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The Morning After: Buzzworthy?

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Did absence make your heart grow fonder? Last night, ABC’s Pushing Daisies, Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money returned after an eternity in post-strike suspended animation. The big gamble in keeping these shows off the air in April and May, then “relaunching” now, of course, is that they would neither seem new and exciting a second time out nor, having only aired nine or so episodes, have a dedicated enough fan base to return en masse.

Personally, I found Private Practice even more cloying and pointless than I did last fall; DSM surprisingly fun and improved (though I still can’t imagine watching it regularly); and Pushing Daisies equally charming and sui generis, though it still probably stays on my Tivo-and-watch-eventually list. Did you come back?