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ABC's "Pushing Daisies" facing early death

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC’s quirky drama “Pushing Daisies” wrapped production on its 13th episode Thursday, and industry sources are buzzing that the network does not plan to order more episodes.

An ABC spokesperson said no decision has been made, and series creator Bryan Fuller said he has not heard a verdict.

“Our ABC exec was on the set last night saying they are still swinging in the fight to keep ‘Daisies’ on the air,” Fuller said. “Spirits are high and hopeful and everyone here is very proud of our work and this show.”

Lee Pace stars as a pie maker with the unusual ability to return the dead briefly to life with just one touch.

“Daisies” has averaged a modest 6.6 million viewers this season, ranking No. 67 among all the primetime offerings on the broadcast networks.

Fuller previously expressed interest in returning to the writing staff of NBC’s “Heroes” if “Daisies” departs. He also has indicated that he would finish this season’s story lines in comic book form.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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