Future of ABC Family's "Bunheads," With Tony Winner Sutton Foster, Undecided
By Michael Gioia
"Bunheads," the whimsical hour-long ABC Family dramedy-with-dance series starring Broadway's Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop, is eyeing a second season, according to Deadline.com.
According to Deadline, "Bunheads," along with the ABC Family comedy "Baby Daddy," has been picked up for a second season. However, "Bunheads" leading lady Foster tweeted March 12 at 2:26 PM ET, "You guys are so awesome but Bunheads has not been officially renewed yet. Fingers crossed!!"
Press representatives at ABC Family have confirmed to Playbill.com that there is "no news on a second season pick-up."
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 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."
Read more about "Bunheads" on Playbill.com. Read Playbill.com's June interview with Foster, on the topic of "Bunheads."
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