ABC Family Cancels 'Bunheads'

Ballet Drama Won’t Be Renewed for Second Season
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ABC Family has decided not to bring ballet drama Bunheads back for a second season, a spokesperson confirmed Monday.

The drama, from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, premiered to 1.6 million viewers last summer, but by the end of its run drew just more than 1 million viewers. Bunheads wrapped its first and only season back in February and had been on the bubble ever since. ABC Family's two new summer launches — Twisted and The Fosters — have averaged 1.6 million and 1.8 million viewers, respectively, for their most recent episodes.

"Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired. The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base," said the spokesperson. "Recognizing all of this, we took extra time to try and find ways to bring the series back for another season, but in the end it simply wasn't possible.  We wish the cast and crew the best in their future endeavors."

Last week, ABC Family also canceled The Lying Game.