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Pushing Daisies (TV Series 2007–2009) Poster

(2007–2009)

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Based on a rejected plotline for Dead Like Me (2003) where Ellen Muth's character couldn't collect any souls because somebody was resurrecting them with a touch.
Before the show was axed, Bryan Fuller stated that one of the things he wanted to do in the future was to have narrator Jim Dale appear on screen and reveal who was telling the story.
Bryan Fuller wrote the part of Ned for Lee Pace, but his agents declined it. Fuller then offered the role to 'Adam Brody' who turned it down because he was not looking to do another TV series after The O.C. (2003). Finally, Lee Pace's manager went around his agents and told Pace he should read the pilot script. Pace read it and accepted the role.
Bryan Fuller told gay-interest website AfterElton.com that the Coroner was gay and that he had planned to slowly reveal the character's crush on Emerson Cod had the series continued.
British Anna Friel, who plays Chuck, uses her American accent all the time when on set. The only person she will drop it for is her mother when she calls as she can't stand her daughter using her "American voice".
For most of the series, Ned wore a pair of black Converse Chucks. His love interest is, of course, Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles, who has worn a red pair, as well as a green pair, in other episodes.
Anna Friel, who plays Charlotte "Chuck" Charles with an American accent, also did the voice over for the Dandy Lion SX commercial in her natural British accent (Episode 1.2 "Dummy").
Originally planned as a spin-off of Dead Like Me (2003).
The name of Ned's childhood hometown, Coeur d'Coeurs, means "Heart of Hearts" in French.
Jim Dale, the narrator, starred in a film called Digby: The World's Biggest Dog. Ned's dog in the show is also called Digby.
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Kristin Chenoweth, who played Olive Snook, sang all her own songs. She is currently appearing on Broadway and has released several albums.
After ABC canceled the show at the end of 2008, the last three episodes of the 2nd season remained unaired until German TV-channel Pro7 aired them in March 2009. This means, the last three episodes of the show had their world premiere on German television and were not aired in the US until May 30th through June 13th 2009.
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)
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ABC canceled the show in late November 2008 stating that it will not order any more episodes after all 13 episodes of season 2 will have aired.
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The curly font used for the credits, and various other text like some shop signs and books (including "Boutique Travel Travel Boutique") is called Harrington.
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