Five months after the first season of ABC Family‘s Bunheads ended its run, the cable network has officially decided not to order a second season. “Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” ABC Family said in a statement. “The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base. Recognizing all of this, we took extra time to try and find ways to bring the series back for another season, but in the end it simply wasn’t possible. We wish the cast and crew the best in their future endeavors.”
Bunheads‘ cancellation comes a week after ABC Family pulled the plug on the other bubble series whose future was bleak, The Lying Game. Amy Sherman Pallandino’s Bunheads has been garnering stronger critical notices of the two series, which both drew about 1.7 million total viewers in Live+7, with The Lying Game doing better in the younger demos, 2.2 vs. 1.4 in F12-34 and 1.7 vs. 1.3 in F18-34. The Lying Game and Bunheads‘ fate was sealed by the solid recent launches of ABC Family’s new dramas The Fosters and Twisted. With the cancellations out of the way, ABC is expected to proceed with picking up more episodes from its new series within the next couple of weeks.