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'Bunheads': Watch Sutton Foster and her brother Hunter together -- FIRST LOOK

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Broadway fans were already excited to know that Sutton Foster’s real-life brother Hunter Foster (Million Dollar Quartet) would guest star with her on Bunheads. Now we get our first look at the two of them together in the Jan. 28 episode. Hunter plays older brother Scotty Sims to Sutton’s Michelle. They have a close relationship, having helped to raise each other as kids.  Scotty’s sort of a rolling stone, rarely staying in one place for long, falling in and out of love, with a string of failed marriages behind him. His character looks to be in at least two episodes. The two will sing together on the show, but in the non-singing clip below, we get a good sense of how well they play off each other as they belly up to the bar. And bonus: we get to see Godot (Nathan Parsons).

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Jeanine Mason dances her way into our hearts again on 'Bunheads' -- EXCLUSIVE

Break out your leotards and snappiest pop culture references — the Bunheads are back. And this time, they’ll be joined by a certain So You Think You Can Dance winner.

Last night, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dramedy returned for a second run of episodes on ABC Family. (Technically, this is the second half of the show’s first season.) And on Jan. 14, Jeanine Mason officially joins the cast as Cosette, the new girl in Paradise. Like her Les Mis namesake, Mason’s character is practically perfect in every way — she speaks four languages, she’s immediately popular, and most importantly, she really knows her way around a dance studio. Something tells us snooty Sasha might not be Cosette’s biggest fan.

Here’s an exclusive first look at Mason’s moves, which give ballet a cool contemporary flavor:

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'Bunheads' season finale review: A 'Nutcracker' and a cliffhanger

Bunheads wrapped up its first season on Monday night with a production of The Nutcracker and a nifty cliffhanger. The series has become richer, to the point where it is easily the most engaging of the ABC Family channel’s series, and if it prods the younger members of its audience to take an interest in ballet and the Turner Classic Movie channel, well, jolly good for Bunheads.
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'Bunheads' and the virtue of not 'getting' all the references

Randy Holmes/ABC Family

One of the ways young people of any age educate themselves, accrue knowledge more quickly, is to be faced with things with which they are unfamiliar: emotions, plot twists, history, words. The natural impulse for everyone, adults included, when confronted with something new, is to say to him- or herself, “What is that? Do other people understand what that means? I’ve got to find out what that means!”

These thoughts occurred to me last night, watching the latest episode of ABC Family’s Bunheads. The show, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the auteur behind Gilmore Girls. Bunheads‘ ongoing saga of the doughty Paradise Dance Academy, its struggling but essentially good-natured, mostly-female students, overseen by Kelly Bishop’s Madam Fanny and underpinned by the noodle-shaped sprite that is Sutton Foster as Michelle Simms, is one of the year’s more pleasurable debuts for ABC Family, a kind of televisual cleanse before the Tuesday junk food of Pretty Little Liars. READ FULL STORY

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