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Pushing Daisies

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Pushing Daisies
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Premiere October 3, 2007
Finale June 13, 2009
Creator Bryan Fuller
Network ABC
Style 60-minute dramedy
Company Jinks/Cohen Company
Living Dead Guy Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 22
Origin USA

Pushing Daisies is a dramedy that aired on ABC. It focuses on Ned, a pie-maker with the gift of bringing people back from the dead. However, once he brings them back to life, if that which he brought back is alive for more than one minute, something else has to die. Additionally, if he touches that which he brought back to life again, they are then permanently dead. Ned works with private investigator Emerson Cod in finding out why and by who killed people and why for reward money.

In the first episode, Ned brings his childhood sweetheart Charlotte Charles, whom Ned refers to as "Chuck", back to life to find out who killed her. He ends up letting her live for more than one minute, meaning someone else, in this case the greedy funeral director, died. Chuck now lives with Ned and follows along on Ned and Emerson's jobs, much to Emerson's dismay.

Although the series was critically praised and had a strong following, the show's ratings were not enough to keep it going. The show's second and final season finished airing in Summer 2009.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Lee Pace Ned 1 2
Anna Friel Charlotte "Chuck" Charles 1 2
Chi McBride Emerson Cod 1 2
Jim Dale Narrator 1 2
Field Cate Young Ned 1 2
Ellen Greene Vivian Charles 1 2
Swoosie Kurtz Lily Charles 1 2
Kristin Chenoweth Olive Snook 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Sy Richardson Coroner 1 2
Sammi Hanratty Young Chuck 1 2
Raúl Esparza Alfredo Aldarisio 1
Paul Reubens Oscar Vibenius 1
Stephen Root Dwight Dixon 2
David Arquette Randy Mann 2
Christine Adams Simone Hundin 1 2
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One October 3, 2007 December 12, 2007 9
Season Two October 1, 2008 June 13, 2009 13


DVD and Blu-ray Releases


Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season September 16, 2008 3


The Complete Second Season July 21, 2009 4



Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season September 16, 2008 3


The Complete Second Season July 21, 2009 2


External Sites