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'Pushing Daisies' sees life after death

Kristin Chenoweth wins one of its four posthumous Emmys

For a show about resurrecting dead people with a touch, ABC's "Pushing Daisies" saved a little magic for its own afterlife.

Touched by the Emmys, the canceled series came to life to collect four Emmys, including one for Kristin Chenoweth as best supporting actress in a comedy.

The irony wasn't lost on series creator Bryan Fuller.

"It's a tremendous honor to see 'Daisies' win in so many categories -- and in the spirit of the show, win posthumously," he said. "Now can we please make the 'Pushing Daisies' movie?"

Just how big was "Daisies' " feat? With Chenoweth's victory on Sunday night and three other wins at the Sept. 12 Creative Arts Emmys, the show, canceled in November, ranked fourth among all programs. It wound up with one fewer Emmy than reigning comedy champ "30 Rock" and tied with TV's top-rated "American Idol" and the Academy Awards.

 

But while she savored the moment, calling the win "more sweet than bitter" backstage and onstage thanking "the academy for recognizing a show that's no longer on the air," a weepy Chenoweth also was pragmatic about life after "Daisies."

"I'm unemployed now, so I'd like to be on 'Mad Men,' " she quipped.