoot during the run of the fantastic and adorable show, Pushing Daisies?

    dareU, February 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  • Pushing Daisies was canceled from ABC due to declining viewers ratings, but it has received higher ratings than some shows on other stations. Is there a possibility of another station picking up Pushing Daisies? Love and miss the show! Sarah N.

    SarahN, February 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm

  • Question: Now that Pushing Daisies has come to a far-too-early end, do you think there is a place on commercial broadcast television for a show with an unapologetically sweet/whimsical sensibility, or does a program need to be self-consciously "edgy" to capture a Nielsen audience?

    Smartypants, February 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm