In addition to the just-greenlighted Queen Latifah/Dave Broome music competition series The Star Next Door and previously ordered musical game show Oh Sit!, the CW has picked up two more unscripted series for summer — Breaking Pointe, an inside look at the competitive world of ballet, and The Catalina, which follows the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel — for what will be the CW’s most aggressive summer slate ever. “One of my first goals here at The CW was to increase the number of hours of original programming, both throughout the season and during the summer,” the CW president Mark Pedowitz said. “With these four new reality series, we’re launching our biggest summer schedule yet which will boost our circulation during the summer months and provide us with a promotional platform for our fall launch.” Here are descriptions of Breaking Pointe and The Catalina:
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. 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. Kate Shepherd (“Big Brother: According to Russell Brand”) and Bill Langworthy (“The City”) are executive producers. Izzie Pick Ashcroft and Jane Tranter are executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions. BREAKING POINTE is from BBC Worldwide Productions.
With a nightlife as hot as the sun-soaked beaches during the day, THE CATALINA centers on the young, wild staff of The Catalina hotel in Miami’s South Beach. The fun-loving group, who form their own dysfunctional family unit, run a glamorous destination hotel while partying even harder than their guests. Eric Bischoff (“iMPACT Wrestling,” “Confessions of a Teen Idol”) and Jason Hervey (“iMPACT Wrestling,” “Confessions of a Teen Idol”) are executive producers. THE CATALINA is from Bischoff Hervey Entertainment.