ABC Family Releases Episode Synopsis of BUNHEADS

ABC Family Releases Episode Synopsis of BUNHEADS

ABC Family has released the episode synopsis for the first three episodes of its new original drama series BUNHEADS, starring Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster.

In the series premiere, airing Monday June 11th (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) a former ballerina turned Vegas showgirl decides to take a gamble on a new marriage and a fresh start in Paradise, CA.

Michelle Simms (Tony Award(r)-winning actor Sutton Foster) had a promising career as a classically-trained professional dancer but was drawn to the lights of Las Vegas. Now, with a dead-end job as a 30-something showgirl, she's found the excitement of Sin City has lost its appeal, and her persistent suitor, Hubbell Flowers (Alan Ruck, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), is gaining it. With promises of a cushy life in his coastal town of Paradise, CA., Hubbell convinces Michelle to marry him and move away. Once in there, Michelle discovers that Hubbell forgot to mention that he lives with his mother, the strong-headed, imperious Fanny Flowers (Kelly Bishop, "Gilmore Girls"), who is not pleased that Hubbell has run off and married a stranger.

A former dancer herself, Fanny runs the local dance studio, which Michelle comes upon and ends up bonding with some of Fanny's dance students: sweet "Boo" (Kaitlyn Jenkins), who would give anything to be a "bunhead" but struggles against her body type; rebellious Sasha (Julia Goldani Telles), who possesses the classic ballet dancer's body and talent but -- distracted by family issues at home -- doesn't seem to have her heart in dancing; shapely Ginny (Bailey Buntain), who is not yet comfortable in her own skin; and fun-loving Melanie (Emma Dumont), who is ready for whatever life throws at her. Michelle's budding relationship with these girls helps her adapt to small town living and her uneasy role as a new daughter-in-law.

On the Monday June 18th episode entitled 'For Fanny' airing (9:00 –10:00 PM ET/PT), Michelle tries to find a way to fit into her new surroundings.

Michelle’s rocky start with her new mother-in-law finally seems to smooth out, until an unexpected occurrence turns everything on end. Michelle quickly finds herself back at odds with Fanny, but at the same time wanting to empathize with her. Inspired by Fanny’s students, Michelle has an idea to help Fanny face the reality of the situation.

On the Monday, June 25th episode entitled 'Inherit the Wind' airing (9:00 –10:00 PM ET/PT), Michelle is in an awkward situation. When Fanny’s attorney gives her shocking news, she takes it hard and makes the situation more awkward for Michelle. Making matters worse, Michelle has a run-in with the law when she takes off in Hubbell’s car to blow off steam, only to break down in the driveway of a handsome, local recluse.

Meanwhile, the girls compete against other dance studios in an “ugliest feet” contest.

“Bunheads” is executive produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino. The series stars Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont with guest star Kelly Bishop.

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