Bunheads: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 26


Audience Score

User Ratings: 42
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Air date: Jun 11, 2012
Air date: Jun 18, 2012
Air date: Jun 25, 2012
Air date: Jul 9, 2012
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Air date: Jul 30, 2012
Air date: Aug 6, 2012
Air date: Aug 13, 2012
Air date: Aug 20, 2012
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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 (18)

The latest project from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was, like its predecessor, about relationships that felt real, earnest and completely devoid of cynicism.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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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