Barry Sonnenfeld: Directly Involved with Pushing Daisies

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Barry Sonnenfeld has been involved with past television projects, such as The Tick. But those shows failed to find an audience - and the director admits that was largely due to his lack of attention on them.

But, not to worry Pushing Daisies fans, that won't be a problem this time around.

"I get dailies, I talk to the visual-effects people, I read scripts, I e-mail the actors about how to stay in character," he said. "The lesson I've learned is, if I love a show and I want it to succeed, then I need to stay involved on every level."

Chuck, in Hiding

Anna Friel stars as Chuck.

Of course, Sonnenfeld doesn't take all the credit for the show's advance buzz, giving credit to ABC's marketing-savvy Entertainment president, Stephen McPherson.

"I've directed movies that have had fewer billboards and TV ads than Pushing Daisies," he said. "Stephen has been great to work with."

Along with Pushing Daisies, Sonnenfeld also is overseeing ABC's Notes From the Underbelly.

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Pushing Daisies Quotes

She read about people she could never be, on adventures she would never have. Life was good enough until one day it wasn't. Chuck wanted more. But at Boutique Travel Travel Boutique she got more than she bargained for.


Ned: What did you say it was, besides mysterious?
Emerson: I have not yet expressed my opinion.
Ned: Would you care to express it now?
Emerson: My opinion is you need to take a coupon for this conversation and redeem it at another date.
Ned: I want to use my coupon now.
Emerson: Redeem it tomorrow. There's somebody in the county fridge you need to talk to.