[08/27/08 - 01:14 PM]
ABC Brings Emmy-Nominated "Pushing Daisies" to Your Hometown
Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City will all be visited by the "interactive experience."

[via press release from ABC]


"Pushing Daisies Touch of Wonder Tour" Gives You a Chance to Dine on Free Pie at The Pie Hole

Markets Include Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City

Leading up to the second season of the Emmy�-nominated series "Pushing Daisies," ABC is bringing the interactive experience of Ned's bakery, The Pie Hole, to ten major markets across the country. Guests will be able to enjoy free pie and the company of an outgoing restaurant staff, all while experiencing charming d�cor from the show's set. Balloons with the show's logo, posters and daisy decals on the floor will be the icing on The Pie Hole.

In addition, "Pushing Daisies" footage will play on plasma televisions on site, and waitresses on whimsically decorated daisy bicycles will direct people to the restaurant prior to the event. Guests will also have the opportunity to receive branded "Pushing Daisies" magnets, pie-cutters and spatulas. Visitors will turn into fans as they fully immerse themselves in the fantasy world of "Pushing Daisies." To top things off, a "Pushing Daisies" microsite will chart the mobile Pie Hole's travels and offer fun send-to-a-friend Daisy messages online at www.PushingDaisiesTour.com.

"Pushing Daisies Touch of Wonder Tour" Dates and Locations:

Date Location

August 31 Anaheim, CA � Downtown Disney

September 7 San Francisco, CA � Ghirardelli Square� Chocolate Festival

September 10 Los Angeles, CA � Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade

September 12 Las Vegas, NV � Fashion Show Mall

September 14 Phoenix, AZ � Westgate Complex

September 17 Denver, CO � Larimer Square

September 20 Dallas, TX � Addison Oktober Fest

September 24 Chicago, IL � Lincoln Park

September 26 Philadelphia, PA � The Shops at Liberty Place

September 29 New York, NY � Times Square

About "Pushing Daisies"

From Bryan Fuller ("Heroes") and Barry Sonnenfeld ("Men in Black") comes an unprecedented blend of romance, crime procedural and high-concept fantasy in a forensic fairytale about a young man with a very special gift. Once upon a time, a mild-mannered boy named Ned realized he could touch dead things and bring them back to life. Grown-up Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with an investigator to crack murder cases by asking the deceased to name their killers. But the tale gets complicated, as all tales do, when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead and keeps her alive. Chuck encourages him to use his power to help others, instead of merely solving mysteries and collecting the rewards. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she'll go back to being dead, this time for good.

Emmy nominee Lee Pace ("The Good Shepherd," "Soldier's Girl"), Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel ( "Goal" film series, " upcoming "Land of the Lost,"), Chi McBride ("The Nine," "Boston Public"), Tony nominee Ellen Greene ("Little Shop of Horrors"), Emmy� and Tony winner Swoosie Kurtz ("Huff," "Sisters") and Emmy� nominee and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth ("The West Wing") star in the visually stunning series from Living Dead Guy Productions, the Jinks/Cohen Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Tony winner Jim Dale, reader of the "Harry Potter" series of audio books, is the narrator.

In addition to Fuller and Sonnenfeld, Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (Academy Award-winning producers of "American Beauty") and Peter Ocko ("Boston Legal," "Dead Like Me") serve as executive producers. In its first season "Pushing Daisies" garnered a Directors Guild of America Award and a Gracie Award, and received an astounding twelve Emmy�, Golden Globe, Writers Guild of America and Edgar Award nominations.

  [august 2008]  


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