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Pushing Daisies Begins Tonight

8:53 AM EDT on October 3, 2007

The critical darling of the 2007 Fall television season, Pushing Daisies, will debut tonight at 7:00 on ABC.  The show is produced by Bryan Fuller (who was behind the underappreciated Dead Like Me and is a writer for Heroes), and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.  It is about a man with the ability to bring people back to life with one touch and uses that power to solve crimes.  As hokey as the premise sounds, I encourage everyone who follows this blog to give it a shot tonight.  Why am I shilling for it on TheLostOgle?

Well, whereas Saving Grace is set in what we are supposed to believe if Oklahoma City (even though the backdrop looks more like a modern day Mayberry), Pushing Daisies has a different Oklahoma tie.  The star of the show, Lee Pace, is from Chickasha, and Oklahoma City University alum Kristin Chenoweth, plays the character Olive Snook.  It will be interesting to see if this different kind of Oklahoma flavor will be a better mix than the contrived "Sooner State" portrayed in Saving Grace.

I can't promise it will be a great television experience as I, too, will be watching it for the first time, but at minimum, we should get some entertainment seeing the 6'3" Pace standing next to spritely 4'11" Chenoweth.

Let us know what you think in the comments section.

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