At first blush, BUNHEADS appears to be a something of a twist on the Sister Act concept, with a Las Vegas performer running off to a sleepy town and changing the lives of young dance students. Look for it in spring 2012.
Here's the press release, just issued by ABC Family:
ABC FAMILY GREENLIGHTS THE ONE-HOUR SCRIPTED DRAMA, “BUNHEADS”
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO
STARRING TONY AWARD® WINNING ACTOR SUTTON FOSTER
BURBANK, CA (February 8, 2012) – ABC Family, the Millennial-skewing network, continues to expand its original programming slate, giving the greenlight to the new drama series BUNHEADS (working title), it was announced today by Michael Riley, president, ABC Family. Look for it in Spring, 2012. Here's the press release from ABC Family:
Executive-produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino (GILMORE GIRLS) and headlined by Tony Award®-winning actor Sutton Foster, BUNHEADS is the tale of a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school. BUNHEADS joins ABC Family’s recently announced new original series, BABY DADDY and BEVERLY HILLS NANNIES. All three series will begin production in Spring 2012.
Kate Juergens, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family added, "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.”