‘Bunheads’ Will Dance No More — ABC Family Cancels the Show

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Turning off the music, closing the curtains, hanging up the tutu… whichever metaphorical phrase for cancelation is most contextually appropriate, that’s what ABC Family has done to Bunheads. The ballet-themed drama has been pulled from the Disney-owned network’s lineup after only one season, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Bunheads concluded its first and only season, consisting of 18 episodes, in February. Despite meager ratings, the show garnered a great deal of positive critical attention, and a cult fan base in the dancing community. However, the Sutton Foster-led series was not given a chance to expand audiences in future seasons.

The program has earned a Gracie Award and a Critics Choice Television Award, as well as a handful of nominations.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.