LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC Family has axed its much-ballyhooed drama "Bunheads."
The news - first reported by TVLine.com - comes exactly one week after the cable channel canceled fellow bubble series "The Lying Game." With the numbers for "Bunheads" falling short of "Lying Game" (see below for specifics), said development isn't much of a surprise.
"Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired," the network 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."
ABC Family's year-to-date drama averages (in millions, 1/1/13-6/30-13):
2.691 - Pretty Little Liars (1.482 adults 18-49, 1.2 rating)
1.687 - Switched at Birth (0.912 adults 18-49, 0.7 rating)
1.587 - Twisted (0.710 adults 18-49, 0.6 rating)
1.567 - The Fosters (0.724 adults 18-49, 0.6 rating)
1.274 - The Lying Game (0.679 adults 18-49, 0.5 rating)
1.091 - Bunheads (0.564 adults 18-49, 0.4 rating)
1.040 - The Secret Life of the American Teenager (0.617 adults 18-49, 0.5 rating)