The wait is over. ABC Family has decided to cancel Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Bunheads.
I cannot believe that after being in limbo for five months they’ve decided to drop the series.
With all the new shows being added to the lineup on the network, there really isn’t a spot for Bunheads. ABC Family has chosen to pick up shows such as The Fosters, Twisted, and the new Ravenswood this fall.
This isn’t the first time ABC Family dropped a show I’d grown attached to. Last year they dropped Jane by Design, a show about a high school girl named Jane who got a job as an assistant to fashion designer Grey Chandler. The only reason she was hired for the position was because she was mistaken for an adult.
I can see how a plot line for a show like that would fizzle out, but Bunheads? No. Bunheads was special.
The show Bunheads is about a Las Vegas showgirl named Michelle Simms (Sutton Foster) who gets swept off her feet by Hubbell Flowers, an admirer who frequents her shows. She marries and moves with him to Paradise, California where he dies in a car accident hours after the reception. Michelle is left with Hubbell’s mother, Madam Fanny and her ballet dance studio. Since Michelle was a former bunhead (ballerina) she ends up helping to teach the classes.
I’m really going to miss Michelle. She had a very sarcastic and witty sense of humor that will turn any bad day upside down.
I’ll also miss the students from Madam Fanny’s class, especially Ginny and Boo.
Also seeing one of my favorite contestants from So You Think You Can Dance, Jeanine Mason as Cozette, was very refreshing. I didn’t even know she could act. It’s great to see that her career is taking off.
However, this is the end. No more quirky ballerinas. No more Michelle’s hot surfer dude boyfriend with a PhD. No more cute Carl and Boo romance. No more ridiculous barista at the town coffee shop.
The saddest part is that the season 1 finale (now the series finale) ended with Ginny crying on Michelle’s shoulder. Now I’m crying with Ginny!
I hope the actors of Bunheads get picked up for other shows. I’ll be looking out for them.
And now for a few of the amazing ballet dance routines from Bunheads: