37 One-Season Wonders That Didn’t Deserve Their Premature Cancellations
If you’ve finished bingeing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it’s time to give Bunheads a second look. Unlike in Stars Hollow: The Musical, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s love for musical theatre actually benefitted this show starring Tony-winners Sutton Foster and Palladino regular Kelly Bishop, who originated the role of Sheila in the Broadway classic A Chorus Line. When Sutton’s ballerina-turned-showgirl gets married on a whim, she moves to a Stars Hollow-esque coastal town to start her new life. Since they don’t make shows about people whose lives go *right*, her new husband dies in a freak accident, leading her to teach at a small ballet school alongside her reluctant mother-in-law. A critical darling with funding from California’s Film and Television Tax Credit, the show’s cancelation remains a mystery to many.