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ABC Airs Pushing Daisies Opposite Barack Obama

TV Tonight: Pushing Daisies

Tonight, the Barack Obama political message will dominate the 8 p.m. hour. But if that doesn't sound like must-see TV to you, then might I direct your attention to another option? The lovely Pushing Daisies will air on ABC as normal in what some are considering the show's last, best chance to show it can draw an audience.

While NBC, CBS, and Fox are airing Obama, Pushing Daisies will have the only scripted program in the 8 p.m. hour (the CW's America's Next Top Model will also air as normal). It's a rare thing, for sure, and the question is whether the desire to watch something non-political will draw enough people to the struggling show. Even series creator Bryan Fuller is hoping people will "be voting for 'Daisies' instead of some silly old political ad."

Tonight's episode should be especially delicious, as the gang investigates a murder at a dim sum bar. Meanwhile, Stephen Root guest-stars as a character named Dwight Dixon, who stops by the Pie Hole saying he's an old friend of Ned's father's. And is there romance in the air for Emerson? Simone the dog trainer is back!

Will you put politics aside to give Daisies a try? To watch a preview, just


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