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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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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 excepts a marriage proposal from an admirer. On impulse Michelle & Hubble get married & 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 & 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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2012 (USA) See more »

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Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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On July 22, 2013, ABC Family released a statement announcing that "Bunheads" had been canceled. The statement 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." 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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