'Oh Sit!' and 'Breaking Pointe' Renewed by The CW for New Seasons

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September 26th, 2012

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            September 26, 2012 (Burbank, California) — The CW Network has ordered new seasons for two of its new reality series, including the amped-up musical chairs competition OH SIT! and the compelling docu-series set in the world of ballet BREAKING POINTE, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.  Premiere dates will be announced at a later time.

OH SIT! pits 12 thrill-seeking daredevils head to head, racing through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations, as they compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band and guest musical artists.  At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize.  OH SIT! is created and executive produced by Phil Gurin (“The Singing Bee,” “Shark Tank,” “Weakest Link”), Richard Joel and Deena Dill.  The series is from The Gurin Company and 405 Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.

BREAKING POINTE goes behind the stage curtain for an intense, unfiltered look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country, Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Featuring beautiful and striking on-stage performances, and the arduous journey to the titles of Prima Ballerina and her male counterpart Premier Danseur, BREAKING POINTE leaves no bun undone.  Viewers follow these young women and men, as they navigate life, working to find a perfect balance between their personal relationships and their unrelenting desire to be the absolute best ballet dancers in the world.  Beneath the beauty and glamour of the dance and costumes is a gritty dog-eat-dog world of extreme athleticism, focus, dedication, passion, pressure and, of course, the hunt for the unattainable…perfection.  BREAKING POINTE is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.  Executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions are Izzie Pick Ashcroft (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Jane Tranter (“Top Gear," “Dancing with the Stars,” "Torchwood").

  • Dillan

    Was hoping The Catalina would be renewed. I really enjoyed it.

  • Alan

    What about The L.A. Complex? Will CW make that decision or Much?

  • Dillan


    Much owns it, so Much will make that decision. Season 2 was renewed a whole month after Season 1 finished, so we could be waiting a while till we find out.

  • lll

    Oh Sit! deserves renewal. Their ratings in the summer were the same as new shows. Breaking Pointe is another story.

  • Oliver

    I expect more non-scripted shows based around puns from The CW next summer, then.

  • John A

    Oh Sit did ok and deserved a renewel.

  • George

    I’m really not all that shocked about Breaking Pointe. I imagine it was VERY cheap to produce, and if they’re gonna just do 6 episodes like last time, sure why not…

  • Chris

    If we get another broadcast or cable show about ballet (Breaking Pointe, Bunheads), then I feel like we have a new niche trend.

  • SJ

    Wow. Sad.

    Also, Breaking “Pointe”? Ugh… when will misspelling finally go out of style?!

  • Steph

    I’m glad about Breaking Pointe. It was something different from the usual reality fare.

  • Lisa

    I’m surprised that Oh Sit! actually did okay. As for the spelling of “pointe” in Breaking Pointe, that doesn’t bother me because it’s a ballet reference. The show itself didn’t really work for me, though.

  • glover

    They have to renew The Next too!

  • Michael

    If LA Complex is renewed in Canada, it’s pretty much a given at this point, Mark Pedowitz will renew it for the CW next summer. All three of these shows were consistent in the 0.3-0.4 demo rating.

  • cal331

    Yay! I know they didn’t do stellar over the summer, but Breaking Pointe was good quality TV for a reality show, and I found Oh Sit to be a guilty pleasure.

  • Jared

    No real surprises here..both Oh Sit and Breaking Pointe did what they needed to do for the CW Summer to warrant there renewals. If LA Complex is renewed by Much in Canada I’m guessing we will see it on the CW next summer as well.

  • Brandy

    I’m happy about BP, OH Sit is terrible but it was the highest rated spring/summer new show soo .

  • Fakeem

    The way L.A. Complex ended makes me think either it won’t be renewed or that there will be a new cast next season.

  • gerry

    awesome on breaking pointe, i liked it alot. and it felt surprisingly good for something on the cw summer lineup.

  • Ram510

    Didn’t see a breaking Pointe renewal coming. I guess a .3 is good enough for The CW during summer.

    Why does this network suck so bad. They make Syfy look ratings look good


    Where have I been? Completely missed Breaking Pointe. How many eps were there?

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