Bryan Fuller created the 2007 series, which was billed as a "blend of romance, fantasy and mystery." "Pushing Daisies" followed a "forensic fairytale about Ned, a young man with a very special gift," according to a show description. "As a young boy Ned discovers that he can return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. But his random gift isn't without deadly consequences...as he soon finds out." Lee Pace (Small Tragedy, The Guardians) starred as Ned opposite Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, On the Twentieth Century), Ellen Greene (Little Shop of Horrors), Anna Friel (original star of Closer), Swoosie Kurtz (Frozen, Fifth of July) and Chi McBride ("Boston Public," "The Nine"). Jim Dale (Barnum) provided the show's narration.
Coming in second in the competition was the 2002 series "Firefly," which starred Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk.