The CW has reached a breaking point with Breaking Pointe.
The network has cancelled the ballet docusoap after two seasons. CW president Mark Pedowitz bore the bad news yesterday, January 15, at the Television Critics Association press tour.
In its 15 episodes between this year and last, the series chronicled the personal and professional lives of dancers at Ballet West, a company based in Salt Lake City.
"I wish it did better," Mark bemoaned at yesterday's panel, per The Wrap. "Docusoaps are very hard for broadcasters to get going versus cable."
As for the network's other shows, it sounds like The Carrie Diaries and Beauty and the Beast may suffer the same fate, with Mark saying that they'll decide one way or another in May. And Reign and The Tomorrow People aren't sure bets either.
In happier news, The CW has plenty of well-performing series, including longtime faves Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries — and the latter's spin-off, The Originals.
Plus, Arrow is doing so well, the network is giving proposed spin-off Flash its own full-fledged pilot, instead of testing the waters with a special Flash-centric episode of Arrow.
We just hope the Pointe guys and girls aren't too disappointed. Just keep plié-ing, people!
Source: The Wrap