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The Votes Are In: 2008's Underappreciated Gem and Show in Need of a Makeover

The Votes Are In: 2008's Underappreciated Gem and Show in Need of a Makeover

In my Best of 2008 polls, you told me which little TV show you wished got more attention — and which show you think needs to go back into the shop for some more work. Here are your winners!

2008's Best Underappreciated TV Gem
Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies won this poll handily, getting about a third of the vote. ABC has decided against ordering more episodes of this sweet, quirky little show, so be sure to savor each of the remaining episodes!

Behind Daisies, it was a tight race for second, with Chuck just barely edging out Friday Night Lights, Privileged, and Lipstick Jungle. From the comments, Eli Stone was a strong write-in contender.

To see which show you voted as most needing a makeover, just


2008's TV Show that Most Needs a Makeover
Grey's Anatomy

Perhaps not surprisingly given its headline-making year, ABC's Grey's Anatomy was the runaway winner here. Sadly, that makes it the returning "champion" here, as it also won this poll in '07.

Heroes came in second, followed by 90210 and America's Next Top Model in a close race for third.

Judging from the write-in votes, "all of them" also would have been a popular option.

Photos copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I'm sad that Pushing Daisies is going to be cancelled, but Season 2 isn't as good as Season 1. I think Grey's Anatomy should be cancelled soon.
chameleon7 chameleon7 8 years
bastylefilegirl, Agree, underappreciated gem should go to Fringe and also Lipstick Jungle. I am fine with Pushing Daisies being canceled, should have been canceled earlier - much earlier.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
What little good news there is, is that the writers were able to do some rewrites so that there will be some closure for us Pushing Daisies fans, rather than just have the show end with the storylines hanging...
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Pushing Daisies got cancelled? There goes another great show just as I was falling for it.
hokiepokie hokiepokie 8 years
I say Grey's can be saved, but it needs some serious new direction. It started out so well, with so much promise. They need to get back to character development. How interesting would it be to learn more about their pasts? So many of them have complicated backstories that should be delved into instead of all of this ... whatever the hell it is they've got going on. The show's really lost its heart, but I think it's possible to get it back, although I'm not putting much faith in Shonda Rhimes. All of the writers need to rewatch seasons 1 and 2 and go from there.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Grey's doesn't need a makeover. It needs to be cancelled. It's run its course.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
read = rid typos suck
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Actually Heroes was pretty good this year, but that's not to say that I'm not all for getting read of some of the characters that have become stale or even worse a joke ( this means u Dr. Suresh). Underapprciate Gem= FRINGE!!!!!!
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
Stephly I couldn't have said it better myself!! Oh I will forever miss Pushing Daisies :(
stephley stephley 8 years
Well, yea for Pushing Daisies... maybe ABC could reconsider. Take some of the money from the train wreck that is Grey's and put it in something with growth potential.
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