Inside The History Of The Gone-But-Not-Forgotten 'Bunheads'

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Inside The History Of The Gone-But-Not-Forgotten 'Bunheads'

Anyone who has ever seen an Amy Sherman-Palladino project knows she's got rhythm. So it should have been inevitable that she would venture into the world of ballet. Years after quitting the sport herself for a career as a writer on Rosanne, the Gilmore Girls creator found herself craving a return to ballet basics, roping in a Broadway star, Sutton Foster, to help her realize the dream. And hence, in 2012, we got the gone-but-not-forgotten Bunheads.

The series is the topic of our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat., our TV origin stories podcast. During the episode, my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I discuss the history of Bunheads, Sherman-Palladino's obsession with ballet accuracy, and the stunning fact that Alan Ruck and Kelly Bishop played mother and son, despite being only 12 years apart. Hollywood!

So, without further ado, grab your bobby pins and enjoy our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our daily pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!

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