ABC Family Moves Forward with Drama ‘Bunheads’

Michael Riley, president of ABC Family, announced on Wednesday that the network would be green lighting the one-hour scripted drama Bunheads.

Tony Award-winning actor Sutton Foster will be taking the lead role in the new drama, which follows a former Las Vegas showgirl who marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal hometown and takes a job at her mother-in-law’s dance school. The show will also be executive produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls.)

Kate Juergens, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family says:

Amy and I had a great collaboration on ‘Gilmore Girls,’ which continues to find new fans here on ABC Family, and I look forward to this new partnership being just as successful. Her vision for ‘Bunheads’ aligns beautifully with our brand and is a wonderful addition to ABC Family’s original programming slate. I know our Millennial audience is going to fall in love with Sutton Foster the same way Broadway has.

Bunheads will start production in the spring.

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