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TV Tonight: Pushing Daisies

Quick — everyone go make friends with a Nielsen family. Pushing Daisies returns tonight after a long absence (the last new episode aired before Halloween!), and the ratings for this episode will be very important.

How important? Well, for any show on the verge of cancellation, the ratings always matter. But for Daisies in particular, it could mean the difference between life and death (or, as Ned might say, "alive again" and "dead again, forever"). "We do want to see how Daisies does in the postelection viewing environment," an ABC source told E!. "The next week or two will be critical."

Y'all hear that? Critical!

So if you want this show to live on, call up everyone you know (bonus points if they have a Nielsen box) and tell them about this episode, which is called "Oh Oh Oh . . . It's Magic" and once again features Ned's half-brothers, the magicians Maurice and Ralston. The mystery involves the boys' surrogate father, "The Great Herrmann" (played by guest star Fred Willard), whose assistants are being killed in a series of suspicious murders. Speaking of suspicious, the creepy Dwight Dixon is back, this time cozying up to Chuck's aunts.

This week, Lipstick Jungle proved that even a small ratings boost can bring a show back from the brink of death. Can the same happen for Daisies? To watch a preview, just


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fifafifa fifafifa 8 years
Ratings weren't very good. ABC, please save this show. Just one more season...
Chica8a Chica8a 8 years
i luv this show i really hope it doesnt get canceled!!!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I really hope it doesn't get cancelled! I love this show. I never see commercials for this show...I thought the lack of promotion was part of the reason why it was failing in the ratings. What is a Nielsen box anyway and how do you get them?
hil34 hil34 8 years
I'm watching it right now!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I'll be heartbroken if this gets canceled. I haven't been this into a show on the brink of cancellation since Arrested Development :(.
hyperhun hyperhun 8 years
I'll be watching!
krae85 krae85 8 years
because I still have to see the super lame commercials. How many episodes can you make about pie guy that can't touch his girlfriend and wakes up dead people to talk to them for three seconds? boring.
smileylo smileylo 8 years
i love the show !!! i hope it doesn't get cancelled!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that anything is possible - the hard thing is that they don't really advertise for the show like they do for LJ so it makes things a bit more challenging when they want to look to build ratings. we'll just have to wait and see.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
If you don't like it don't watch it, but don't be a party pooper for the rest of us who do love the show. Why does the show have to be canceled because you don't like it? You're not the only person in the world who watches television. :P
krae85 krae85 8 years
hey pushing daisies, I hope you get cancelled! whahahaha!! so over it.
Courtney82 Courtney82 8 years
I dont know anyone with a box, actually never even heard of it. I watch every week and love it. They really need to figure out how to catch the people who DVR the show and online. its a great show and looks awesome in HD.
infusedwithspice infusedwithspice 8 years
Me too! Does it count if you record it on your DVR? I don't know if I'll be home in time!
soulight soulight 8 years
I only know one person who has a Neilsen box, and I'm pretty sure she will not watch the show which is making sad. She didn't see the wonderfulness that is this show, so I will watch it and call my house and make my parents and siblings and force them to watch it! Like tell them I will never talk to them again, ok maybe that may be going to far!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thanks, Buzz. I'll be watching for sure. Here's hoping...
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