Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

Crime, forensics and romance are blended together to tell the tale of Ned (Lee Pace), a young man with a unique ability -- he can touch dead things and bring them back to life. Ned uses his ability in many ways, from ripening fruit to helping solve murders by having the deceased tell him who the killer was. But Ned's tale isn't always happily ever after. When Ned uses his ability to bring his childhood sweetheart, Chuck (Anna Friel), back to life, she encourages him to use his power to help people, but there's a catch in their seemingly perfect life--if Ned touches Chuck a second time she'll once again die, and Ned wouldn't be able to bring her back.

Meanwhile, Ned runs a pie shop, The Pie Hole, and has teamed up with private detective Emerson Cod, using his abilities to bring murder victims back to life so they can find out who killed them. Chuck also has to deal with her eccentric aunts Lily and Vivian, who believe she's still dead, and Ned has to fend off his amorous neighbor Olive Snook, who wants to get much closer to him and works as a waitress in his store.

(l to r: Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz, Anna Friel, Lee Pace, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth)

Episode Info

Prev: 2x12 -- Water and Power (Jun/06/2009)

Lee PaceLee Pace
As Ned
Lee PaceLee Pace
As Ned
Anna FrielAnna Friel
As Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
Anna FrielAnna Friel
As Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
Chi McBrideChi McBride
As Emerson Cod
Jim DaleJim Dale
voiced Narrator
Ellen GreeneEllen Greene
As Vivian Charles
Ellen GreeneEllen Greene
As Vivian Charles
Swoosie KurtzSwoosie Kurtz
As Lily Charles
Swoosie KurtzSwoosie Kurtz
As Lily Charles

recap: Young Lily Charles watched as her mother gave birth to Vivian, who had a hole in her heart. As the sisters grew up, Vivian mimicked everything that her sister Lily did. As a result, they became expert synchronized swimmers and soon came to fame as the Darling Mermaids. However, the act ended when Lily lost her eye and had an affair with Vivian’s fiance, Charles Charles. She joined a nunnery to disguise her pregnancy, left soon after the birth of her daughter Charlotte, and stayed at home, depressed and dragging her sister and daughter/niece into depression with her... read more.

2x12: Water and Power recap: In the past, 11-year-old Emerson Cod gets in to trouble at school and is taken to the principal’s office repeatedly. The specialists try to figure out why a boy with a respect for rules and regulations is getting into trouble. What they never discover is that Emerson is in love with Principal Eleanor Swindle. And he learns that loves makes you stupid... read more.

2x10: The Norwegians recap: Twenty years ago at the Longborough School for Boys, Ned convinces Eugene to go to war with him in the woods. They stumble across a dead hunter hanging over a fence. Eugene runs away in fear but Ned brings the hunter back to life, believing he was murdered and hoping he can find the killer and bring his father back. The hunter explains that he accidentally shot himself. The park ranger arrived and Ned quickly re-kills the hunter. However, the authorities believe he and Eugene are responsible. Eugene’s parents bailed him out, but Ned remained in jail for a very long while... read more.

2x9: The Legend of Merle McQuoddy recap: As a child, Chuck and her father Charles Charles played desert adventurer and talked of exploring the world. However, when he died their dreams came to nothing... read more.

2x8: Comfort Food recap: At the Longsborough Boys School, Young Ned often went down to the kitchen at night to make a pie to relieve stress. One night Eugene discovers him and they share a pie, and other boys soon follow the scent. A party begins but it's brought up short when a teacher finds them and takes Ned away for punishment... read more.
Recurring Guests

Sy Richardson as Coroner (21 eps)
Stephen Root as Dwight Dixon (10 eps)
Leyna Nguyen as Newscaster #2 (10 eps)
Field Cate as Young Ned (10 eps)
Sammi Hanratty as Young Chuck (8 eps)
David Arquette as Randy Mann (7 eps)
Diana Scarwid as Mother Superior (7 eps)
Tina Gloss as Ned's Mother (7 eps)
Jon Eric Price as Ned's Father (6 eps)
Nicholas Khayyat as Eugene (6 eps)

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Network: ABC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance/Dating
Status: Canceled
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2007
Ended: June 13, 2009
• Halottnak a csók (Used In Hungary)
• Kelias per ramunes (Used In Lithuania)
• Um Toque de Vida (Used In Brazil)
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