Pushingdaisies_290 Fans held onto hope, but “Samantha Who?” joined the graveyard of ABC’s beloved canceled shows that include “Pushing Daisies” and “Eli Stone.”

It’s a competitive business to be sure, but giving “Sam” the boot while renewing “Scrubs” and “Better Off Ted” — both of which aren’t on the fall schedule but are being held (for a possible midseason fill in?) — seems like a head scratcher.

The show could easily have been paired with ABC’s new comedy “Cougar Town,” starring Courteney Cox.

And while ABC gives highly imaginative shows a shot — “Pushing Daisies,” “Life on Mars,” “Eli Stone” — it’s rare that the network sticks with them. There are some exceptions though, such as “Lost.”

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Do you think ABC made the right decision to cancel these shows? Should they have given them one more shot?


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