Chiller To Air ‘Pushing Daisies’

Horror-themed network Chiller will launch in March the off-broadcast drama Pushing Daisies as part of its Winter primetime lineup, the network announced Friday.

Beginning March 5, the network will air all 22 total episodes of the 2007 ABC drama -- the first time that Pushing Daisies has been on air since ABC cancelled the show in 2009, said network officials.

Also joining the Chiller lineup in January is R.L. Stine’s The Nightmare Room, an anthology series from Goosebumps author RL Stine.

On the original programming front, Chiller will resurrect its Chiller 13 countdown franchise in February with Chiller 13: The Most Horrifying Hook-Ups, which focuses on film’s most fatal attractions of all time, said network executives.

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