I was never a fan of "Gilmore Girls," because it was never my cup of tea, but the show had a very dedicated and loyal fanbase.
So those fans should be excited tonight as "Gilmore" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's new series, "Bunheads," kicks off on ABC Family at 9 p.m.
The title refers to the students of a dance school that is open by a former showgirl (Sutton Foster) in a small town. She came to the small town via Vegas, where she impulsively married a guy (Alan Ruck) who was a fan and lives in the town.
For ABC Family, it should fit right in for their female, teen-oriented lineup, following a new episode of "Secret Life of an American Teenager."
Though I don't watch the network, I do understand how they are targeting a specific demographic, and they seem to be doing a great job in carving out that niche and creating suitable programming for it. And when I say "niche," I don't mean that ABC Family airs to a small audience; quite the opposite, it's one of the most successful networks on cable.
I think their success is defined by finding an identity and sticking to it, unlike so many other cable networks (ahem, SyFy).
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: Speaking of SyFy, it has new episodes of "Eureka" and "Lost Girl" from 9-11 p.m.
On the networks, Fox has a new "Hell's Kitchen," followed by MasterChef, from 8-10 p.m. NBC airs Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Kings and the Devils, beginning at 8 p.m., while ABC has two hours of "The Bachelorette."