Cheer up, Bunheads!
If you're still mourning the loss of your favorite Amy Sherman-Palladino ballet dramedy, then this news should cheer you up: Sutton Foster has been cast as the lead in TV Land's newest sitcom "Younger," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Bunheads" was cancelled after only one season, but Foster -- who played the lead character Michelle -- will now star in the new series, executive produced by Darren Starr.
As described by The Hollywood Reporter, "'Younger" tells the story of a suddenly single New Jersey housewife who, unable to restart her career, decides to lie about her age and successfully passes as a young 20-something. Armed with a makeover and a new résumé, she wins a position at the city's hottest publishing company.
No word yet on when the series will premiere, but let's hope Kelly Bishop is available to play Foster's mother so we can have a mini-"Bunheads" reunion.
Thomas Sadoski, "The Newsroom"
He currently appears as the unlikable Don Keefer on "The Newsroom," but Thomas Sadoski is mainly known for his stage career. Sadoski made his Broadway debut in 2004's "Reckless," and most recently appeared in 2011's "House Of Blue Leaves" and "Other Desert Cities."
John Gallagher Jr., "The Newsroom"
Now in HBO's "The Newsroom," Gallagher's original home was on the stage. He originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in "Spring Awakening" and starred in "American Idiot" and "Jerusalem."
Jane Krakowsi, "30 Rock"
Known for her role as the attention-seeking actress Jenna Maroney on NBC's "30 Rock," Krakowski has also appeared in Broadway productions of "Starlight Express" and "Once Upon A Mattress." She won a Tony in 2003 for her portrayal of Carla in "Nine."
Christopher Abbott, "Girls"
Marnie's (Allison William) way-too-sweet ex-boyfriend Charlie has also had a sweet stage career. Christopher Abbott appeared in 2011 revival of "House Of Blue Leaves" with Edie Falco and Ben Stiller.
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
She plays the tough-as-nails Diane Lockhart on CBS's "The Good Wife," but Christine Baranski has also made the rounds on New York City stage. Baranski made her Broadway debut in "Hide & Seek" in 1980.
Anne Heche, "Save Me"
Anne Heche is returning to TV as Beth Harper, a woman who believes she's channeling God, on NBC's "Save Me," but Heche is also known for her stage career and memorable role in "Proof" in 2002.
Andrew Rannells, "The New Normal."
He's nabbed starring roles in "Hairspray" and "Book Of Mormon" on Broadway, and now Andrew Rannells is making his mark on the TV world. In addition to playing Hannah's ex-boyfriend on HBO's "Girls," Rannells will be starring on the NBC comedy "The New Normal" in the fall.