It seems that we can expect Tony Award winner Sutton Foster to make her way to the Broadway stage again as ABC Family has just announced that after much waiting, it has in fact cancelled Bunheads. Stemming from Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino,the critically praised teen ballet drama starring Foster had wrapped up its 18-episode first season this past February. The teen driven cable network opted to wait until after its freshman series premiered to make decisions on its bubble series, which included Bunheads among others. Rumors began to circulate that sets had been torn down making fans questions if their favorite group of dancers would ever return.
A comment from an ABC Family spokesperson 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.”
Bunheads just recently scored a Teen Choice Award nomination for Foster and a Television Critics Award nomination for outstanding achievement in youth programming. Foster won a Gracie Allen Award for her breakthrough role as Michelle.
What do you think? Should Bunheads been given a second season?