June 14th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
HBO's "Girls" sparked plenty of conversation about casting people of color on TV, and "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes may start the same discussion with ABC Family's new series, "Bunheads."
Earlier this week, Rhimes tweeted her dismay at the cast lineup for the new comedy, which is about a Las Vegas showgirl who goes to work at her mother-in-law's dance school.
"Hey @abcfbunheads: really?" Rhimes wrote. "You couldn't cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?"
Rhimes' shows, of course - “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and now “Scandal” - all have casts that feature actors from a variety of backgrounds.
Still, Rhimes backed off a little when a follower argued that the dancing girls on "Bunheads" "were all different shapes & sizes.”
"I did love seeing girls of all shapes and sizes,” Rhimes replied. “That was great. Am a huge Gilmore Girls fan,” she said of "Gilmore Girls"-turned-“Bunheads” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. “Just pointing out one issue..."
What do you think - does Rhimes have a point? If you haven't yet seen the show for yourself, “Bunheads” airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.
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