Bunheads: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)


Season 1
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Smart, sharp, and effortlessly charming, Bunheads is a captivating blend of drama and comedy that succeeds on the strength of a terrific ensemble cast.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 43

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 11, 2012

A Las Vegas showgirl impulsively gets married to a man she barely knows and moves to his small town, where she mentors ballet students at his mother's dance school in the series premiere of this drama.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2012

A surprising event puts Fanny and Michelle's lives in chaos, so Michelle reaches out to help Fanny, despite the antagonistic nature of their relationship.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2012

Fanny receives surprising news from her lawyer. Meanwhile, Michelle's joyride goes badly when she has a confrontation with the police and breaks down in a stranger's driveway; and the girls participate in an ugly-feet contest.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2012

Michelle changes her living arrangements, giving her some space from Fanny. Meanwhile, Fanny tries to make sure the Joffrey Ballet's summer program remains at her dance studio; and Boo attempts to assure her mom that her audition will go well.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2012

Michelle wants to help Fanny organize her finances after discovering how peculiar Fanny's method is. Elsewhere, Boo's new job puts her in proximity to an attractive bartender, provoking jealousy from her friends.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2012

Michelle's pal visits to help her celebrate her birthday, but their festive plans get sidelined when Fanny takes off and leaves Michelle in charge of her dance classes. Meanwhile, the girls sneak into an R-rated movie.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2012

One of the girls steals from Michelle and then lies about it, but Michelle proves she's no pushover. Meanwhile, Ginny's friends mock her for dating the same boy since elementary school.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2012

Fanny stuns Michelle by inviting her to a play and revealing she has a longtime boyfriend. Meanwhile, Sasha's defiant behavior costs her a prized role.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2012

Michelle is pleased to find a new place to get coffee, but dealing with the barista proves difficult. Meanwhile, Melanie notices a change in Ginny; and Sasha remains at odds with Fanny, causing Fanny casting problems.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2012

Fanny and Michelle bond as they collaborate on the recital, but then their friendship goes off track. Meanwhile, Boo pursues a relationship with a boy she likes.

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Tv Season Info

The lone season of "Bunheads" follows, Michelle Simms, a Las Vegas showgirl (Sutton Foster) as she moves to her new husband's small town and mentors ballet students at her mother-in-law Fanny's (Kelly Bishop) dance school. Michelle's misadventures while adjusting to life in the small town include joyriding, dealing with difficult a barista and going back to college.

Critic Reviews for Bunheads Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (19)

The show combined [show creator Amy] Sherman-Palladino's famous banter and the personal drama that makes you care about characters. Plus, some of the dance sequences are incredible.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Skip it, you'll be missing a show that is beautiful and sweet, funny and touching.

Jun 9, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Bunheads so far remains fresh and different.

Dec 31, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Bunheads hasn't quite found its footing, but shows great promise thanks more to the cast and crew than to the initial hour.

Jun 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Bunheads presses ahead at a fresher rhythm.

Jun 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Bunheads seems to know exactly what it's doing.

Jun 11, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Within five minutes Bunheads had me. The dialog was perfect. If all goes well, it will be a go-to show for Bunheads quotes that make you smile.

Jun 19, 2012 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

Bunheads is a rare find in today's TV culture - a touching, endearing story that balances humor, drama, and a delightful cast of characters who are both entertaining and surprisingly believable.

Jun 11, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If these first two episodes are any indication, Bunheads is finding its strengths. Foster is hugely appealing and Bishop is great whenever she gets solid material.

Jan 7, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Bunheads is a breezy, entertaining hour of TV.

Jun 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Foster's not just fast on her feet - she speaks fluent Sherman-Palladino. And Bishop's more fun than ever. I just hope that's going to be enough.

Jun 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Bunheads moves at a brisk, refreshing clip and it even packs an emotional wallop or two. The relationships that are sketched out in the first hour are promising.

Jun 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bunheads: Season 1

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