Watch the Pilot of ABC Family's Bunheads Early

By TV.com Staff

May 30, 2012

Bunheads, the new ABC Family series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, premieres June 11. The drama centers on Michelle (Tony-winner Sutton Foster), a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively gets married, moves to her new husband's small hometown, and takes a teaching position at her new mother-in-law's dance school... and we've got a way for you to watch the pilot right now! In hopes of spreading the word about the show, ABC Family is distributing special passcodes that will allow internet-savvy TV fans to see the first episode of Bunheads prior to the show's official premiere. We've got 3,000 "one-time views" of the pilot reserved just for TV.com readers, so here's what you do:

1. Go here and enter the code "TVBunheads" to gain access to the pilot. Please note that the code will only work in the U.S. (sorry, international folks!), and you can redeem it starting today (Wednesday, May 30).

2. Come back here and let us know what you think of the premiere!


Bunheads officially debuts on Monday, June 11 at 9pm on ABC Family.

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  • reasonating Jun 01, 2012

    Wasn't planning to even give it a chance with that silly name, but was curious about seeing Sutton Foster in this medium. And I'm glad I gave it a shot; it was much better than I thought it'd be. The young dancers' acting and storylines were a bit of a weak point, but I liked the interplay between Fanny and Michelle. (And Hubbel, but...) It definitely has potential to be an enjoyable summer show.

  • lagataporcristo Jun 01, 2012

    Loved the pilot!

  • klod008 Jun 01, 2012

    I enjoyed it more than I expected, going in. I think I will continue to watch more of this show. It had a lot of comedic overtones and promises to provide some light entertainment.

  • Sheikia May 31, 2012

    I feel bad about it but I kind of want this show to fail so that Sutton can go back to doing what she does best: being the star of Broadway.

  • mad-pac May 31, 2012

    I think I'll watch it just because of Bailey Buntain. So cute!

  • LiseLotteDive May 31, 2012

    I really liked it and will continue to watch.

  • JuliBey May 31, 2012

    I was not too optimistic before I watched Bunheads. I thought that the dance element might be overly forced, like the singing on Glee. (Don't get me wrong; I still enjoy Glee but they don't always sing for the most plausible reasons.) But I was pleasantly surprised about Bunheads. The characters are engaging just like they were on Gilmore Girls, but thankfully it doesn't seem like it will be a copy of the earlier show. I will definitely be giving this show a chance this summer.

  • LydiaWilson1 May 31, 2012

    Was really not sure about the Lorelei - but warmed to her about the same time as Emily/Miss Patty. Was surprised at the ending but I definitely think that is sets the series up for a much better direction. I'm glad I gave it a chance because the title had originally turned me off completely. Was that Gypsy in the dress store?

  • hellohola26 May 31, 2012

    ....only in the US... gr...

  • Meba May 31, 2012

    You can make your IP "travel" to the US...with a VPN service that takes you there...

  • AllieAllie May 31, 2012

    tunnelbearcom is a good one

  • mad-pac May 31, 2012

    I dowloaded it. I wonder why they still makes these restrictions if we can always find what we want online somewhere.

  • NicoleCoffield May 31, 2012

    Its interesting and had some funny moments. This is probably a summer show I am going to watch.

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