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Make It or Break It: Season 1 (2009-2010)




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The first season of this drama series inspired by 2006 film "Stick It" follows the lives of teen gymnasts who strive to make it to the 2012 Olympics. Rookie Emily Kmetko (Chelsea Hobbs) begins learning gymnastics at The Rock, where best friends and teammates Payson Keeler (Ayla Kell), Kaylie Cruz (Josie Loren) and Lauren Tanner (Cassie Scerbo) have trained for years. The girls face a big setback when their head coach Marty Walsh (Erik Palladino) transfers, along with Lauren and several top gymnasts, to The Rock's rival gym, after being blackmailed by Lauren's father, Steve Tanner (Anthony Starke). Marty's replacement, former Olympic champion Sasha Belov (Neil Jackson), soon creates conflict with his strict coaching style, as the girls attempt to balance the demands of being top athletes with the teen temptations of partying and boys. Tensions are high as Nationals approaches, when secrets are revealed that endanger everything the gymnasts have worked so hard to achieve.


Chelsea Hobbs
as Emily Kmetko
Ayla Kell
as Payson Keeler
Josie Loren
as Kaylie Cruz
Cassandra Scerbo
as Lauren Tanner
Zachary Abel
as Carter Anderson
Peri Gilpin
as Kim Keeler
Candace Cameron Bure
as Summer Van Horne
Erik Palladino
as Marty Walsh
Neil Jackson
as Sasha Beloff
Johnny Pacar
as Damon Young
Cody Longo
as Nicky Russo
Nicole Anderson
as Kelly Parker
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Critic Reviews for Make It or Break It: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

The somersaults and airy leaps are mesmerizing at first. But in the end, "Make It or Break It'' falls flat.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Make It or Break It, a 10-episode drama set in the high-strung world of girls' gymnastics, makes itself compelling by the simple trick of understanding the fundamentals.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is relatively entertaining and its good enough to fit in among ABC Family's other shows... MIoBI has gymnastics. I'm thinking that'll be enough to get plenty of teens and young adults to tune in and the rest will watch for the drama.

December 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

MAKE IT OR BREAK IT is a true underdog tale with an appealing heroine in Emily.

December 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show is a somewhat silly hour-long diversion that tries to be both a soap opera and inspirational family drama - and succeeds at neither.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This season of Make It or Break It has been building up to some big moments, but last night's season finale delivered some big moments, including the aforementioned, and set us up for a killer season 2.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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