Bunheads: Canceled by ABC Family

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The dance room is officially closed.

Following weeks of speculation and fear by fans, ABC Family announced this afternoon that it has canceled Bunheads after just one season.

Bunheads Characters

Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” a network rep in a statement. “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.”

The Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series found critical acclaim and a passionate viewer following. Just not, alas, a widespread one. The season finale was only watched by about one million people.

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If they would have made it easier to view, the numbers would have been up. I tried to watch it on HUlu Plus a million times, but my first issue was that it was web only, then when I got on my laptop, not all the episodes were there, I tried several times but the episodes were not all there. I wanted to watch it so badly but don't have cable.


Not a surprise, but still heartbreaking. As far as I was concerned it was the only show worth watching on ABC Family. It just proves that truly smart and entertaining tv isn't as appealing to masses as stupid and vapid tv.


It is so hard watching anything new on ABC Family. I invest my time and really love it....then they cancel it....So many they have done this to. Kyle XY, Chloe King, Lying Game, now this too. I'm am also nervous for Twisted and not sure if I want to even start watching the Vineyard...Yes i will...I'm glutton for punishment. Oh well...we will see.


I am so bummed. I really enjoyed the show. It was like Gilmore Girls (using a lot of same or similar actors or characters) but slightly different. But you could tell it was the same writers with their quick, witty banter. When our airwaves are filled with crappy reality shows, this news really sucks!!!!!

Sarah silva

Sadly I saw this coming. I do not see how ABC family thinks a show like the Vineyard will do great and yet cancel this show.
It makes me nervous for Twisted, I hope it gets a renewal!


I hope ASP finds her way back to TV soon.

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