Cheer Perfection

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Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection.jpg
Genre Reality
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16 (2 seasons)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Lauren Lexton
  • Michael Gara
  • Tom Rogan
Running time 40–42 minutes
Production company(s) Authentic Entertainment
Release
Original network TLC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19) – October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)
External links
Website

Cheer Perfection is an American reality television series that debuted on December 19, 2012, on TLC.[1] TLC announced on February 6, 2013, that it ordered an eight episode second season,[2] which premiered on August 28, 2013.[3] Alisha Dunlap, Cassadee, R.D. Dunlap, Bonnie Crow, Alana, Ann Robinson, Torann and Robinson's husband Torey originally appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras. Dunlap owns Perfection Studios, which appeared in episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras.

After Andrea Clevenger, who appeared on Cheer Perfection, was arrested, TLC released a statement that the show had already been canceled and no repeats will be aired.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

Cheer Perfection follows a group of young cheerleaders at Cheer Time Revolution, located in Sherwood, Arkansas, as they endure the world of competitive cheerleading.[5]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19) February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06)
2 8 August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28) October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)

Season 1 (2012-13)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
0 0 "Pilot" July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11) 1.10[6]
1 1 "Failure Is Not An Option" December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19) 1.07[7]
2 2 "Let's Just Hug it Out?" December 26, 2012 (2012-12-26) 1.30[8]
3 3 "Too Bad, So Sad" January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02) 1.20[9]
4 4 "We're All a Little Bit Crazy" January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) 0.85[10]
5 5 "Just Like Junior High" January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16) 0.91[11]
6 6 "Keep My Name Out of Your Mouth" January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) 0.87[12]
7 7 "Call Me Madam President" January 30, 2013 (2013-01-30) 0.96[13]
8 8 "Friendless Ann?" February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) 0.77[14]

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
9 1 "With Success, Comes Pressure..." August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28) 0.80[15]
10 2 "Do What You Gotta Do To Win" September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04) 0.93[16]
11 3 "Learning to Trust" September 11, 2013 (2013-09-11) 1.22[17]
12 4 "Enter Coach James" September 18, 2013 (2013-09-18) 0.79[18]
13 5 "I Got That Magic Pee" September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) 0.90[19]
14 6 "Watch Your Step" October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02) 0.70[20]
15 7 "The Eyes and Ears of the Gym" October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) 0.56[21]
16 8 "The U.S. Finals" October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 1.02[22]

Reception[edit]

David Hinckley of New York Daily News said the parents are not an endearing bunch.[23] Brian Lowry of Variety said the show isn't original.[24] Verne Gay of Newsday said the show is dull, trivial and never, ever outrageous.[25] Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the show 2 stars out of 5.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TLC Gets Competitive on Wednesday Nights with "Toddlers & Tiaras" and "Cheer Perfection"". Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "TLC Orders Up More Pint-Sized Competitors". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 9, 2013). "'Cheer Perfection' Returns to TLC on Wednesday, August 28". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Local Mother Shocked by Rape Allegations Against 34-Year-Old Woman". Arkansas Matters. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. January 14, 2014. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "TLC Goes Inside the World of Competitive All-Star Cheerleading With "Cheer Perfection"". Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "ESPY Awards" Top Demos, "Royal Pains" Leads Viewers". Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Moonshiners," "Amish Mafia" Top Charts for Second Week in a Row". Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Discovery's "Amish Mafia" Event Leads Demos, ESPN Tops Viewers". Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Sugar Bowl Continues ESPN Win Streak". thefutoncritic. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Amish Mafia," "Moonshiners" Pull Back in Front for Discovery". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Amish Mafia," "Moonshiners" Remain on Top for Discovery". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Moonshiners" Holds Off "American Horror Story" Finale". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Season High for "Moonshiners" Puts Discovery on Top". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Moonshiners" Tops Demos for Fifth Straight Week". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 2, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Duck Dynasty" Victory". The Futon Critic. 
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 5, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Modern Dads', 'Futurama', 'Royal Pains', 'The Bridge' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  17. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 12, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night + 'Modern Dads', 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo', 'Royal Pains', 'The Challenge: Rivals II' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  18. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 19, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Continues Its Reign for A&E". The Futon Critic. 
  19. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 26, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Viewers, Demos Both Belong to "Modern Family"". The Futon Critic. 
  20. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 3, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Duck Dynasty" Lead Demo Race". The Futon Critic. 
  21. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 10, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Duck Dynasty," "American Horror Story" Top Demos at 10 PM". The Futon Critic. 
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 17, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'American Horror Story', 'Bad Ink', 'Key & Peele','Top Chef' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  23. ^ "Sis, boom, blah: TLC's 'Cheer Perfection' is a sad look at the mental games adults play in their drive to get daughters to succeed". The New York Daily News. December 19, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Review: "Cheer Perfection"". Variety. December 18, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  25. ^ "'Cheer Perfection' on TLC review: It's ordinary". Newsday. December 18, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Cheer Perfection". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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