Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, has produced another quirky hit with her new show, Bunheads. Bunheads is a comedy-drama that centers on a Las Vegas showgirl who gets spontaneously gets married and ends teaching with her new mother-in-law at her ballet school. Taking place in a fictional small coastal town, Paradise, Bunheads stars Gilmore Girls alum, Kelly Bishop, who played Emily Gilmore. The show as has been praised for its charm and witty banter. (Something we Gilmore fans know a lot about!) Bunheads made its series debut June 11, 2012 and ran for ten episodes.
ABC Family also renewed Switched at Birth, which stars Vanessa Marano, who played April on Gilmore Girls. Switched at Birth drama revolves around two teenagers who were switched at birth and grew up in very different environments. The series debut was the highest rated show for ABC Family to date. Switched at Birth returned for the second half of season one September 3, 2012 and the second season will premiere in the winter along with Bunheads.