Bust out your pompoms. Freeform announces its new Cheer Squad TV series premieres in the US Monday, August 22, 2016, at 10:00pm ET. The reality show follows the world-champion cheerleading team, The Great White Sharks, as they defend their title. Watch a preview from Canadian Channel, ABC Spark, below.
Cheer Squad comes from Corus Entertainment’s ABC Spark and Good Human Productions. Claire Freeland is executive producing for Good Human. The first season of Cheer Squad features 10 hour-long episodes. Scheduling note: In Canada, Cheer Squad premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00pm ET, on ABC Spark.
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Here is more on the Cheer Squad TV show, from Freeform:
The Great White Sharks are a sisterhood, there for each other through first loves, new jobs, bad breakups, and everything in between. But they are also elite athletes, idolized by thousands and members of the best all-star cheerleading team in the world. “Cheer Squad” will follow the two-time World Cheerleading Champions on the long road to defending their title as they try to balance life off the mat with the all-consuming battle to stay on top. Premieres Monday, August 22 at 10:00 p.m. EDT and airs nightly as a two-week programming event.
Get more information on Cheer Squad (formerly Cheer Stars) from this October 2015 Corus Entertainment press release.
October 30, 2015
Series follows the reigning World Champion All Star cheerleading team
The Cheer Sport Great White Sharks
(Toronto, ON) Corus Entertainment’s ABC Spark and Good Human Productions announced today that production has commenced on the new docu-reality series, Cheer Stars (working title) in Cambridge, Ontario. The 10 x 60 series follows the two-time World Champion All Star, All Girl cheerleading team, The Great White Sharks, as they gear up to defend their title and pursue the coveted three-peat. Cheer Stars is slated to premiere in Summer 2016 on ABC Spark in Canada and in the U.S. on ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform in January 2016).
“We are thrilled to be working with Good Human Productions on this series. The world of competitive cheerleading celebrates the extraordinary athleticism and compelling young women who lead fun and inspiring lives,” said Maria Farano Director, Original Programming, Corus Women and Family. “Viewers are going to enjoy spending time with this incredible group of women.”
Cheer Stars captures the passionate, smart and driven athletes of the reigning World Champion cheerleading team as they sweat, fight and sparkle their way through the dramatic 2015/2016 cheer season. As elite athletes idolized by thousands with an intense training schedule, the girls rely on each other to make it through every grueling practice as well as the day-to-day pressures of schoolwork, relationships and part-time jobs that they face off stage.
“These inspiring young athletes will have viewers laughing, crying and cheering alongside them – both on and off the mat,” said Claire Freeland, Executive Producer, Good Human Productions. “Their world is rich with gripping stories that are entertaining, relatable and undeniably authentic.”
Prior to MIPCOM, Corus Entertainment announced the U.S. sale of Cheer Stars to ABC Family as part of the company’s growing slate of properties for international distribution.
About ABC Spark
ABC Spark is a multi-platform network for millennial-focused content that offers a unique blend of authentic and compelling entertainment. The network is home to hit original series including The Fosters, Switched at Birth and Baby Daddy along with popular acquired programs and blockbuster theatricals. Built on the foundation of the highly successful U.S. brand ABC Family, ABC Spark is available in Canada through an expansive license agreement between the Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment Inc, and Disney/ABC Television Group. For more information, please visit ABCSpark.ca and corusent.com.
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About Good Human Productions
Good Human is a Vancouver-based production company that delivers hit content for their broadcast and production partners. The company is built on strong relationships with talented artists, thinkers and top production personnel. Good Humans have developed and supervised the production of 1000 hours of quality prime-time original programming including The Bachelor Canada and original format, Mind Control. For more information, please visit www.goodhumanproductions.com and @Goodhumanprods and facebook.com/goodhumanproductions.
About Cheer Sport Great White Sharks
Cheer Sport Sharks is Canada’s largest cheerleading program and home of the Great White Sharks, back-to-back World Champions in the International All-Girls Level 5 division. 7-time World Champion coach, Ali Moffatt, leads the team. Ali co-owns the Cheer Sport Sharks with Alana Potter, also a World Champion cheer coach. For more information, please visit cheersportsharks.com.
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