ABC Family's "Bunheads," Starring Tony Winner Sutton Foster, Canceled

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and Michael Gioia
23 Jul 2013

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"Bunheads," the whimsical hour-long ABC Family dramedy-with-dance series starring Broadway's Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop, has been canceled, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In a statement ABC Family said, "'Bunheads' is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired. The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base. Recognizing all of this, we took extra time to try and find ways to bring the series back for another season, but in the end it simply wasn’t possible. We wish the cast and crew the best in their future endeavors."

The first season of "Bunheads" — 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 —  which kicked off June 11, 2012, concluded Feb. 25. 

The title referred to the hairstyle of classical dancers. In the first season, Foster's Michelle Simms, a former Vegas showgirl who once aimed higher, 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 encountered a gaggle of offbeat supporting characters in the series from the creator of "Gilmore Girls."



Read more about "Bunheads" on Playbill.com. Read Playbill.com's previous interview with Foster, on the topic of "Bunheads."