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Old 07-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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RIP Bunheads, it's offically cancelled

http://www.hitfix.com/news/abc-famil...ncels-bunheads

No more Bunheads, I can't say it's a huge surprise, but I'll miss it, it was a great little diversion.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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I'm well and truly bummed. Loved this show. Unlike any other currently on TV.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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Yep this sucks. It seems they were waiting to see how their new shows did before making a Decision. As bad as the new shows did I am surprised they cancelled it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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Sad to see it go. R.I.P.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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Alan Sepinwall, the TV critic, says some other TV comedy would be smart to snatch up Bailey Buntain, "the Blonde Bunhead."
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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Another one and done by ABC Family. First The Nine Lives of Chloe King, now this.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
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Another one and done by ABC Family. First The Nine Lives of Chloe King, now this.
Well, they DID give Bunheads longer than Chloe King.

I liked that one, too.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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Alan Sepinwall, the TV critic, says some other TV comedy would be smart to snatch up Bailey Buntain, "the Blonde Bunhead."
I agree. She was on a couple episodes of The Middle last year and was funny.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
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ABC Family killed The MiddleMan with a one and done also
They seem to excel at finding programs that really don't fit their audience but bring in others, then killing them for not attracting the core audience after all.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #12
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ABC Family killed The MiddleMan with a one and done also
Forgot about that one. I loved that show.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #13
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Nice show but will not totally miss it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #14
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I wonder if these networks will stop naming shows, that will have a tough time finding an audience, something that makes it so 99.99% of the country has no idea what it's about.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:41 AM   #15
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Bunheads is a recognizable name to anyone associated with ballet. I know less than nothing about ballet but I must have seen some announcement about it to have found it
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #16
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But presumably they'd like an audience larger than the number of people familiar with ballet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #17
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Yeah or those who read about new T V shows.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #18
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I bet a lot more people were familiar with the term bunheads than were with the term MASH, which was a huge hit. I don't think you can blame the success or lack of it simply to the title.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:10 AM   #19
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MASH was based on a movie which was a cult favorite so no problem with familiarity.
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MASH was based on a movie which was a cult favorite so no problem with familiarity.
You mean the movie right? Plus it was not too long after the Korean war ended and most of those GI's know what MASH stood for. I wonder if that is still a used term in the military?
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #21
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MASH was also on the air when there were three networks, not much real original content on cable, and no real public internet access. It was much much easier to find TV shows back then because there was far less to choose from.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:54 AM   #22
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #23
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I wonder if these networks will stop naming shows, that will have a tough time finding an audience, something that makes it so 99.99% of the country has no idea what it's about.
I think the show creators usually get the final say on the show titles.

Bad titles can kil TV shows.

I only watched Bunheads because I read about it here. Otherwise I would have assumed it was a show about baking and ignored it. I never heard that ballet term before. Even if I had, I don't think I would have checked out a show about ballet.

I missed the original run of Firefly because the title did not suggest anything about science fiction.

I only watched Doll House because I read about it here. The title did not suggest anything worth watching.

I would not have watched Angel if I was not aware it was a spinoff of Buffy TVS.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #24
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Agree. I didn't watch Roots because I'm not a gardener, The Wire because I'm not interested in home improvement projects, the Sopranos because I'm not a music buff...

If one can only be enticed to watch a show by how explanatory the title is, little would get watched. NTTAWWT.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #25
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Yeah - I don't get the issue with the title, either.

There a a lot of titles that escape me, but they are great shows. I had no idea what "Breaking Bad" meant, for example.

I don't think a title will make or break a show - good buzz, good reviews, good advertising, good luck, etc are all part of it.

I enjoyed Bunheads. Was it great? No. It wasn't anywhere NEAR the level of Gilmore Girls (which was AWESOME the first 5 seasons before the creators left the show). But the title had nothing to do with my interest level or the quality of the show...
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #26
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Amy Sherman-Palladino got most of the Bunheads to come back for one last lovely performance. Check out the video at either Buzzfeed or TVLine.

Buzzfeed link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/bunheads-goodbye-dance-video
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #27
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Nice, thanks for the link!
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #28
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I was just going to post that. Here it is on YouTube.

Bunheads last dance


That's lovely. I'm sorry I never watched this show. I think I would have liked it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:40 AM   #29
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It was fine but it wasn't fresh and original like GGs. Just felt like a Chinese imitation version.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #30
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It was fine but it wasn't fresh and original like GGs. Just felt like a Chinese imitation version.
To me ASP has a very specific way or writing dialogue. When I go back and watch episodes of Roseanne and can usually tell one she wrote. A lot of those traits went with her to GG's and Bunheads and will probably be in her next show. It is the same with her husband I could always tell an episode of GG's or Bunheads he wrote.
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