Oh Bunheads, we’ll miss you so.
Monday, ABC Family announced that it would not bring back Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved hour-long show for a second season. A critical and cultish fan favorite, the whimsical show about a displaced Vegas showgirl and the quirky, idyllic ballet studio in Paradise, California that becomes her home never found a following significant enough to justify keeping it on the air.
“Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” said a ABC Family spokesperson. “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.”
Cast-members Sutton Foster (Michelle), Julia Goldani Telles (Sasha) Bailey Buntain (Ginny) and Emma Dumont (Melanie) tweeted about the cancellation:
Thank you all for the love!!! Onwards and upwards!
— Sutton Foster (@sfosternyc) July 23, 2013
Sad to say goodbye but happy and thankful to have been a part of Bunheads. Love that cast, crew, & sweet sassy sardonic Sasha of course.
— Julia Goldani Telles (@JuliaGTelles) July 23, 2013
Thankful is the biggest understatement 2 express my experience on Bunheads. I will miss the cast & creative team the most.. & also craft too
— Bailey Buntain (@baileybuntain) July 22, 2013
Even though we may never see what becomes of Michelle’s (Sutton Foster) lingering Broadway dreams, Fanny’s (Kelly Bishop) new amphitheater, or Sasha’s (Julia Goldani Telles) future, the first season remains a delightful — and now singular — capsule of Sherman-Palladino’s signature wit and storytelling. If you missed it the first time around, you can watch full episodes of Bunheads on the ABC Family site.