The Catalina, Breaking Pointe: CW Announces New Series Debuts

CW reality TV seriesIf you’re a fan of reality TV shows, there will be no shortage of them this summer. All five networks have announced that they’ll each be airing plenty of them.

Today, The CW released the debut dates of their newest unscripted TV series — The Catalina and Breaking Pointe.

Here’s the official press release, complete with the premiere dates and show descriptions:




April 9, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network today announced the premiere dates for two new original reality series for summer 2012: THE CATALINA, which follows the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel, will premiere Tuesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00pm ET); and Breaking Pointe, an inside look at the competitive world of ballet will premiere Thursday, May 31 (8:00-9:00pm ET).

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 forms their own dysfunctional family unit, and they work hard during the day, while at night they party even harder than their guests. THE CATALINA is from Bischoff Hervey Entertainment. Eric Bischoff (“iMPACT Wrestling,” “Confessions of a Teen Idol”) and Jason Hervey (“iMPACT Wrestling,” “Confessions of a Teen Idol”) are executive producers.

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. BREAKING POINTE is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Kate Shepherd (“Big Brother,” “Wife Swap”) is executive producer. Izzie Pick Ashcroft (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Jane Tranter (“Top Gear,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Torchwood”) are executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions.

Beginning Monday, June 4, weekly encores of both new reality shows will air on Mondays, with BREAKING POINTE airing 8:00-9:00pm and THE CATALINA airing 9:00-10:00pm.

Premiere dates for two previously announced reality series, musical competition THE STAR NEXT DOOR and game show OH SIT!, will be announced at a later date.

Following is the premiere schedule for BREAKING POINTE and THE CATALINA:

Tuesday, May 29
8:00-9:00pm THE CATALINA (Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm THE L.A. COMPLEX (Season Finale)

Thursday, May 31
8:00-9:00pm BREAKING POINTE (Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm THE CATALINA (One-time Encore)

Monday, June 4
8:00-9:00pm BREAKING POINTE (Encore)
9:00-10:00pm THE CATALINA (Encore)

All Times ET

What do you think? Will you be checking out either of these new shows?

4 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. AimanGabz says

    im really looking forward for watching these 2 reality shows!! 😀 BUT if they cancel hart of dixie im moving away from CW -_-

  2. Jake says

    THE CATALINA sounds like the old UPN show from a few years back called “South Beach”.Anyone remember that? It had Odette (Yustman) Annable,Adrianne Palicki,Vanessa Williams,and Lee Thompson Young in it.I loved that show,unfortunately it was cancelled.I still have all the episodes on VHS though.I probably won’t watch this since Eric Bischoff is involved.

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