ABC Family's 'Bunheads' Has Soft Debut

The new ballet drama faced competition from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on NBC.

Bunheads Episode Teaser: Ready to Dance Again?

So... are you a Bunhead? This ABC Family drama premiered last night to strong reviews and solid ratings. Did you tune in for the pilot ? Are you on board with the latest from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino? On next week's "For Fanny," look for Michele to continue to adjust to her new surroundings, as teased in the following promo. Watch it now and then vote in our poll...

‘Bunheads’ (ABC Family) “Pilot” Episode 1

Bunheads  “Pilot” Episode 1  premieres Monday, June 11 at 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC Family . Episode Synopsis:  A former  ballerina turned Vegas showgirl decides to take a gamble on a new marriage and a fresh start in Paradise, CA in the series premiere of ABC Family’s original drama, “Bunheads,” airing Monday, June 11th (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT). Read More...  

'Bunheads' premiere is very reminiscent of 'Gilmore Girls,' and that's a good thing

The fact that ABC Family's newest series, "Bunheads," comes from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is so apparent during the show's premiere episode that the music and the snappy dialogue alone are enough to transport you back to Star's Hollow -- and that's even before Kelly Bishop (the erstwhile Emily Gilmore) shows up as the disapproving mother figure, Fanny."Bunheads" is funny and charming while being heartfelt at the same time, i.e. all the best parts of "Gilmore Girls" with a little dance class thrown in. Sutton Foster is perfectly cast as the newest fast-talking heroine, Michelle, a Las Vegas dancer who elopes with her longtime admirer and moves to his sleepy California town. She's kind of a slightly more sarcastic Lorelai. And there aren't enough good things to say about Bishop or the "GG" rhythm she slips back into so easily. "You should've been a radio announcer, or an auctioneer," she tells her new daughter-in-law.The...