Pushing Daisies: Season 2 (2008 - 2009)

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

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 137

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Air date: Oct 1, 2008

In the second season premiere, Chuck goes undercover as a "Bee Girl" at a honey-based cosmetics company after their new spokesmodel (guest star AUTUMN REESER - "The O.C.") is stung to death. Chuck soon discovers that office politics are killer -- literally -- between the founder, Betty Bee (guest star MISSI PYLE - "Boston Legal," "Heroes") and the new owner, Woolsey Nicholls (guest star FRENCH STEWART - "3rd Rock from the Sun," "The Closer"). Meanwhile, Ned can't stand Chuck's growing independence -- or the fact that she wants to move out of his apartment. And Lily spirits Olive off to a nunnery so she won't spill Lily's deep, dark secret.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2008

Ned, Chuck and Emerson search for a missing teen, Nikki Heaps (guest star HAYLEY McFARLAND - "Gilmore Girls," "ER"), who has run off to the circus a circus where people keep turning up dead. Meanwhile, overcome with guilt, Lily pays Olive a visit at the nunnery. Recurring guest star DIANA SCARWID ("Wonderfalls," "Truman" "What Lies Beneath") appears as Mother Superior.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2008

Chuck, Emerson and Ned go undercover as a Catholic nun and priests and pass themselves off as investigators from the Vatican to help Olive prove that her best pal at the nunnery, Sister Larue (MO COLLINS - "MADtv"), didn't kill herself, but was actually murdered.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2008

When a popular escort at a rent-a-friend agency turns up dead, his antisocial roommate (DAVID ARQUETTE - "Scream" films) is a suspect. DEBRA MOONEY guest stars as Emerson's mom.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2008

Ned is startled when the mysterious Dwight Dixon (recurring guest star STEPHEN ROOT - "NewsRadio," "The West Wing") claims to be an old friend of his father's.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2008

Ned agrees to help a magician (FRED WILLARD) whose animal assistants are being killed. And Dwight Dixon (STEPHEN ROOT) works himself into the aunts' lives, but Lily is suspicious.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2008

Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate the case of a dead millionaire (SHELLEY BERMAN - "Boston Legal," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"). Dwight Dixon (STEPHEN ROOT) romances a clueless Vivian.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2008

Chuck turns to Emerson for help dealing with the consequences of her actions, and Ned and Olive compete at a murderous comfort food cook-off.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2008

Ned and Chuck deal with the traumatic return of someone from their past. Emerson and Olive investigate the odd death of a lighthouse keeper. MARY KAY PLACE guest stars.

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Air date: Dec 17, 2008

Ned, Chuck and Emerson meet their match with a team of Norwegian detectives, who may discover all of their secrets. ORLANDO JONES guest stars as Magnus Olsdatter.

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Pushing Daisies: Season 2 Photos

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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.

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…

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…

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…

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

  • May 19, 2020
    Following such a fantastic first season as this show had could have been a challenge but season two was just as good as season one and I loved every second.
  • 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!

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