As ABC inevitably looks to fill the hole left by the cancellation of Roseanne, Bryan Fuller is suggesting the network consider a revival of Pushing Daisies.
Airing from 2007 to 2009 on ABC, Fuller’s offbeat comedy-drama starred Lee Pace as Ned, a pie-maker who could bring the dead back to life with a simple touch. However, that wondrous ability came with drawbacks. A romance story crossed with a crime procedural, the show also starred Anna Friel, Chi McBride and Kristin Chenoweth, and gathered a cult following during its two-season run.
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Posting on Twitter, Fuller championed his show to replace Roseanne if ABC is struggling to find something new. Needless to say, the tweet was particularly well-received, earning more than 3,000 retweets and 10,000 likes.
NOT TO BE OPPORTUNISTIC, BUT IF YOU’RE ITCHING TO FILL THAT #ROSEANNE SLOT WITH ANOTHER FORMER @ABCNetwork SHOW… pic.twitter.com/UXYm5j6adx
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) May 29, 2018
ABC canceled its hit revival of Roseanne on Tuesday, hours after star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama. Barr apologized for making “a bad joke,” and insisted she’s not a racist. She later blamed “Ambien tweeting,” which led Sanofi, the manufacturer of the sleep aid, to clarify, “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
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While there were once hopes of Pushing Daisies living on in movie form with a Kickstarter project similar to Veronica Mars, nothing has ever come from the idea. Alongside plans for a comic series or possibly a Broadway musical, Fuller originally promised that he would continue the story in some way.