So You Think You Can Dance debuts its Top 20 as the reality TV hit heads to Los Angeles where the real competition begins.
I got a sneak peek at a summer series that I think you’re going to like. It’s called Make It or Break It and it’s coming to ABC Family on June 22.
This teen drama about competitive gymnastics has newcomer Emily Kmetko (Chelsea Hobbs) shaking up the pecking order at a world-class gym. Lauren (Cassie Scerbo), Kaylie (Josie Loren) and Payson (Ayla Kell) are shoo-ins to take the top three spots for Nationals, that is if Lauren has her way. If she can’t beat Emily fair and square, then she’s happy to beat her with a few dirty tricks.
On the downside, Make It or Break It is pretty predictable and some of the acting and dialogue is downright cringe worthy. On the upside, there are characters here you’ll want to spend the time with. For parents watching with their teens, there’s Emily’s mom who is a struggling single parent raising a wheelchair bound son and an Olympic-hopeful daughter. Trouble is, can she keep up with the gym moms who make stage moms look docile. For the teen girls, there’s Zachary Abel (Check him out in the Take180 webseries My Alibi the gym’s prince charming. Desperately in love with another gymnast, they have to keep their relationship under wraps or risk getting tossed off the team.
If you’re a fan of gymnastics or just love a family-oriented teen drama, check out Make It or Break It on ABC Family beginning on June 22.
Tonight’s top picks:
So You Think You Can Dance
It’s time for the So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 to take the stage and they can’t afford to miss a beat because tomorrow night two dancers will be shuffling off to Buffalo.
Watch So You Think You Can Dance at 8:00 on Fox.
Walsh and Shraeger investigate the murder of drug store owner and naturalist who was shot running down a Lower East Side street naked. When the boyfriend of the victim’s daughter informs the detectives about an argument the victim had with a loan shark a few nights earlier, the case turns in a new direction. Meanwhile Beaumont and Cole look into the theft of a series of tapes from an apology line service, and Delahoy gets more than he bargained for when he convinces the medical examiner to give him an MRI.
Watch The Unusuals on ABC at 10:00.
Top Chef Masters
In this variation on a theme, Bravo is putting some of the world’s best chefs on the hot seat as they compete for the title of Top Chef Master. It’s one thing when Tom Colicchio tells a recent culinary school grad that he hasn’t got what it takes, but what happens when he tells a 5-star chef that his vegetables are soggy? The winning chef will receive $100,000 for the charity of their choice and the series will feature a number of celebrity judges including Neil Patrick Harris and Zooey Deschanel.
Watch the premiere of Top Chef Masters on Bravo at 10:00.
News and notable
Immediately after the premiere of their new series Nurse Jackie, Showtime ordered a second season of the medical drama. Don’t miss our interview with its star Edie Falco here!
Comedy Central has ordered a new batch of Futurama episodes. The sci-fi cartoon went off the air in 2003 but has been kept alive with direct-to-DVD movies and reruns.
American Idol runners up Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta have both signed a record deal. But I wonder why we don’t just call them CD deals nowadays.
Reminder: Friday is the deadline for all TV stations to make the digital switch. If you’re still watching TV with an antenna, you may not have a signal after Friday. Visit http://www.dtv.gov/ for more information.
Make It Or Break It – Pictured: Zachary Burr Abel as Carter Anderson, Cassie Scerbo as Lauren Tanner, Chelsea Hobbs as Emily Kmetko, Ayla Kell as Payson Keeler and Josie Loren as Kaylie Cruz. Photo: ABC Family/Bob D’Amico
So You Think You Can Dance: Top 20 contestants. Pictured top row L-R: Evan Kasprzak, Janette Manrara, Max Kapitannikov, Brandon Bryant, Kupono Aweau and Caitlin Kinney. Middle row L-R: Vitolio Jeune, Kayla Radomski, Ashley Valerio, Karla Garcia, Ade Obayomi, Tony Bellissimo, Melissa Sandvig, Asuka Kondoh, Jonathan Platero and Jeanine Mason. Bottom row L-R: Phillip Chbeeb, Paris Torres, Jason Glover and Randi Evans. Mike Ruiz/Fox
American Idol: The top 4 L-R: Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta. Michael Becker/Fox