ABC Family Bunheads TV seriesNetwork: 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 they all seem to despise her.

The only people that Michelle connects with are Fanny’s ballet students, particularly Bettina “Boo” Jordan (Kaitlyn Jenkins), Ginny Thompson (Bailey Buntain), Melanie Segal (Emma Dumont), and Sasha Torres (Julia Goldani Telles). They’re all very impressed with Michelle’s real world dance experience. Boo takes Michelle’s advice on auditioning to heart, and feels inspired to try out for a prestigious local performance.

Things are starting to look up for Michelle but then, Hubbell is suddenly killed in a car accident. As a result, she’s left feeling alone and very unsure about her future.

Series Finale:     
Episode 18 — Next!
Michelle auditions for a show in Los Angeles. Sasha and Boo think about taking their respective relationships to the next level.
First aired: February 25, 2013.


What do you think? Do you like the Bunheads TV series? Are you sorry to hear that it’s been cancelled and there won’t be a second season?

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  1. Roselynn says

    I need Bunheads! There are so few GREAT scripted television shows on. And I’m sorry but I don’t think teen pregnant reality shows are a form of entertainment. I miss Bunheads and without it I have been watching shows online because there are only so many Law and Order reruns to watch. Bring Sutton and the girls back!

  2. katvk says

    I so looked forward every week to watch Bunheads. The show was brilliant! The cast, the writing, the choreography all was new and refreshing then it was just gone . One BIG STUPID move by the sponsors. I and others boycott your products!

  3. Wilenta says

    Love the show Bunheads excellent comedic timing. Just found out it was cancelled. Had to double check dvr setting

    • says

      Our whole family really liked this show
      My wife and two daughters loved Monday nights together watching the show
      We signed the petitions, called ABC Family and Even had hopes one of the other Networks would pick it up … It was that good

      So now the only thing we can do is Say ” Thank-You ”
      One season was not enough
      We will all miss the Bunheads

    • Jacqui says

      Maaannnnnnnn!!! I loved that show. Only problem was that it was against “Dancing with the Stars” and I was going back and forth trying to watch both. Why do they cancel all the good shows and we get stuck with “crap”. I am so sick of all the screaming and yelling on the housewives reality shows and all the killing and blood on the other shows. The Lying Game, Men in Trees, Bunheads, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls… lets have these come back!

  4. Rawni says

    Im very sad to see the so has been cancelled me and my daughter loved to watch together it was our bonding time:(

  5. Spotty says

    How can such a simple, hilarious, charming show become cancelled?
    I know, there was not any violence, homosexual issues, adultery, addiction problems, or severe fowl language!

    It appears that is all society wants! Great acting is no longer necessary nor is it appealing to have clean laughter.

    I have always followed Amy Sheridan.

    If viewers can bring back Duck Hunters, then we should rally and bring Bunheads back! And a..one …and a two…

    • says

      Thank You for your continued interest in ABC Family’s Bunheads, A show we were very proud to air
      The shows rating were not adequate to continue further production, Our sponsors wanted shows with greater viewer appeal and for that reason ABC Family has decided not to renew “Ravenswood,”

      Please tune into ABC Family for our new spring line up with shows , Pretty Little Liars, Twisted,
      The Fosters , Melissa & Joey

      We here at ABC Family are committed to bring you the very best in family entertainment

      PAUL LEE
      President, ABC Entertainment Group

  6. Anonymous says

    Hate that it was canceled, thought the leading ladies were extremly funny and played well off each other, always happens to promissing shows, wish they would get rid of those stupid “reality” shows instead.

  7. Corinne says

    I can’t believe Bunheads is cancelled. I kept searching for it and finally checked. Every time a great healthy vibrant show appears some turkey, with their extreme loss of clarity of the watching public cancels the new greats. It was like getting a taste of the Gilmore Girls on a new and inciteful level! Shame on you ABC. I’ll just return to NBC, not that anyone seems to care!

  8. Mellony Ramsey says

    I have enjoyed Bunheads, it has been refreshing. With all of the crime shows, beauty, and other shows at primetime it has been different. Please put the last episode back on television.

  9. Deborah says

    LOVED LOVED LOVED this fast paced and witty show that showcased many actors from Gilmore Girls and maintained the pace and wit of that show. Please reconsider and air this show again!!!!!!! You already cancelled the show regarding the gymnasts, too., Both shows are wholesome and is what ABC Family is SUPPOSED to be about!

  10. JSC says

    Having been a dancer growing up, I loved watching this show. The dialog/scriptwriting was unique, witty, and smart. Such a shame to not have something so creative succeed when all the tripe and drivel on TV remains and thrives.

  11. says

    We liked this quick witted, fast talking TV show with a good stories and good acting with great Dance choreography …I am very disappointed with ABC Family choices instead of going with good family TV show they decided to promote The Teen Aged WOW factor the vampire doesn’t sparkle any more
    We will miss Bunheads … that if given the chance would have been bigger than Gilmore Girls Goodbye Michelle and Fanny and the Dance Company of The Paradise Dance Academy !

  12. Jake says

    Extremely disappointed Bunheads was cancelled. All the garbage that is on TV right now – unfunny comedies, hits because they have big stars, the unending stream of “reality” shows, new man shows every week and they cancel Bunheads??? Why? Why? Why? It was by far the best show I had seen on TV – ever! Had everything and was original. So sad. Have stopped watching Spark TV but am sure my one little boycott doesn’t help much.

  13. Charlotte says

    I generally hate shows with teenage angst…..loved, loved Bunheads!! Fabulous and talented cast with good writing. Why do the “Housewives” survive while good shows with acting and writing and plots get cancelled? May finally be time to jettison cable!!

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