When I was putting together my Summer TV top 10 list, I couldn't choose just one ABC Family show to include. That's because the network has two new shows coming out over the next few weeks that seem like they could give old favorites like Greek a run for their money.
One of them is Make It or Break It, a show about an elite group of teen gymnastics champions whose world gets shaken up when a new hot prospect gets discovered — on a playground, no less — and comes to train at their gym. The part of me that grew up reading the Gymnasts book series and wishing I could do the splits can't wait to watch this show. (The part of me that watched a whole lot of the Summer Olympics is already getting judgey about the stunt doubles' gymnastics, but those who can't do a handspring shouldn't throw stones, right?) It premieres June 22 after the return of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
The other series I'm curious to check out is the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You, and judging from these poll results, I'm expecting some split opinions on this one. On paper, the show has some good things going for it: The movie's director also directed the pilot; Aliens in America's Lindsay Shaw is taking Julia Stiles's old role as Kat; and Larry Miller reprises his part from the movie as the girls' father. Greek writer Carter Covington is the man behind the series, which is a plus in my book. 10 Things will premiere July 7.
Does either show sound like one you'll check out? To get a look at the first promos and some longer sneak peeks, just
Here's a longer sneak peek of one of the Make it or Break It scenes.
Here's a slightly longer version of the 10 Things promo with some additional scenes.
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