'Bunheads': Sutton Foster sparkles in Amy Sherman-Palladino's new dramedy

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She's the toast of Broadway with two Tony Awards to her credit, but Sutton Foster isn't yet a household name to the rest of America. If there's any justice, that's about to change, however, as she makes her TV series debut in "Bunheads," a delightful new dramedy premiering Monday, June 11, on ABC Family.Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the gifted writer-executive producer behind "Gilmore Girls," the new series stars Foster as Michelle Simms, a classically trained dancer who has spent the past few years in Las Vegas, where her chorus work has caught the appreciative eye of Hubbell Flowers (Alan Ruck, "Spin City"), a shy but affluent Californian who showers Michelle with gifts and dinners anytime he's in town.As the series opens, a depressed Michelle has hit a career slump in her mid-30s, unable to land legitimate dance work but bored and unfulfilled by her Vegas gig. After a night of heavy drinking over dinner with...


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