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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Bryan Fuller
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2009   2008   2007  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 33 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lee Pace ...  Ned 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Anna Friel ...  Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Chi McBride ...  Emerson Cod 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Jim Dale ...  Narrator 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Ellen Greene ...  Vivian Charles 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Swoosie Kurtz ...  Lily Charles 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Kristin Chenoweth ...  Olive Snook 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Field Cate ...  Young Ned 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Sy Richardson ...  Coroner 11 episodes, 2007-2009
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Storyline

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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life. death. and life again. See more »


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Two of the central actors, Lee Pace and Kristin Chenoweth, hail from Oklahoma. See more »

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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. See more »

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Olive Snook: I'm a pack rat of sorts myself. Of emotions. Not so much with actual things.
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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.2 (2008) See more »

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Gone too soon...R.I.P.
1 June 2019 | by badmel65See all my reviews

Once again, another one of my most favorite shows as been taken away. I am now watching re runs on Amazon. I would love for it to be picked up and started again even as the characters would be older. An excellent cast and an excellent plot/storyline! I will give no spoilers as this is one of the most original series I have ever seen. I would pay money to see a movie made of this or even to see the show return. It was far too good to be canceled! 10 Stars!!!


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USA

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English

Release Date:

3 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Pushing Daisies See more »

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1.78 : 1
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