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'Bunheads' brings Fanny and Michelle closer in sadness

It's a pretty gutsy move to kick off your new series by killing off one of the pilot's main characters, but "Bunheads" totally went there. The ABC Family dance dramedy spent Episode 2 dealing with Hubbell's death (and making us cry in the process). While the beginning of the episode was a little too talky (very Amy Sherman-Palladino), it hit that sweet spot between emotional and funny as Fanny (Kelly Bishop) and Michelle (Sutton Foster) figured out how, exactly, their grieving processes worked. The best point, though, came at the end, when the high school ballerinas performed a beautiful dance in honor of their teacher's late son (and the new cool adult in town's new husband). Raise your hand if you shed a tear... It was a solid follow-up to a solid debut, but definitely heavy for a summer show. Now that Michelle has inherited Hubbell's estate, we'll hopefully finally get into that premise that's... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/bunheads-brings-fanny-and-michelle-closer-in-sadness.html

'Bunheads' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino responds to Shonda Rhimes' diversity criticism - sort of

Amy Sherman-Palladino made her first public comments about "Bunheads" following Shonda Rhimes' tweet about the lack of diversity on her new series -- but doesn't exactly address the issue at hand. Sherman-Palladino was a guest on TheLip.tv's "Media Mayhem" show. Instead of asking for Sherman-Palladino's response to Rhimes' observation that none of the main characters on the ABC Family dance drama are minorities, interviewer Allison Hope Weiner steers the discussion toward her personal opinion that female showrunners shouldn't criticize other women.Weiner asks Sherman-Palladino, "Do you think that maybe it was inappropriate for another woman to be criticizing another woman showrunner when there are so few on television?"For her part, the "Bunheads" creator tries to steer the discussion away from Rhimes, saying, "I'm not going to get into a pissing match with Shonda Rhimes, because she's got like 15,000 shows on the air. She's doing just fine for herself."She responds more generally about women supporting other... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/bunheads-creator-amy-sherman-palladino-responds-to-shonda-rhimes-diversity-criticism---sort-of.html

Bunheads (ABC Family) “For Fanny” – Michelle Tries To Fit In

Bunheads  "For Fanny" Episode 2  airs Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC Family . Episode Synopsis :  Michelle tries to find a way to fit into her new surroundings in "For Fanny," an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series "Bunheads," airing Monday, June 18th (9:00 –10:00 PM ET/PT). Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/06/18/bunheads-abc-family-for-fanny-michelle-tries-to-fit-in/  

Bunheads Sneak Peek: Michelle Phones a Friend in Vegas

One of the main questions I had following the Bunheads pilot related to the role of Michelle's Vegas life in her new Paradise residence. After spending years building friendships, connections, and a fairly stable (if unsatisfying) life for herself underneath the bright lights, could she really leave everything (and everybody) for a man she didn't know? Considering the speed that she high-tailed it out of the city upon marrying Hubbell, it looked like everything that reminded her of her unfulfilled potential would be left in the dust once and for all. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/cW-hF5Lt2AE/

Bunheads Sneak Peeks: Michelle and Fanny Deal with Hubbell's Accident

The lives of the residents of Paradise, California were undoubtedly rocked by the passing of Hubbell Flowers. Such a small community has to have that invariable closeness that makes each departure, unexpected or otherwise, that much more difficult to deal with. For Bunheads as a whole, the death of Michelle's husband brought about a lot of uncertainty. How would the show handle the loss of the man that brought Michelle from Vegas to California in the search for a more peaceful life? In the second episode of Bunheads, titled "For Fanny", the focus is on both acting and reacting, as everyone seems to be thrown for a loop but has to maintain normalcy or go into planning mode. Michelle and Fanny have to try and come together to make the next few days as smooth as possible, but they can't quite seem to gel. Fanny's Buddhist teachings have her wanting Hubbell's memorial to be a jovial, celebratory atmosphere, which Michelle is a bit leery of, and she goes out of her way to comfort Truly to the point that it makes Michelle uncomfortable. With Michelle staying in Paradise (otherwise there'd be no show), the two are going to have to learn to bend so that neither of them break thanks to their recent trauma. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/4enkyPl14gE/

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

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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/bunheads-sutton-foster-sparkles-in-amy-sherman-palladinos-new-dramedy.html
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