Bryan Fuller wants a Pushing Daisies revival to replace the canceled Roseanne on ABC. The Disney-owned broadcasting station has been generally praised for its swift decision to cancel the series after its headlining star, Roseanne Barr sent out racist tweets against former President Barack Obama's senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett. This is despite the fact that the show has been one of their most-watched offerings. The revival's pilot was even the most-watched sitcom on broadcast television in three years.
While ABC is looking for new projects to take over Roseanne's slot, TV producer Fuller is nominating his critically-acclaimed series, Pushing Daisies to be considered. The fantasy-mystery dramedy originally airing from 2007 to 2009 centers on Ned (Lee Pace), a seemingly ordinary pie maker who has the ability to bring dead things back to life. Alongside a slew of his friends, which includes his previously deceased childhood crush, Chuck (Anna Friel), Ned solves murder mystery cases with the help of his special skill.
Coming on the heels of the cancellation of Roseanne just hours after Barr's horrible tweet, Fuller took to his official Twitter account to suggest that ABC might want to consider a Pushing Daisies revival if they're looking for a new show to take over their empty Tuesday night time slot. Fans seem to like the idea, supporting the campaign that Fuller started. Some of them even suggest that if a deal with ABC doesn't come to fruition, perhaps Netflix can swoop in and take the project. Check out the tweet below:
It won't be such a bad idea to revive Pushing Daisies even if it doesn't take the now vacated Roseanne block. The show was voted first in Esquire's TV Reboot tournament proving there are still a lot of fans interested in seeing the forensic fairy tale on the small screen. Further, its fascinating premise coupled with its mesmerizing visuals will only make it stand out among the slew of generic police procedurals that are still on-air.
But ABC still isn't sold on the idea of a Pushing Daisies revival, fans are also campaigning a potential third season of Marvel's Agent Carter. The beloved period show starring Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter as a smart and capable S.H.I.E.L.D. officer was unceremoniously canceled back in 2016 to the dismay of fans. With the Disney-owned network not having any Marvel shows on the docket for the year and a shortened season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. not returning until the middle of next year, this would be the perfect time to bring the fan-favorite show back on the air.
Whichever show permanently replace Roseanne's time slot really doesn't matter. The important thing is ABC sending a strong message not allowing anyone who promulgates racism to use their platform to spread their despicable cause. It's just a shame that hundreds of people involved in the sh0w, from actors to behind-the-scenes workers, lost their jobs just because of a single co-worker's inappropriate behavior.
Source: Bryan Fuller/Twitter