Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Last dance for 'Bunheads'

The cancelled series delivers a sweet swan song

Last dance for ‘Bunheads’


It left us far too soon. I’m talking of the delightfully quirky series Bunheads, which ABC Family cancelled this summer after one glorious season. (Gotta make room for those Pretty Little Liars spinoffs.)

It starred Sutton Foster as a former Vegas showgirl working in a dance studio in a scenic California town with some epically chatty girls. (And a crusty mother-in-law played by Kelly Bishop.)

Bunheads was the creation of Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), one of the most gifted dialogue writers TV has ever seen. Her scripts sang. Prestissimo.

And, oh yeah, there was dancing too.

Anyway, after the show was cancelled, as a gift to Bunhead’s besotted fans, Sherman-Palladino gathered up the younger contingent of the cast (including Bailey Buntain, Julia Goldani Telles and Jeanine Mason) for a farewell gambol, set to “Blues for Baby and Me”, an early (1973) Elton John song. Now posted on YouTube.


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