Pushing Daisies: Season 2 (2008 - 2009)


Season 2
Pushing Daisies

Critics Consensus

Pushing Daisies' tawdry quirks continue to bloom in a deliciously inventive second season that rises to the high bar set by its predecessor.



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 132
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Air date: Oct 1, 2008
Air date: Oct 8, 2008
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Air date: Oct 22, 2008
Air date: Oct 29, 2008
Air date: Nov 19, 2008
Air date: Nov 26, 2008
Air date: Dec 3, 2008
Air date: Dec 10, 2008
Air date: Dec 17, 2008
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Nominated for 12 Emmy® Awards its first season, the visually stunning Pushing Daisies, is back for another season of unprecedented romance, crime procedure and high-concept fantasy.


Lee Pace
as Ned
Anna Friel
as Chuck
Chi McBride
as Emerson
Ellen Greene
as Vivian
Field Cate
as Young Ned
Stephen Root
as Dwight Dixon
Diana Scarwid
as Mother Superior
David Arquette
as Randy Mann
Christine Adams
as Simone Hundin
Sammi Hanratty
as Young Chuck
Steven Wash Jr.
as Young Emerson
Alex Miller
as Maurice
Debra Mooney
as Calista Cod
Fred Willard
as The Great Herrmann
Autumn Reeser
as Kentucky Fitz
Ethan Phillips
as Daniel Hill
Missi Pyle
as Betty Bee
Kristen Olson
as Nora McQuoddy
Rachael Harris
as Georgeann Heaps
Beth Grant
as Marianne Marie Beetle
Samantha Bailey
as Young Olive
Casey Weiant
as Randi Jean
Mary Kay Place
as Annabelle Vandersloop
Francesca P. Roberts
as Amelia Stingwell
Josh Hopkins
as Shane Trickle
French Stewart
as Woolsey Nicholls
Orlando Jones
as Magnus Olsdatter
Mae Hi
as La Di Ting
Wayne Wilderson
as Wendell Featherstone
Fred Williamson
as Roland Stingwell
Joey Slotnick
as Jimmy Neptune
Tim Bagley
as Col. Likkin
David Koechner
as Merle McQuoddy
Jamison Yang
as Tam Phong
Mary K. DeVault
as Sister Mary Christina
Willie Garson
as Dick Dicker
Wilson Cruz
as Sid Tango
Peter Cambor
as Dusty Fitz
Danny Comden
as Rob Wright
Alexander Gould
as Elliot McQuoddy
Gina Torres
as Lila Robinson
Alexandra Barreto
as Veronica Villanueva
Hayley McFarland
as Nikki Heaps
Mo Collins
as Sister Larue
Leyna Nguyen
as News Anchor
Sam Pancake
as Denny Downs
Matt Winston
as Michael Brunt
Michael McDonald
as Galveston Gus
Googy Gress
as Von Deenis
Graham McTavish
as Hansel Von Getz
Robert Picardo
as Det. Puget
Phil Abrams
as Dr. Eugene Halifax
Mackenzie Smith
as Young Lily (5 years old)
Avery Stevens
as Young Lily (11 years old)
Diana Costa
as Mother Snook
Ron Yuan
as Shrimp Boy
Robin Gwynne
as Customer
Marc Raducci
as Father Snook
Giselle Gail Gaines
as Young Vivian (6 years old)
Michael C. Alexander
as Customer No. 1
Mark Povinelli
as Small Person
Chao Li Chi
as Hua Jaing
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Critic Reviews for Pushing Daisies Season 2

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

I admire this show - it's so original, and sequences such as the "Sound of Music" goof are right on. But I admire it more than I enjoy it. I find it hard to care about the emotional storylines, any more than I might care about, oh, Daffy Duck.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"Pushing Daisies" is too much of a feast to not take a sweet and filling bite.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It still has the same problem, which is exactly where it can take itself, but the ride remains as delightful as the bright shiny colors with which the show lavishly decorates itself.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

I find it difficult to write about "Daisies" because it's just hard to quantify. Saying it is cute and funny and sweet isn't enough and probably makes it sound less-than-appealing to many readers. It's just good.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

But was notable for the interplay between the established P.I. Emerson and his budding sidekick, Olive. The two had genuine chemistry, bouncing ideas (and chests) off each other.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Building on the strong characters and quirky settings introduced in the first season, season two ambitiously delved into the characters' back stories, introducing us to several long-term storylines...

Jun 13, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I adore this show, its subtleties and nuances. I'm just not sure large numbers of other people get it and how clever it is, worryingly.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The minute I watched Kristin deliver one of many long, convoluted monologues, I was hooked. Not gonna lie: The morbid subject matter, visual eye candy, and the handsome Lee Pace only helped to feed the addiction.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

With great power comes great responsibility, and with a great premise came a great TV show full of a wonderful ensemble cast, oddball humor, and delicious-looking pies.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Bryan Fuller's script isn't exactly a thriller but it is perfect at bringing out all the colors and kookiness the show can muster.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Pushing Daisies is funny, confident and entirely individual in a landscape of shows trying too hard to be what they think their audience might want.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Pushing Daisies is a series with heart and warmth, and a wholesome quality that almost makes you forget you're watching the dead - often with horrific injuries - rising from their morgue slabs to avenge their deaths.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pushing Daisies: Season 2

  • Mar 08, 2019
    Love this show. It's cute and fun with an interesting premise. It sucks that it only got two seasons T^T
  • Feb 18, 2019
    I wish there were more of this show.
  • Nov 11, 2018
    More of the same mystery murders being solved by our group of unconventional people.
  • Oct 29, 2016
    Actually a 9.5/10. The tone felt a bit different from the first. The first season was more innocent, this season slightly darker. This season just overall felt a little different. I normally am a fan of something serial to move the plot along, but in this show's case, I thought it weighed it down. But this season also had a few episodes that I rated higher than the 7's the whole first season got, (the show as a whole is perfect, but you can't rate every episode 10/10) with the tenth episode "The Norwegians" scoring a 10! SPOILERS: Continuing with the negatives (makes me sad) that are mostly at the end of the season. The Norwegians ended with Ned's dad being shown (not gonna spoil everything) but not revealing his face FYI. The story was moving along well, and was very interesting. Then the next three episodes didn't address any of it. That bugged me. Then the final moments, about 10 minutes or less, of the last episode felt extremely rushed, like they were recorded during the break from christmas to summer. But, I can not say that I completely hated the ending, because it answers the question raised in the pilot...it just didn't really answer most of the other questions raised during the series. What makes it worse is that Bryan didn't tell us what would have happened because of his hopes for continuing it in some format, which haven't been successful.
  • Jan 11, 2016
    Classic. Cancelled way too soon.
  • Jun 03, 2015
    i found the series to be too chearrful but it is a interesting consept
  • May 08, 2015
    Amazing show, amazing sets - just beautiful!!!!
  • Feb 21, 2014
    I did not even know about this show until recently and of course it is too late! Bummer!
  • Feb 10, 2014
    Loved it! Excellent cast and stunning costumes!
  • Jan 25, 2014
    This show is absolutely gorgeous. The dialogue is well written and witty. It will forever be one of my favourites.

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