CHUCK GOES UNDERCOVER AS A "BEE GIRL" TO SOLVE A MURDER,
AND LILY GETS OLIVE TO A NUNNERY, ON ABC'S "PUSHING DAISIES"
The Critically Acclaimed Series, Nominated for 12 Emmy Awards,
Makes its Second-Season Premiere, Wednesday, October 1
"Bzzzzzzzzz!" � Chuck goes undercover as a "Bee Girl" at a honey-based cosmetics company after their new spokesmodel (guest star Autumn Reeser) is stung to death. She soon discovers that office politics are killer (literally) between the founder (guest star Missi Pyle as Betty Bee) and the new owner (guest star French Stewart as Woolsey Nicholls). Meanwhile, Ned can't stand her growing independence � or the fact that she wants to move out of his apartment. In other developments, Lily spirits Olive off to a nunnery so she won't spill Lily's deep, dark secret, on the Second-Season premiere of ABC's critically-acclaimed "Pushing Daisies" � nominated for 12 Emmy Awards -- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Pushing Daisies" stars Lee Pace as Ned, Anna Friel as Chuck, Chi McBride as Emerson Cod, Ellen Greene as Vivian, with Swoosie Kurtz as Lily and Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook. Jim Dale is the narrator.
Guest starring in "Bzzzzzzzzz!" are Field Cate as Young Ned, Sammi Hanratty Young Chuck, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Diana Scarwid as the Mother Superior, Peter Cambor as Dusty Fitz, Autumn Reeser as Kentucky Fitz, Missi Pyle as Betty Bee, Robin Gwynne as the customer and French Stewart as Woolsey Nicholls. "Bzzzzzzzzz!" was written by Bryan Fuller. Adam Kane directed the episode.
"Pushing Daisies is from Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Bryan Fuller ("Star Trek: Voyager," "Dead Like Me," "Wonderfalls"), Barry Sonnenfeld ("Addams Family," "Men in Black," "Get Shroty"), Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (Academy Award-winning producers of "American Beauty") and Peter Ocko ("Boston Legal") are executive producers. Fuller is also creator of the series.
"Pushing Daisies" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
This episode will be available on abc.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.