10 most intriguing summer TV shows
New shows from Aaron Sorkin and Amy Sherman-Palladino, the return of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Louie,' and more
Debuts: Monday, June 11 at 9 p.m. on ABC Family
It's been six years since Amy Sherman-Palladino last wrote an episode of "Gilmore Girls," the marvelous mix of rapid-fire banter and heart-tugging mother-daughter pathos that was one of the best series in the short but interesting history of the WB network. It's also been four years since her short-lived FOX sitcom misfire "The Return of Jezebel James," so she's not infallible. But "Bunheads" — a one-hour dramedy with Broadway star Sutton Foster as a Vegas showgirl who moves to a small town, where she works at the dance studio of mother-in-law (and "Gilmore" alum) Kelly Bishop — seems much closer to Sherman-Palladino's strengths. Plus, I've been waiting for someone in the film or TV business to figure out how to use the charming, multi-talented Foster.