Pushing Daisies

The CW Flirts With Starting Its Own Streaming Service

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Popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu may be seeing some competition in the near future.  The CW, the network famous for its DC-related television shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and less recently Smallville may be getting its own stand-alone streaming service quite soon.  With the streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime outputting shows that are both critically and culturally acclaimed, as well as incredibly lucrative, it’s hard not to see the allure in the idea.  Could this be the end of TV as we know it?  Maybe… (more…)

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Damn you, Rob Thomas for getting the hopes up of so many! Innocent people like Bryan Fuller are getting big ideas that their failed cult classic series may have a hope in hell of getting a movie made of their project.

For Fuller, whose new series (Young) Hannibal premieres next week on NBC, that project in question to be Kickstarted is Pushing Daisies, the romantic comedy about a pie-maker with the ability to bring people back from the dead, who resurrects the love of his life knowing that he can never touch her again without killing her permanently. It’s almost hard to believe that the studio, Warner Bros., wouldn’t want to greenlight it straight up, right?

But seriously, a lot of people want to see a Pushing Daisies movie, which aired for two season on ABC from 2007 to 2009. In a recent interview with Film School Rejects, Fuller talked about his progress in bringing Pushing Daisies to the big screen, and highlights some of the logistical concerns in making the film.

“With Pushing Daisies, we had to build a world. We have to build the pie hole, visual effects, have zombie makeup, and there’s a lot more production elements involved. We made the one-hour pilot for $6 million. Every [other] episode was about $3m to make for the series. To do a movie, I believe we would need between $10-15 million to do it, and that’s harder to ask for than what Veronica Mars is asking for…

I emailed Barry Sonnenfeld first, asking, ‘Would you direct it?’ He said, ‘Well, let’s go to the studio first.’ [Laughs] Yeah, let’s do this one step at a time. I mean, with Veronica Mars they laid out their plan, had all their ducks in a row, and knew what they were doing by the time they hit Kickstarter. I have a lot of catchup to do to see what is possible for Pushing Daisies, what the studio involvement would be, and what the studio’s appetite would be. I have a lot to learn from Rob Thomas on how they pulled it off, and to see if I can do the same with Pushing Daisies.

I would love to return to that world. It’s a very happy place for me. I crammed that show with so many things I love, from dogs to pies to zombies to Kristin Chenoweth. When I was writing Hannibal, I had nowhere to go to give me light. When I was working on Pushing Daisies, if it ever got tough, I was surrounded by things that could make me smile.”

So for the sake of Bryan Fuller’s mental health encourage him in his quest to make a Pushing Daisies movie. Come on people, they only need $10 million to make it happen. Anyone? Hello?

Source: Blastr

Like many viewers of SyFy Channel, I’ve become exceedingly disappointed in the stations programming.  Instead of renewing fan favorite shows (like Eureka) or replacing them with new quality series, the network sells itself out for reality-type shows and horribly bad mutant-animal movies.  I want some good ole’ thought provoking Science Fiction. I don’t want ghost hunting, wrestling, or game shows. Especially the latter. I mean seriously, was Black Out really necessary?  I could’ve gone my whole life with out seeing Steve Erkel (Jamal White) force people to sniff butt in the dark for competition. (refering to the show Black Out) Though, that gay dude saying “I know that smell” was rather hilarious. But I digress…

There’s certainly a lack of quality content on SyFy and I’m just about fed up with it. Of course, just when I think the network couldn’t be any more dumber, they go and do something like this… and totally redeem themselves! There’s not one, but two developments worth a slow clap. Well, one really.

The first exciting announcement (via Deadline Hollywood) is that of Pushing DaisiesBryan Fullers adaptation of John Christopher’s 1969 young-adult sci-fi novel The Lotus Caves. In High Moon, the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources—but when a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts.

While I am unfamilar with The Lotus Caves, I do know of Bryan Fuller. He’s such a quirky and wildly imagimative director. His shows Pushing Daises and Dead Like Me were so avant-garde. With his name on this project… I’m sold!

The other announcment today (via THR) may not be as promising. Director M. Night Shamalamadingdong (*Shyamalan) will possibly direct a new television project for Syfy, titled Proof. Proof is about a man who, after losing his parents in an accident, offers a reward to anyone who has  proof of life after death.

OK, so this guy has made nothing but utter shit for the past 10 years.  With Airbender being the last straw. But, it’s up to him to make an upswing. And he can do it! He’s certainly capable. After all, The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were damn fine movies. I for one, am willing to give him a shot at redemtption (for the 6th time).

The shocking thing is seeing some actual scifi being developed for SyFy. Amerite?

Sources: Deadline Hollywood and THR

Known for his work in creating Dead Like Me and co-creating the comedic drama Wonderfalls, Bryan Fuller has a distinct cult following. The reason being that most of his shows ended up getting cancelled after the second season, including the Emmy award winning Pushing Daisies.

The man couldn’t catch a break, but that hasn’t stopped him from working on The Munster’s update Mockingbird Lane. And at this past weekend’s Comic-Con, Fuller was in full promotion mode, working the room with everything he could to promote his latest pet project. Cult fans of NBC‘sPushing Daisies eventually asked about the long expired series and you know what? Fuller is bringing it back… but with a catch.

According to Fuller:

“There is another Pushing Daisies project that is not a comic and that is not a miniseries that we’re working on.”

So not a mini-series, a comic or another season on television. It’s not as cryptic as the meaning of life being 42, but it still scratches your head.

That sucks, but maybe this means a feature film could be in the works or maybe even a video game similar to what’s been done for Walking Dead or Back to the Future. Hey, it’s a stretch but it’s the best we could come up with in a short notice, in between bouts of “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!”.

So, do you have any ideas as to what Fuller has in store for his seemingly reborn show, or will it just end up “pushing daisies” in the long run once again?

Source: Blastr

Cake or Death? Well it seems that the Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane, chose Death. After what’s seemed silence on the airwaves on the show, Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and X-Men director Bryan Singer have finally cast their first role, in the four months after the shows ordered pilot,  for the revamped (sexy) Grandpa Munster.

Deadline reports that “final negotiations” are in order for iconic actor/comedian Eddie Izzard to join the show as both producer and Grandpa Munster. Of course this Grandpa Munster, will be extremely different from the one of your childhood (or Netflix account). Lewis’ Grandpa, while being a cherry old cook whose cheerful demeanor and sarcastic quips made this lab-homebody a lively old chap it seems that the reboot will expand on his abilities. Izzard’s Grandpa will be much more the Man About Town type who can turn into bats, rats and wolves at the drop of a dime, while also managing to don fedoras and other fashionable attire as he tries his luck with the ladies.

Izzard’s acting and comedic capabilities are top notch, and he has proven that he has a strong TV series persona i.e. his acclaimed two seasons on The Riches, a guest stint on United States of Tara, and his previous work with Singer on Valkyrie.  Plus, who can forget, that Izzard was responsible for one of the most well-renowned and funniest Star Wars jokes to date.   Izzard gets a thumbs up from this southern lady on his future endeavor in NBC’s Mockingbird Lane.

New ‘Munsters’ Show Likely

A new installment of the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” will most likely be remade for the modern era. Bryan Fuller first developed his remake of The Munsters last year, but it was passed over for other pilots at the time. Fuller has met with NBC executives in recent weeks about revisiting his adaptation of the 1960s black-and-white classic.

Cue the fire blast from Spot the dragon and the eye rolling from moi. Honestly, “Does this really need to happen?”

Don’t burn me at the stake just yet – I’m not actually hating on “The Munsters.” The scripts were kitschy, the sets were detailed and gorgeous, and the Herman Munster and the other characters had way more depth than that other creepy family down the road. I’m just tired of series, toys and movies getting reboot after reboot. Knock it off, Hollywood!

On the other hand, it’s reported this isn’t going to be The Munsters just as they were in their original run in the 1960s. They’re getting a darker, gritty re-imagining like most remakes nowadays. Fuller plans to dive deeper into the origins of the how the Munster family came to be.

So who knows? Maybe this Munsters-spawn will work. It’s been done before to questionable success in the 1980s, but maybe  Bryan Fuller can make people care about haunted houses and spooky families again. I guess his track record is pretty solid, if you count “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies” as solid.

*grumble*

Oh, who am I kidding? I love all of those shows, so Fuller will work some mojo, and I’ll probably end up eating Fruity Pebbles in front of the “New-New Munsters Today In Pieholeland” every week.

Source: TVGUIDE

New ‘Munsters’ Show Likely

I like to view my Munsters through tiny holes.

I like to view my Munsters through tiny holes.

In the latest “Does this really need to happen?” news installment, the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” will be remade for the modern era. Cue the fire blast from Spot the dragon and the eye rolling from moi.

Don’t burn me at the stake just yet – I’m not actually hating on “The Munsters.” The scripts were kitschy, the sets were detailed and gorgeous, and the Herman Munster and the other characters had way more depth than that other creepy family down the road. I’m just tired of series, toys and movies getting reboot after reboot. Knock it off, Hollywood!

But who knows? Maybe this Munsters-spawn will work. It’s been done before to questionable success in the 1980s, but maybe this Bryan Fuller producer guy can make people care about haunted houses and spooky families again. I guess his track record is pretty solid, if you count “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies” as solid.

*grumble*

Oh, who am I kidding? I love all of those shows, so Fuller will work some mojo, and I’ll probably end up eating Fruity Pebbles in front of the “New-New Munsters Today In Pieholeland” every week.

Source: GeekTyrant

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You look out the window and see the night sky is an interesting kaleidoscope of purple, gold, and green; the dark swirling clouds threaten storms of untold proportions. An alien mother ship hangs ominously over the burning city in the distance, spewing laser beams and attack crafts to the ground. The zombies outside beat a steady rhythm on your front door…wait a minute, is that Betty White? In the next room the TV anchor is droning on about the meteor headed toward earth bound for impact in eight days; as if it mattered. You grab the remote and flip through the channels, the meteor . . . zombies . . . aliens . . . man-eating frogs . . . zombies . . . Jersey Shore . . . meteor . . . tornadoes . . . some kind of western about four weird guys on horses . . . yeah, nothing on, at least that much hasn’t changed.

Not much else to do but go nail another board over that window, grab your baseball bat, a bottle of Tequila, your favorite snacks, and watch:

The top 25 shows to watch before the

Apocalypse!!!!

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