Pushing Daisies & Private Practice Season Premieres, or: how Kristin and Audra come into my bedroom every Wednesday night

The best new show from last season makes its second season return to the little screen that is television. Pushing Daisies remains the freshest and most whimsical show out there on network television (network and cable as a matter of fact). It stars every theatre person's favorite pint sized coloratura with a belt, the adorable Kristin Chenoweth, who should have won an Emmy for her performance (same goes for Audra McDonald for her riveting performance in the made-for-tv version of A Raisin in the Sun).

One of the joys of watching Pushing Daisies is seeing guest appearances from some other favorite theatre actors such as Raúl Esparza and Ellen Greene. And one of my favorite moments from last season was when Ms. Chenoweth's Olive Snook and Ms. Greene's Vivian Charles sang together. It made my heart jump.

And then if that wasn't enough, after Pushing Daisies I get a little treat and get to watch perhaps my favorite actress, Audra McDonald, do her thing on the season premiere of Private Practice (a lesser show by far, but Audra is illuminating and never fails to captivate).

You bet your ass she's worth it.

Be sure to catch the season premiere of Pushing Daisies tonight at 8/7 central on ABC.



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