Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies, has confirmed that the show is now cancelled.
Speaking to E! Online, the showrunner said: “[ABC president] Steve McPherson called me, and said, ‘We gave it the best shot we could. It’s very likely that Pushing Daisies will end after episode 13, which as you know, is a cliffhanger. But we are talking to DC Comics about doing comic books that will wrap up our storylines, and I already have a pitch for a movie ready to go.”
This news will undoubtedly disappoint existing fans of the series. Declining ratings are being blamed for the demise of the show, which has failed to regain its audience after returning for a second season this year. Despite this blow, Fuller remains positive, however. “To be honest, I’m really not feeling very boo-hoo about it. I am so proud of the show. We put together 22 really good episodes, and there is a lot to be proud of. I’m sure I’ll be working with a lot of these people again, and I would love to do so.”
To us here at SciFiNow, it’s a real shame. Pushing Daisies was an imaginative and fresh series that consistently pushed our expectations and excited our interest. Far be it from us to suggest that the ratings system is incorrect, but we suspect that it may need a revision in the future, given the explosion of digital recording on television.