Just a reminder that Barack Obama's half-hour campaign infomercial is playing out tonight at 8 on CBS, NBC and Fox (plus several cable channels), which will postpone or pre-empt regular programming (including World Series Game 5.5) to show it. Whatever you think of Obama vs. McCain(*), this is only good news if you're a fan of "Pushing Daisies," since ABC is the only major network to not be showing the Obama ad. I don't know that having zero scripted competition is going to move the needle much for a whimsical show about a pie-maker who brings the dead back to life, but this may oddly turn out to be the show's last, best chance at convincing ABC it's worth keeping.
Also, for "The Wire" fans among you, several notable "Wire" actors recently filmed a commercial for the Obama campaign in North Carolina. (They also made several campaign appearances in the state.) No Omar, but it's nice to see that Lester Freamon and Marlo can find common ground on something.
(*) Given some of the stupidity that's gone on in recent "SNL" posts, I was really reluctant to bring up this topic at all. So let me be clear: this is not a political blog. We are not going to talk about the merits of the two candidates, the two parties, or anything else. If you want to comment about the fate of "Pushing Daisies," or how nice/strange it is to see so many "Wire" actors together in a different context, fine. But anything that's remotely over the line, regardless of political affiliation, gets deleted. Got me?