New ABC Shows: "Pushing Daisies"
What happens when Bryan Fuller, the writer of NBC's "Heroes," and Barry Sonnenfeld, the man behind ABC's "Men In Trees," come together and come up with an all new show? Then "Ugly Betty" meets "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in what TV Guide calls "the most instantly delightful pop-colored blend of comedy, fantasy and mystery."
"Pushing Daisies" is an unprecedented blend of romance, crime procedural and high-concept fantasy in a forensic fairytale about a young man with a very special gift.
Once upon a time, a mild-mannered boy named Ned realized he could touch dead things and bring them back to life.
Grown-up Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with an investigator to crack murder cases by asking the deceased to name their killers.
But the tale gets complicated, as all tales do, when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead and keeps her alive.
Chuck encourages him to use his power to help others, instead of merely solving mysteries and collecting the rewards.
Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she'll go back to being dead, this time for good.
Everyone who has watched this pilot says they have never seen anything like it. That unique character may prove to be crucial once the series is given the challenging task to anchor a night of all-new programming (Private Practice's Kate Walsh nevertheless brings her star power to pull in the viewers.) Will Average Joe enjoy the indisputable charm and wit of this endearing series?
Starring: Anna Friel as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, Chi McBride as Emerson Cod, Jim Dale as Narrator, Kristin Chenoweth as Olive, Lee Pace as Ned and Swoosie Kurtz as Lily. "Pushing Daisies" will air Wednesday nights at 8/7c on ABC.
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