Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

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A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.


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Top 250 TV #209 | Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Ned (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Emerson Cod (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Narrator (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Vivian Charles (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Lily Charles (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Olive Snook (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Young Ned (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Coroner (12 episodes, 2007-2009)


Ned possesses the unique talent of being able to bring the dead to life merely by touching them. However, the person may remain alive only for one minute, or else someone else dies for them. A second touch will render the person dead again, unable to be revived. Through his connections with PI Emerson Cod, Ned revives his childhood sweetheart, Chuck. The trio, aided occasionally by Olive Snook, helps solve the mysteries of various murders, whose murderer is often surprising. Written by Mandy

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3 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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In the UK the show aired on ITV1, who only had room in their schedule for the usual 8 episodes. Because there are actually 9 in season 1, ITV1 didn't initially air episode 2 at all, until after the season 2 finale. (ITV2, not widely watched, had aired it after the season 1 finale) See more »


Throughout the series, the way Ned's gift works contradicts itself. Most notably, his entire business is based around touching dead fruit to make it ripe again for use in his pies. When he touches the fruit, it is restored to its pristine physical shape. However when he touches a sentient creature that has died, the broken/harmed/rotted body remains that way. Additionally, all vegetation is technically dead once it is removed from the root regardless of if it has begun to rot. See more »


Emerson Cod: Well, that idea might make a stupid idea feel better about itself.
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Referenced in Hannibal: This Is My Design (2014) See more »

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Finally some originality.
26 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With reality TV and so and so hitting the airwaves, this show is "a breath of fresh air" in Must See TV department. Fan favorites like CSI, Lost, and of course "Heroes" (also my favorite) are great and all but I long for something more "out there". The movie industry can learn something from this especially with today's summer blockbuster bang and boom to produce something that not only has the potential to bring more people into the theaters, but most importantly, realize that originality and innovation can be more effective than special effects and action with cheesy one-liners and whatnot. Secondly, top-notch acting combined with stellar writing and a great ensemble cast can make all the difference. With a movie season plagued with sequels and remakes, we can all agree on one thing: We want something different!! Give this show a chance. Support it. Maybe Hollywood would catch on and give moviegoers and casuals something new to taste(albeit visually and mentally).

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