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Watch Bunheads’ Farewell Dance

27 August 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Remember when Bunheads got canceled? That was the worst. Now at least there's this brief dance from the show's creator and cast to help you process your feelings. The video, directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, does not include Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop, Liza Weil, or Stacey Oristano, and Kaitlyn Jenkins (who played the best bunhead, Boo) doesn't dance because she's injured. And Boo's excellent dweeby boyfriend isn't there, either. And neither is the ghost of Hubbell! If this weren't so lovely otherwise, it would be a massive bummer. Anyway, good-bye again, Bunheads. »

- Margaret Lyons

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The 'Bunheads' perform one last dance

26 August 2013 7:05 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Bunheads could have staged a revolt when news came that the beloved ABC Family show was not returning for a second season. We would have been right there with them.

But the ballerinas chose to bow out elegantly — with an emotional dance choreographed by Marguerite Derricks and directed by showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino. Featuring stars Julia Goldani Telles (Sasha), Bailey Buntain (Ginny), and Jeanine Mason (Cozette), the dance references various numbers seen throughout season one, including Sasha’s incredible “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” routine. Kaitlyn Jenkins, who played Boo, does not appear in the video due to an injury. Also absent are Sutton Foster, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Bunheads: Season One Ratings

22 July 2013 9:12 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC Family hopes to attract big ratings with Bunheads, a new drama about a Vegas showgirl (Sutton Foster) who ends up widowed and teaching dance in a small town far from the Strip. The rest of the cast includes Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain, Emma Dumont, Kelly Bishop, and Alan Ruck.

Here are the updated TV ratings for Bunheads, the best way to tell if this new TV series will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The first season of Bunheads typically airs on Monday nights on ABC Family.

Want to see how the rest of the ABC Family shows are doing?

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Update: Bunheads has been cancelled after one season.

Final season averages: »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Bunheads

22 July 2013 8:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC Family

Episodes: 18 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: June 11, 2012 -- February 25, 2013

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain, Emma Dumont, Kelly Bishop, and Alan Ruck.

TV show description:

Tired of her life as a chorus girl in Las Vegas, Michelle Simms (Sutton Foster) reluctantly agrees to marry Hubbell Flowers (Alan Ruck) on a whim. He loves her dearly and promises to give her a better life, away from The Strip.

Hubbell brings her to his small hometown, where she is not exactly greeted with open arms. Hubbell's overbearing mother, Fanny (Kelly Bishop), is appalled by the news of their marriage, and frowns on the idea of Michelle moving in with them. Fanny later hosts a wedding reception, where Michelle meets the colorful locals and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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ABC Family cancels 'Bunheads' after one season

22 July 2013 4:39 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Oh Bunheads, we’ll miss you so.

Monday, ABC Family announced that it would not bring back Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved hour-long show for a second season. A critical and cultish fan favorite, the whimsical show about a displaced Vegas showgirl and the quirky, idyllic ballet studio in Paradise, California that becomes her home never found a following significant enough to justify keeping it on the air.

Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” said a ABC Family spokesperson. “The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Rip 'Bunheads'

22 July 2013 4:23 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

It's official: "Bunheads" is no more. ABC Family finally dropped the axe on the fan-favorite bubble show from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino about small-town ballerinas and the quirky women (Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop) who teach them.

We're in mourning over the loss of another under-appreciated TV gem, and we figured the best way to pay our respects was to grieve openly. With the power of dance.

Above, an amazing example of what made "Bunheads" so enjoyable. Rebellious ballerina Sasha, wearing (appropriately) all black, dancing dramatically to a song that's as ridiculous as some of the show's plot lines, but no less catchy with its energy.

Also, the song is about a once-thriving city that was sacked and destroyed ... so kind of the same thing that ABC Family just did to "Bunheads." Enjoy!

Tell us: Will you miss "Bunheads"? Did you have a favorite bunhead? Is this the first time »

- Maggie Furlong

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'Bunheads' canceled by ABC Family after one season

22 July 2013 4:20 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

ABC Family has canceled the beloved but ratings-challenged dramedy "Bunheads" after a single season. The series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starred two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster (who really, seriously, totally deserved an Emmy nomination for her work).

"Bunheads" wrapped its first season back in February but ABC Family took its time making any official decision about the show's future, reportedly in order to see how new summer series -- including "The Fosters" and "Twisted" -- performed in the ratings. The network canceled another bubble show, "The Lying Game," last week.

Related: Five reasons ABC Family should renew "Bunheads"

The first season of "Bunheads" averaged a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.25 million total viewers overall. The series also starred "Gilmore" alum Kelly Bishop and a quartet of immensely promising young actresses: Julia Goldani Telles, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont.

"'Bunheads' is a wonderful series »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Canceled

22 July 2013 3:58 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

It's official: "Bunheads" has been canceled by ABC Family after one season.

"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," an ABC Family spokesperson said of the cancellation.

The series starred Broadway veteran Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop, and was created by "Gilmore Girls" mastermind Amy Sherman-Palladino. The show's 18-episode first season ended in February, but ABC Family opted to delay making a decision on the fates of both "Bunheads" and "The Lying Game" until after its new 2013 series premiered.

With freshman series "The Fosters" showing continued »

- The Huffington Post

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ABC Family Cancels 'Bunheads'

22 July 2013 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Bunheads," the wonderfully weird dramedy about ballerinas, spontaneous Vegas marriages and quirky California small town life from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, has, sadly, been canceled. ABC Family announced the news this afternoon, releasing the following statement: '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 series featured Broadway star Sutton Foster as Michelle Simms, a former professional Broadway dancer turned aging showgirl who impulsively marries an admirer (Alan Ruck) one drunken night, only to find herself widowed shortly after and in possession of the »

- Alison Willmore

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ABC Family Cancels 'Bunheads'

22 July 2013 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Bunheads," the wonderfully weird dramedy about ballerinas, spontaneous Vegas marriages and quirky California small town life from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, has, sadly, been canceled. ABC Family announced the news this afternoon, releasing the following statement: '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 series featured Broadway star Sutton Foster as Michelle Simms, a former professional Broadway dancer turned aging showgirl who impulsively marries an admirer (Alan Ruck) one drunken night, only to find herself widowed shortly after and in possession of the »

- Alison Willmore

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I'm Still Not Over ... Lorelai sleeping with Christopher on 'Gilmore Girls'

22 July 2013 2:10 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It’s been over six years since the finale of Gilmore Girls, when we left Luke (Scott Patterson) serving Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) in his diner, before the younger Girl set off on the campaign trail with then-Senator Obama. And even though Luke and Lorelai do get their happy ending — it still bothers me that at the end of the sixth season, she slept with Christopher (David Sutcliffe) and then married him in season 7. Seriously, it has kept me up at night. And here’s why.

1. Christopher was a crappy father to Rory: Seriously, he sucked, Until »

- Denise Warner

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Emmys 2013 wishlist: Sutton Foster of 'Bunheads'

10 July 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We'll make this easy: You simply can't have a category called Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and not include Sutton Foster from ABC Family's "Bunheads." It would just be stupid.

But the Emmy nominations are no strangers to stupid, and Foster is a real long shot for a nomination this year. Not because she doesn't deserve it, but because she's on a network Emmy voters never pay attention to and in a show that's barely even supported by that network.

ABC Family couldn't be bothered to submit "Bunheads" for Emmy consideration in any category (it's glaringly obvious that Foster justifiably submitted her own name on the ballot, which performers are free to do). So, we're not hopeful.

Unless, by some miracle, enough voters actually saw anything that Foster did over the course of "Bunheads'" increasingly rich 18-episode first season. As washed up showgirl-turned-small town dance teacher Michelle, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Second Language: A decade of pop music on TV

29 June 2013 10:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The third track on one of my favorite rock records of the last decade, Okkervil River’s The Stage Names, is called “A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene.” Without context, its lyric is a bit of a tough nut to crack. Will Sheff sings about events unfolding on a TV screen in the first verse, recaps a dream in the second, and seems to outline the narrator’s innermost wishes in the third. What’s not immediately apparent is that the first verse outlines scenes from two completely different TV shows – scenes that happened to be scored by Okkervil River songs. The first half of the verse refers to “It Ends With a Fall” (from Down the River of Golden Dreams) and its use on the reality series Breaking Bonaduce. (I don’t have that clip handy.) The second half, and probably the more illustrative of the two in any case, »

- Simon Howell

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'Bunheads' Season 2: 5 reasons ABC Family needs to renew this show

26 February 2013 6:14 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Last night, ABC Family's "Bunheads" aired its "winter finale" -- the last episode in the show's current order of 18 episodes -- and without any official word from the network about the show's future, it may have also been the series finale. That would be a shame.

The dramedy from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is a gem, but judging by the ratings it remains something of a well-kept secret. Prior to last night's episode, the show has been averaging 1.27 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo. Those are not embarrassing numbers by cable TV standards, but they're well under ABC Family's biggest hit, "Pretty Little Liars," and also a dropoff from "Bunheads" lead-in "Switched at Birth."

"Bunheads" fares better in the young female demos prized by the network, but judging strictly by overall viewership no one would be surprised if ABC Family threw in the towel. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Bunheads Season Finale First Look: Michelle Auditions for Broadway!

21 February 2013 10:23 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sutton Foster, come on down! You're going to Hollywood! Sounds a bit American Idol-esque, but the auditions happening in the Bunheads season one finale are no joke. In this exclusive first look at the episode entitled "Next," the girls secretly follow Michelle to a Broadway audition in Hollywood. And based on the photos, she has some stiff competition. Meanwhile, both Fanny (Kelly Bishop) and Michelle's brother, Scott (guest star Hunter Foster) return, and Sasha (Julia Goldani Telles) thinks the girls should be taking their relationships with their boyfriends to the next level. Scroll down to see more exclusive photos from the finale! The Bunheads season finale airs Monday, Feb. 25 on ABC »

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Alexis Bledel on a '50 Shades of Grey' future, 'Gilmore Girls' past - no 'Bunheads' present

20 February 2013 1:59 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Alexis Bledel has no plans to join the parade of "Gilmore Girls" veterans turning up on "Bunheads."

Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator-producer of both series, a likely reason behind regular and recent appearances by such "Gilmore" alums as Kelly Bishop ("Emily Gilmore"), Liza Weil ("Paris"), Gregg Henry ("Mitchum Huntzberger"), Chris Eigeman ("Digger"), Rose Abdoo ("Gypsy") and Sean Gunn ("Kirk") on the current ABC Family series airing Mondays.

Though former "Rory Gilmore" Bledel reports there isn't consideration of her joining that list for "Bunheads," at least at present, she maintains that isn't for any lack of affection for her "Gilmore" years.

"When I look back on that time, I'm so appreciative of all that show taught me and made possible for me," she tells Zap2It. "I love all the people I worked with." They include Melissa McCarthy, who was Sookie in the "Gilmore" world. "I'm so happy for her," Bledel says. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Bunheads' exclusive dance clip: 'It's Not a Mint' - Get out the hard hats

18 February 2013 8:36 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

With just two episodes left in the winter run of "Bunheads" on ABC Family, the characters are about to face some dramatic situations. Tonight's "It's Not a Mint" will see all the central characters gathered together in the dance studio when a nearby fire threatens Paradise.

But in this exclusive clip the focus is on dance, as Boo (Kaitlyn Jenkins), Sasha (Julia Goldani Telles), Melanie (Emma Dumont) and Ginny (Bailey Buntain) participate in an elaborate and unconventional group number set to New Wave band Sparks' 1982 single "I Predict."

We're guessing Fanny (Kelly Bishop) wasn't involved in the creation of this one. Check out the clip above and the full episode tonight at 9 p.m. Et on ABC Family. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Creator/Showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino Talks Bunheads, Casting the Highly Specific Characters, Knowing Her Endgame, Writing Movies and More

4 February 2013 8:30 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On the ABC Family series Bunheads, Michelle Simms (played by Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) had a promising career as a classically–trained professional dancer, but was drawn to the lights of Las Vegas where things pretty much stalled out.  After unexpectedly finding herself in the coastal town of Paradise, Calif., teaching at the local dance studio owned by Fanny Flowers (Kelly Bishop), she realizes that laying down roots might not be such a bad idea after all.  The show also stars Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/executive producer/writer/director Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) talked about how this show came about and came together, the challenges in finding the perfect actors to play very specific characters, that every show is an evolution, the logistics of shooting the dance numbers, especially when they have dialogue on top of the performance, »

- Christina Radish

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The Ten Gilmore Girls Actors Who Should Be on Bunheads Next

24 January 2013 10:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Every episode of Bunheads feels like a tribute concert to Gilmore Girls — in a good way. Kelly Bishop will always sort of be Emily Gilmore, and even though Fanny is less uptight and more prone to dancing, there's a very similar energy to the characters. And the crossover extends way beyond that: This week's episode of Bunheads featured Liza Weil, better known as GG's Paris. And she's just the latest Stars Hollow resident to appear in Paradise: Kirk, Gypsy, Mitchum, Digger, Tj, and Zach have all appeared, too, not as the exact same characters, but usually not as someone much different. But Bunheads shouldn't stop there! We want to see these Gilmore Girls cast members appear next.1. Keiko Agena (Lane) When Agena popped up on Scandal earlier this season, all of our Lane affection suddenly resurfaced. She could play a rival dance instructor, or maybe some kind of traveling ballet-supply »

- Margaret Lyons

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Bunheads, Ep. 1.13, “I’ll be your Meyer Lansky”: Gold in them there hills

22 January 2013 8:55 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Bunheads

Season 1, Episode 13, “I’ll be Your Meyer Lansky”

Written by Beth Schrader

Directed by Jackson Douglas

Airs Mondays at 9 pm (Et) on ABC Family

“Every time we have a conversation I feel like I need more movie channels”. Bunheads is probably the only show on TV that could reference Diner in one scene and the totally forgettable film Mobsters in another.

Since Bunheads has returned from its holiday hiatus a couple weeks ago it’s really hit a stride, especially when it comes to the scenes between Michelle (Sutton Foster) and Fanny (Kelly Bishop). One of the best parts of the episode is Michelle and Fanny trying to figure out what to do with their land which leds to one of their ever comical meetings with their boring accountant. Michelle is hoping to find that their sprawling land has a little “gold in them there hills” but instead finds »

- Tressa

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