ABC Family adds another to its original programming slate, gibing thumbs up to the new drama series “Bunheads” (working title). 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 the network’s recently announced new original series, “Baby Daddy” and “Beverly Hills Nannies.” All three will begin production this Spring.
Says Kate Juergens, EVP/Original Programming and Development, ABC Family: “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.”