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Bunheads 

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Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl marries a man on a whim and moves to his sleepy coastal town where she winds up working alongside her new mother-in-law at her dance school.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sutton Foster ...  Michelle Simms 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Kaitlyn Jenkins ...  Boo Jordan 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Julia Goldani Telles ...  Sasha Torres 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Bailey De Young ...  Ginny Thompson 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Emma Dumont ...  Melanie Segal 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Kelly Bishop ...  Fanny Flowers 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Stacey Oristano ...  Truly Stone 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Matisse Love Matisse Love ...  Matisse 12 episodes, 2012-2013
RaJahnae Patterson RaJahnae Patterson ...  RaJahnae 9 episodes, 2012-2013
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Michelle is a Las Vegas showgirl who would like to return to her true love - dancing. After a tumultuous experience at an audition for the musical Chicago, Michelle accepts a marriage proposal from an admirer. On impulse Michelle and Hubble get married and she relocates to a small town where she learns she will be sharing a house with her mother-in-law Fanny. Little to Michelle's knowledge, Fanny owns a dance studio in the back of the property and Michelle sees all these young ballerinas striving to reach their dreams. After an unexpected tragedy, Michelle's entire world will change. Written by Carrie DeCosta

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Life is short. Dance your buns off. See more »

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USA

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English

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2012 (USA) See more »

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Strut See more »

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Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Hunter Foster, who plays Scotty Simms (Michelle's brother), is the real-life brother of Sutton Foster, who plays Michelle. Like Sutton Foster, Hunter Foster has appeared in many Broadway musicals, including Les Misérables, Grease, The Producers, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors, Million Dollar Quartet, and Hands on a Hardbody. See more »

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Referenced in Glee: Wonder-ful (2013) See more »

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Great new show with a lot of potential.
29 May 2012 | by itsknotfairSee all my reviews

Most pilots aren't great, but when they are, you know that you have something special. Such is the case with Bunheads. While the title leaves much to be desired, the plot and characters, not to mention the acting fulfills a need for something witty and possibly touching.

After just one episode, you get a great sense of the story and who the characters are. After watching the pilot, you will want to see what happens next.

Michelle is a professional dancer whose career has taken a dip in recent years, and fails to amaze at yet another audition. Feeling low on herself and her lackluster life, she decides to marry a kind admirer.

Upon arrival at his small town, Michelle meets his mother, a dance instructor. After butting heads at first, they discover a common ground and seem to get along.

The ballet students seem to cover a great variety of what one might expect. The thin waif who has ease and skill with dancing, but not the motivation, a girl who wishes more than anything to be more graceful than her body type will allow, and another whose larger bust proves difficult (a challenge for any dancer.)

The final moments of the first episode set up the direction for which the show will take, and leave the viewer with chills.

I found it quirky and smart and I cannot wait for what lies ahead with this series.

5/5 stars.


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