Pushing Daisies

Friday, 1 May 2009, 10:35PM – 11:35PM

When one half of the synchronized swimming duo the Aquadolls (guest stars Nora Dunn and Wendie Malick) meets with an unfortunate end (murder by shark?), the Darling Mermaid Darlings get a chance to come out of retirement at a traveling water circus. But the surviving Aquadoll may know a little too much about Lily’s past. Meanwhile, Ned, Chuck and Emerson go undercover to solve the murder.

Friday, 24 April 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

Emerson gets a lead in his daughter Penny’s whereabouts when he investigates the murder of millionaire Roland Stingwell (guest star Fred Williamson). The prime suspect is Penny’s no-good mama, Lila Robinson (guest star Gina Torres – Firefly, Alias, Standoff, 24, Cleopatra 2525), who ran off with the girl years ago. Meanwhile, an awkward Randy Mann (recurring guest star David Arquette) tries to romance Olive.

 

Friday, 17 April 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

When Ned declares he’s no longer using his “gift” to solve crimes, Emerson enlists Chuck’s help to investigate the murder of a window dresser. 

Meanwhile, Olive gets a blast from her past – the two cons who kidnapped her as a child (she convinced them to in an effort to get her parents’ attention) break out of jail and ask for her help. Richard Benjamin (Deconstructing Harry, The Sunshine Boys, He & She, Goodbye, Columbus) and George Segal (Just Shoot Me!, The Cable Guy, Look Who’s Talking, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) guest star as Jerry and Buster. Recurring guest stars David Arquette appears as Randy Mann and Diana Scarwid appears as Mother Superior.

 

Friday, 3 April 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

When Emerson turns down Vivian’s request to look into the sudden disappearance of Dwight Dixon, she turns to another team of private investigators, lead by Emerson’s bitter rival, Magnus Olsdatter (guest star Orlando Jones – Drumline, MADtv). Magnus and his cohorts are relentless Norwegian gumshoes, ejected from their own country, and their snooping may reveal all of Ned’s and Chuck’s secrets.


 

Friday, 27 March 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

As Ned and Chuck deal with the traumatic return of someone from their past, Emerson, assisted by Olive, investigates the odd death of lighthouse keeper Nora McQuoddy (Kristen Olson), whose murder could expose some of Papen County’s stranger secrets

 

Friday, 20 March 2009, 10:35PM on ITV1

Chuck turns to Emerson for help in dealing with the consequences of her actions, while Ned and Olive compete at a comfort food cook-off that turns deadly when a chef is found deep fried and dead.

 

 

Friday, 13 March 2009, 10:00PM on ITV1

Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate the case of a dead millionaire (guest star Shelley Berman – Boston Legal, Curb Your Enthusiasm) who may have been murdered by his much younger money-grubbing widow (guest star Jennifer Elise Cox – 10 Items or Less, Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, The Brady Bunch Movie) – or a latter-day Robin Hood. Meanwhile, Lily fumes as the suspicious Dwight Dixon begins romancing a clueless Vivian.

Friday, 6 March 2009, 10:00PM on ITV1

Ned reluctantly agrees to help “The Great Herrmann” (guest star Fred Willard – Back to You, Everybody Loves Raymond, For Your Consideration, Best in Show), a famed magician whose animal assistants are being mysteriously killed off. The magician has been a surrogate dad to Ned’s half-brothers ever since their father walked out on them.

Meanwhile, Dwight Dixon insinuates himself into the aunts’ lives, but Lily is instantly suspicious of his motives.

Friday, 27 February 2009, 10:00PM on ITV1

Ned is startled when a mysterious man, Dwight Dixon, appears at the diner claiming to be an old friend and associate of his father’s – and asks for Ned’s help in finding him. Meanwhile, Emerson investigates a murder at a dim sum restaurant and reunites with Simone (guest star Christine Adams – Home Again, NY-LON, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), the polygamist’s widow and dog obedience trainer who once caught his eye.

Friday, 20 February 2009, 10:00PM on ITV1

When the most popular escort at a rent-a-friend agency turns up dead, the team investigates who killed him, including his antisocial, taxidermy-loving roommate and likely suspect, Randy Mann (guest star David Arquette – Scream films, Hamlet 2). Meanwhile, Emerson’s famed private investigator mom, Calista Cod (guest star Debra Mooney – Everwood, Boston Legal, The Practice), pays an unexpected visit.

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