‘Bunheads’ Cancelled by ABC Family

Bunheads Season Finale Next Episode 18 (3)

ABC Family has officially cancelled Bunheads.

The series, which aired a single 18-episode first season, has been in limbo at the network for months, but per The Hollywood Reporter, after seeing the ratings performance of new summer series Twisted and The Fosters, ABC Family decided Bunheads would have to join the previously axed
The Lying Game.

Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” an ABC Family spokesperson told THR. “The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base. 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.”

While Bunheads never quite garnered the ratings of ABC Family’s summer freshman class, it was critically acclaimed. In its short first season it garnered a Television Critics Award nomination, and star Sutton Foster won the Gracie Allen Award for her role as Michelle.

Are you heartbroken over the cancellation? (And how soon is too soon to start pestering Netflix to rescue another critical darling?)