ABC Minus 3: Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone & Pushing Daisies
It is not a great surprise, but I was very disappointed to learn that Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies were all canceled today, according to many online entertainment news sources (including Ausiello and Kristin).
Of the three, my heart was firmly planted with the cast, crew and creative team behind Pushing Daisies. The show was far more than whimsical; it was a series with soul and great spirit.
I enjoyed Dirty Sexy Money for exactly what it was – a late night soap blessed with a fantastic ensemble cast and intriguing stories that successfully intermingled dysfunctional families with politics. And although I was a fairly late convert to Eli Stone, I thought that the series offered a unique and quirky blend of drama, humor and music.
My favorite show of all time (Lost) and several others that I TiVO every week (Brothers & Sisters, Grey’s, Life on Mars, Private Practice, Samantha Who, Scrubs, Ugly Betty) are on ABC, so I’m not about to boycott an entire network. And I realize that the current financial situation affects the production costs of television shows. However, I am entitled to be
disgruntled with ABC because of beloved show cancellations and poor
decisions (how/why they fired Brooke Smith). So I am.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have a slice of pie in honor of Bryan Fuller and his amazing show.