“Bunheads” renewal watch continues, dear readers, and we are sad to say that we are still in a position where ABC Family is continuing to keep fans of the show on hold as to whether or not it will come back. We’ve already voiced our concerns / complaints on this extensively, including the network holding it hostage while they wait to see how other shows perform, and also their bizarre decision to anger fans further by promoting other network shows on the “Bunheads” official Twitter.
Sadly, it seems as though series star Sutton Foster is as in-the-dark as everyone else when it comes to the network executives’ thought process. In a chat with GoldDerby, who frequently conducts such interviews in preparation for the Primetime Emmy Awards, Foster waxed poetic about her time on the show, and while she would clearly like to go back for more, she seems prepared for whatever the powers-that-be decide:
“In this business, there’s a constant [feeling that] you don’t even know … It’s the same in theater. There’s so many factors that go into everything. More than anything I feel incredibly proud of what we put out there, and if this is the only season that we get, I could not be happier with what it turned out to be.”
Personally, we read into this that Foster has the sort of mindset that she is expecting the worst, that way she can be pleasantly surprised if a renewal happens that works in her favor. The small chance that she has of scoring an Emmy nomination could actually play a role in saving the show, given that ABC Family is not exactly a network known for getting any awards-show buzz; therefore, you almost have to root for her more than any of the other nominees given how much could be on the line with it.
Meanwhile, if you want to compare the recent ratings of some of ABC Family’s new shows directly against “Bunheads,” our advice is to view the article here.
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