Oh, the irony. While nearly everyone else in the TV biz is in New York this week for the Upfronts, I'm in L.A. on assignment with the TV Guide Channel. A work conflict is keeping me from attending ABC's screening of the fall clips, but I did have the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at what is sure to be one of my favorite shows of the new season: Pushing Daisies, perhaps the most instantly delightful pilot since Ugly Betty, and twice as fanciful. A wild pop-colored blend of comedy, fantasy and mystery, it's about a young man (the charming Lee Pace) whose touch can bring the dead back to life, and back to death just as quick. What he does with this gift, and how it changes his life and those around him, is the gist of this series, which plays like the best Tim Burton fairy-tale fable ever. I've never seen anything quite like it, and I hope people find it in its somewhat challenging time period. - Matt Roush

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