Pushing Daisies is back!
Well, for three weeks anyway, as ABC fulfills its promise to the fans to schedule the three unaired episodes. The end of the Daisies drama unspools over the next three Saturdays at 10 pm/ET.
The facts were these: Some time in December 2008, after months of disappointing ratings, ABC pulled the plug on our beloved Pushing Daisies. Shortly after its cancellation, the network atoned by announcing that it would air the three unaired episodes at a later date, probably over the summer. It was even reported that series creator Bryan Fuller (who has since decamped for his other baby, Heroes) was given the opportunity to recut the season-finale episode so that it could act more like a series finale.
Which is all well and good, but... does anyone even remember what was happening on Pushing Daisies back in December?
T.R. Knight, Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is nipping in the bud talk that the role of George — who last was seen barely alive after being mauled, mangled and mashed in a bus accident — will be recast with a new actor.
"A hilarious, ridiculous rumor" is how Rhimes, via Twitter, qualified the speculation.
Getting someone new to play a surgically made-over George would conveniently pave the way for T.R. Knight to vacate the role ...
Josephine Kao at the 2008 National Bee
Sure, she may know her appoggiatura from her serrefine, but can she accurately address a letter to Dancing with the Stars' Maksim? On the eve of her fourth trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 8th-grader Josephine Kao of Sacramento shared a peek inside her spellbinding world, and then dared to tackle some of TV's "toughest" names. (ABC's coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, hosted by Dancing man Tom Bergeron, airs Thursday at 8 pm/ET. SportsCenter's Chris McKendry oversees coverage of the semifinal rounds earlier that day, from 10 am to 1 pm, on ESPN.)
TVGuide.com: What do you typically do the last few days before the national bee? Do you keep cracking at the books, or "get away" from it all?
Josephine Kao: I try to do both. One kid I know said he stayed up until 5 a.m. yesterday morning, but I try to study just a little. The rest is just relaxing and getting ready.
TVGuide.com: Which of your past eliminations gnaws away at you most? What was the word?
Kao: The hardest one for me was last year, when I misspelled ...
On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, one guy gets a little demanding of Jillian's time, a rivalry emerges, the Harlem Globetrotters and Martina McBride swing by for some reason, and four guys go home. Hi, and welcome back to our recap. With me as always is my lovely fiancée, who will contribute her thoughtful, incisive, and occasionally intemperate remarks.
Shawn Johnson won with the smallest margin of victory in Dancing with the Stars history, so it was fitting she was also the smallest dancer. Armed with a killer Paso Doble, and a perfect freestyle and cha-cha, Johnson triumphed over season-long front-runner Gilles Marini by less than one percent. "It's slowly starting to sink in. I couldn't believe we did it at first," Johnson tells TVGuide.com. The gymnast is the third Olympic champion to add a Mirrorball trophy to his or her list of accomplishments, but does she plan to return to winning medals? Find out about her post-Dancing plans, as well as her thoughts on her last dances and near wardrobe malfunction.
Will Lost end with the gang going back to happier, pre-island times?
Featured here in the latest installment of TVGuide.com's Getting Lost video series:
• I start off with a reminder about some Very good news (with a capital V).
• Leaping ahead in time a bit — as a Lostie is prone to do — I had to wonder: Are the producers locked into what the series' final scene will be, when Lost signs off in May 2010? Carlton Cuse gives me an update.
• Who is the "they" Jacob warned Un-Locke about? I share your top two theories.
• Similarly, this week's Burning Question tackles another case of uncertain identity. Give it a listen, then send your best theory to Getting_Lost@tvguide.com.
Watch and discuss the new Getting Lost after the jump.
Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Ugly Betty's two hour season finale (Thursday, 8 pm/ET on ABC) will be brimming with guest stars — Rachel Dratch plays twins, Christopher Gorham returns as Henry — but not all the characters in the episode will be fictional. Just ask The View's Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who cameo on the Season 3 closer.
In the finale, the daytime divas play themselves filming a segment of The View with the media's new It Boy: Daniel Meade. But rather than lobbing softball questions at him, the ladies give the Mode boss ...
ABC's Scrubs might be scrubbing much of its original cast and setting, as series creator Bill Lawrence ponders ways to bring back the renewed series.
At a press conference announcing the network's lineup for the 2009-10 season, ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson could only confirm that ...
Melissa Rycroft, Gilles Marini, Shawn Johnson
And the Season 8 Dancing with the Stars winner is... not so fast. Before a new champion is crowned, Dancing takes a trip down memory lane, names a new pro for next season, roasts the room and scores the finalists on one last dance. Who took home the glittery Mirrorball and who came up just a tad short? Find out below!