Bryan Fuller's New Series Holds The Line

by Paul William Tenny

If you paid even the slightest attention to the hype running up to the fall TV season, then you probably heard the name Pushing Daisies more than a few times in the same sentence with the word "best of." I don't know whereas I'd agree with that, at this point I'd probably have to go with the BBC's Torchwood, even though I've only seen two episodes and even though technically speaking, this series isn't new. The United States is already a full season behind for Torchwood, but we're just getting to see it now via BBC America (with healthy doses of "shit" which is delightful in reminding me that there are some shows out there not made for 10-year-olds.)

Torchwood is far, far better than Bionic Woman, marginally more entertaining than Daisies, maybe on par with K-Ville (which only I like, apparently) and on and on - this hasn't be a very good fall for new shows.

However, since Daises was expected to be the best new fall flick, it has actually held up to those expectations reasonably well. According to the latest ratings data, the dramedy (mostly quirky comedy) from the former Heroes writing/exec-producer Bryan Fuller is actually beating his former show in the overall.

"Pushing Daisies" is finding a steady audience on ABC in the 8 p.m. hour, finishing behind "Deal or No Deal" with a 6.6/11. That allowed the Bryan Fuller series to finish ahead of "Kid Nation" on CBS, comies on Fox and a strong performance from "America's Next Top Model" on The CW.

Heh, comies on Fox..get it? Yeah, that's about how funny shows on Fox are these days.
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