Kelly Bishop

'Bunheads' in the balance

'Bunheads' in the balance

I am a fan of the TV series "Bunheads," about three (unrelated) generations of women and a small-town dance school, whose first season ran from last June 2012 to February 2013 on ABC Family and whose subsequent fate has still not been pronounced, to the growing consternation of its followers. Although the sets have been reported struck, the network has yet to issue a death certificate.

It doesn't look good, one would say. But if this non-announcement is not just an exercise in executive sadism — a thing which we are all ready to credit, I imagine — the implication is that the relevant minds have indeed not yet been made up. And therefore, all is not lost.

Still, it...

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