A show that, according to fans, was completed before its time, ended “Pushing Daisies” in 2009 when ABC decided to pull the plug. The early cancellation meant that the author’s plan, which depended on many several years of history, had to out the window and it was virtually impossible to replace it with something really satisfying.
But with the emotional maturity to loss that fans loved the show for, creator Bryan Fuller honestly acknowledged this fact. If there was an end to them, he admitted that it was the only one possible, and that was “decades later, and [he] could not really rush their story to any kind of conclusion. “
And then we were allowed to wonder if Ned and Chuck would ever find a satisfying loophole that allowed them to touch without killing Chuck. We were left without knowing how Chuck’s family would react to her return from the grave and what life / afterlife would look like for them.
As disappointing and unresolved as the finale was (so much so that they had to add a voice-over that said its events “should never be considered an end – for endings, as it is known, are where we begin”) , in a strange way, it respected its story by refusing to bury it, even after ABC had taken its life.