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.