By Kenneth Jones
20 Aug 2012
|Photo by ABC Family/Andrew Eccles|
It was unclear until now what the future of the show would be. The network is billing the coming return of "Bunheads" as a "back-order pick-up" — essentially, a continuation of the first season — rather than a second season. TVLine.com reported that eight episodes of creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's quirky show — about a directionless dancer (two-time Tony Award winner Foster) who lands in a small town where she spars with her mother-in-law (Tony winner Bishop), a local dance teacher — are likely, with shooting to begin this fall for a 2013 debut.
The title refers to the hairstyle of classical dancers. In the first season, Foster's Michelle Simms, a former Vegas showgirl who once aimed higher, has slowly bonded with a quartet of young teen dancers (Kaitlyn Jenkins as Bettina "Boo" Jordan, Julia Goldani Telles as Sasha Torres, Bailey Buntain as Ginny Thompson and Emma Dumont as Melanie Segal) in the sleepy town of Paradise, CA. Michelle also encounters a gaggle of offbeat supporting characters in the series from the creator of "Gilmore Girls."