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Bunheads Dances Off The Schedule for Good


Dancemoms, budding bunheads, plus fans of Gilmore Girls and the writing style of Amy Sherman-Palladino will be sad to hear that Disney has order the cancelation of the ABC Family show Bunheads after just one 18-episode season. The show had been on the bubble for renewal, but after the strength of newcomer The Fosters, there just wasn’t room on the schedule.

“Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” said an ABC Family spokesperson. “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.”

Were you a fan of the show? How do you feel about the cancellation? What could they have done better to attract an audience?

5 thoughts on “Bunheads Dances Off The Schedule for Good”

  1. I haven’t been this upset about a show’s cancellation in a long time. I can’t say it any better than this comment, from another user on another site:

    To me, this was the first example I’ve seen of a post-feminist show. For as much as I like Girls and (more recently) Top of the Lake, the women on those shows occasionally have to assert “I’m a woman, but I’m strong.”

    Bunheads never did that. The women were inherently strong. They had unmistakably feminine attributes, but they existed in a world where being a woman didn’t hold you back. It’s incredibly sad to lose that.

    As the father of a 4-month-old boy, these are the kinds of shows I hope he can grow up watching. ABC Family certainly could have saved Bunheads if it wanted to—some shows deserve to be given a chance to find their audience. They’ve given air time to FAR less deserving shows. Really disappointed.

  2. I totally agree with the above. I really want to start a campaign to get a second season on Netflix.

  3. This is so wrong. This show had great writing, acting, dancing, etc. etc. etc. I was really looking forward to the next season starting. So sad! :(

  4. I’m a 40 year old guy who really enjoyed the snappy patter written by Paladino in both Gilmore Girls & this show, so I’m really disappointed… not just in that, but because they will now have left everything in limbo.

    I don’t understand why witty show writing fails but Honey Boo Boo stays on the air…

  5. What do you mean there was no room in the schedule. Of course there was room. It was a magnificent show and I have been waiting all summer for it’s return and now I am completely bummed out of this. There is nothing worthwhile on TV and a great show like this you take of the air. BRING BACK BUNHEADS!

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