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Pushing Daisies News

*posts something because she is feeling like a real slacker around here*

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From SCI FI Wire

Daisies 'Harder' In Year Two

Bryan Fuller, creator of ABC's fantasy series Pushing Daisies, promised fans that the show will have a "harder and a little more aggressive ... style of storytelling in the second season" in a panel at the William S. Paley Television Festival in Hollywood on March 15.

Fuller said that the show's writers returned a week ago, in the wake of the recently settled writers' strike, to begin coming up with ideas for the show's second season, which kicks off in September.

"We've come up with some really exciting things in just a week, and we're all sort of chomping at the bit, and I've started writing the first episode, and we've got the first five episodes approved by the network," Fuller told a sold-out audience at the Cinerama Dome theater.

Fuller also offered spoilers for the upcoming season. Among them: "Chuck [Anna Friel] will definitely find out who her real mother is, and it's going to be interesting to see how she reacts to that information and how the piemaker [Lee Pace] tries to control her trajectory and how that will complicate their relationship," Fuller said. "And it's some nice surprises."

Another storyline will pick up the thread of private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) and his search for his missing daughter.

And Fuller promised that he will try to bring back guest star Raúl Esparza, who played Alfredo Aldarisio, the love interest of Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth). "We love Raúl Esparza, and we love the romantic chemistry that he had with Kristin, so we have every intention of bringing him back, and we just need to write the scripts and make sure he's available," Fuller said.

Fuller added that producers plan to release a soundtrack CD, which will feature score music by James Dooley and songs by cast members Ellen Green and Chenoweth, who are also known for their performances in Broadway musicals.

Pushing Daisies resumes production in June. The first-season DVD is due in June in the United Kingdom and September in the United States. --Patrick Lee, News Editor

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I'm especially excited about Esparza's return! *twirls*

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babettew54
Mar. 18th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Kristen is great; she has grown on me. I was on the fence about her in the beginning, but she's amazing. I love this show! *hurry up September!!!* Thanks, Barb!:D
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
It didn't take me long to love her truly... she's really great, isn't she?
bistyboo1974
Mar. 18th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
SOUNDTRACK?!! *salivates*

Oh, gawd. I cannot wait for this show to return! *bounces*
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
I knew you'd be happy about that! :D
stolenpostit
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
They're already writing the first episode! That makes me so happy. I miss this show.

Fuller added that producers plan to release a soundtrack CD
I demand a musical episode. I demand a musical episode.

I'm particularly excited for Esparza's return, too. He stole my heart with that "if I loved you" speech.
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
I demand a musical episode, too! I mean, come on! If non-singing shows can do it... surely with two Broadway vets, and a guest third...

I wish we didn't have to wait until September, though!
foolish_grin
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm excited for Alfredo's return and the Emerson's daughter thing but nervous for the "complications" in the Ned/Chuck relationship.

And why does the UK get the DVD first?? It's an American show!!! /whine
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
I guess it's too much to hope that there wouldn't be any complications... they'll want to sustain the tension there. No matter how sweet they are as is!

And I thought the same thing! No fair! Well, you know that won't stop online fandom... :D
candyflosskillr
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
I held out for five seconds before reading this... that's a very long time for me. :D

This sounds so exciting and I totally agree with you about a musical episode. I loved Olive singing Hopelessly Devoted.
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
LOL, I know, I couldn't resist them either.

Anytime Kristin sang on the show I was delighted. It's wonderful when they don't forget an actor's background. :)
princess_narnia
Mar. 18th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
Awesome post Babs. I am so looking forward to the hijinks from his bunch. :D Olive/Alfredo is cute and I wanna see how Olive is gonna be around Ned as well. Ned/Chuck-yay! And oh my goodness, the big reveal...that Chuck's mom is the so-called aunt. Eeps!

And they mentioned a soundtrack featuring the Cheno? *jumps around*

Good fun ahead, Babs! :D
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
I know! Other than the "complications" bit, all of it was great news! (Of course, if you like angst, then that's probably good news, too. *grin*)
princess_narnia
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
Complications for Ned/Chuck...that are more complicated than they are now? EEK! Emerson's gonna have a storyline too. And I hope they get Olive to sing more. Gosh when Kristin opens her mouth to sing she can do no wrong.

I'm awfully curious as to how they can find 1 million ways to enable Ned to kiss Chuck with the "drop-dead-forever-upon-touch" problem. ;)

Edited at 2008-03-18 10:56 am (UTC)
maaike_fluffy
Mar. 18th, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
Yay! Pushing Daisies is the show I'm most anxious to see again. I don't know what to think of the more agressive storytelling, or the complications between Ned/Chuck (Dude, they can't have a physical relationship and he killed her dad. More complications?), but I LOVE that Alfredo is coming back! And the soundtrack? Yay!
htbthomas
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Very true. The complications could be a bad thing... but who knows? I'm looking forward to whatever they do. I'm sure they've had to alter the second season a bit from whatever they had planned for the first season originally, so that it'll all fit together.

I think I'm with you being most anxious for this one!
liliaeth
Mar. 19th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
Honestly, I'm just happy that they realize that there are complications to a relationship, that don't involve one of the parties in a relationship falling for someone else.

Makes it less cliché and much more interesting. But then I fell for Chuck/Ned because they were made a couple from the start and they didn't bother to do the boring 'Will they won't they' UST nonsense that you find in the majority of shows on tv.
liliaeth
Mar. 19th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
I'm just happy to hear that Pushing Daisies is definitely coming back.
htbthomas
Mar. 19th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad for that most of all! :D
louisemcgregor
Mar. 19th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Yay. Loved them !!! :)

I can't wait to watch new episodes again. I miss Pushing Daisies. :)
htbthomas
Mar. 19th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
I miss it, too...
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