For 'Daisies,' time to pluck or replant


ABC's "Pushing Daisies" wrapped production on its 13th episode Thursday, and industry sources are buzzing that the network does not plan to order any more.

An ABC spokesperson said no decision has been made, and series creator Bryan Fuller said he has not heard a verdict.

"Our ABC exec was on the set last night saying they are still swinging in the fight to keep 'Daisies' on the air," Fuller said. "Spirits are high and hopeful, and everyone here is very proud of our work and this show."

The show will have to be alerted soon to avoid disruption of production.

"Daisies" has averaged 6.6 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating this season.

Fuller previously expressed interest in returning to the writing staff of NBC's "Heroes" if "Daisies" departs. He also has indicated that he would finish this season's story lines in comic book form.

Working in "Daisies' " favor: ABC has a history of giving chances to struggling shows — such as "Eli Stone," "What About Brian" and "According to Jim." (partialdiff)