The facts are these: Fans and stars of the canceled Pushing Daisies gathered at PaleyFest this past weekend to watch the series’ final three, unaired episodes. To which I say: Harumph! Why couldn’t I be there? Ever since the network decided to kill the show last November, I’ve been one of those fans wishing ABC had chosen to honor critical and fan adoration over ratings, and give it one last shot. (How can I not support a show that guest starred Joel McHale?) Why crush the touching ABC dramedy in its youth? And, seeing as there is still a healthy group of fans begging for its revival, why not even consider lifting it from its coffin? (Sure, there’s always the comic book series, but it’s just not the same.)
It makes me wonder: Since there is still support for the show, can fans do anything to revive the series? Typically, fan tactics to bring canceled TV shows back to life have had mixed degrees of success (see: Jericho and Firefly). But what can we Pushing Daisies fans do to put the show back on the air? Bake ABC execs several batches of pies? Ideas, PopWatchers?