Officially circling the nadir of television programming, the CW has renewed its musical chair competition Oh Sit!, as well as the ballet-themed reality show Breaking Pointe.
While neither series has been a breakout success, they have performed solidly, with Oh Sit! doing well on television and Breaking Pointe stronger digitally. The network did not specify if the two shows would return next summer or if they would be broadcast during the regular season.
Originally called Extreme Musical Chairs and cleverly re-titled as a brilliant play on words, Oh Sit! is an hour-long game show hosted by Jamie Kennedy and Jessi Cruickshank and described by the CW as a "fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition." As the concept suggests, twelve thrill-seeking daredevils race head to head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant is left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize.
Possibly inspired by the critically acclaimed film Black Swan, Breaking Pointe is a reality series that reveals life behind the scenes at Ballet West, a company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to the beauty of the performances, the network promises that viewers also get to see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. For under the tights and tutus lie warriors, who battle in a gritty world of extreme athleticism, focus and dedication, while hunting for the unattainable...perfection.
Uh, okay. Do you know anyone who actually watches these programs?