During the summer of 2010, NBC debuted Breakthrough with Tony Robbins. The TV show followed self-help guru Robbins as he tried to inspire regular people to overcome their personal challenges.
The series was quickly cancelled after two low-rated installments aired. NBC made the remaining four episodes available online via their website and Hulu. They’re since been pulled down.
Now, the Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired all six episodes of Breakthrough and plans to start running them beginning March 26th. The first episode that aired on NBC will be the first one on OWN. There don’t seem to be any plans to film any new installments.
Here’s the press release:
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ACQUIRES “BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS” PREMIERING MONDAY, MARCH 26
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the series “Breakthrough with Tony Robbins” which will premiere on Monday, March 26 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT). The series follows life coach Tony Robbins as he sets out to inspire change by transforming lives. Robbins helps people find ways to not only help themselves but also help others around them as he guides the participants through tough challenges and empowers them to reach their personal goals. The series is produced by RelativityREAL, Tony Robbins and Reveille. Executive producers are Tony Robbins, Mark Koops, Howard T. Owens, Tom Forman and Shauna Minoprio.
Sunday, March 26 – “Frank and Kristen Alioto” (premiere episode)
Frank and Kristen Alioto went to Hawaii to get married but their wedding night ended up becoming their worst nightmare. While Kristin was partying in the pool at the wedding, Frank became paralyzed when he jumped into the water to join her. After that tragic day, Frank and Kristen’s lives were turned upside down as Kristen became more of a caretaker than a wife. Tony steps in and invites the Aliotos to Fiji where he helps Frank realize that he can still live his life without restriction. He challenges Frank to step outside his comfort zone by trying skydiving and even trains him to play Murderball (paraplegic rugby). Meanwhile Kristen goes to the spa for some much-needed R&R. While Tony helps Frank realize he can still live out many of his dreams, he also reminds Kristen to give Frank his freedom so he can live his life to the fullest.
For more information about the series: http://www.oprah.com/own/Breakthrough-About-the-Show
Image courtesy NBC.
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