Bunheads: ABC Family Orders New Series

ABC FamilyABC Family has ordered Bunheads, a new TV series from Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, and starring Sutton Foster.

Production on Bunheads and the cable channel’s other new shows, Baby Daddy and Beverly Hills Nannies, will begin in the spring.

Here’s the official press release:


BURBANK, CA (February 8, 2012) – ABC Family, the Millennial-skewing network, continues to expand its original programming slate, giving the greenlight to the new drama series “Bunheads” (working title), it was announced today by Michael Riley, president, ABC Family.

Executive-produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”) and headlined by Tony Award(R)-winning actor Sutton Foster, “Bunheads” is the tale of a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school. “Bunheads” joins ABC Family’s recently announced new original series, “Baby Daddy” and “Beverly Hills Nannies.” All three series will begin production in Spring 2012.

Kate Juergens, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family added, “Amy and I had a great collaboration on ‘Gilmore Girls,’ which continues to find new fans here on ABC Family, and I look forward to this new partnership being just as successful. Her vision for ‘Bunheads’ aligns beautifully with our brand and is a wonderful addition to ABC Family’s original programming slate. I know our Millennial audience is going to fall in love with Sutton Foster the same way Broadway has.”

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

What do you think? Are you interested in seeing this new show?

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  1. says

    Oh of course this show is the best super funny hilarious a bit much for small children but good for tennis per teens with supervision I find it very refreshing and too cool love Michelle she is fantastic boo fanny and truly too

  2. says

    The network is called ABC Family, yet there’s almost zero family shows on it. And when there is, you can’t sit through the commercials with your family because they’re 99% smut or swearing.
    Family needs a new network.

  3. Kat says

    BRING BACK CHLOE KING! I wasn’t even going to click on this until I realized it’s a chance to say that again, heh.

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