As devoted fans know, ABC cancelled Pushing Daisies in November after two short seasons. Despite passionate pleas and campaigns there’s been no word of a reprise. Series creator Bryan Fuller has moved over to NBC’s Heroes to hopefully pull it out of its current creative slump. In fact, he’s already created a guest role for Daisies’ Swoosie Kurtz on the NBC series.
There are still three episodes of Daisies left to air and, unfortunately, there’s been no word on when we’ll get to see them. It looked like one would air last week but ABC replaced it with reruns of the previous night’s episodes of Scrubs.
The network still hasn’t found a spot for the three installments on their schedule. There’s word that ABC is contractually obligated to run them at some point and that they may be aired all on one night. As more time passes, it doesn’t seem at all that unlikely that ABC may burn them off on a Saturday night.
Titled “Kerplunk,” the Daisies series finale will center around the murder of one half of a synchronized swimming team, competitors of the Darling Mermaid Darlings. The episode will supposedly give us a bit of closure for the series but will also have fans itching for more. Fuller has said that he wants to continue the show’s story in movie and/or comic book form. With Fuller busy on Heroes, it doesn’t seem like there’s been any progress on either possibility.
Fuller has had time to share a very small taste from the finale with The Pie Maker site. Though the image is visually enticing, it only leaves us craving more. Let’s hope that ABC gives fans a break and serves the “full meal” soon.