"Breaking Pointe" is back on The CW and, as always, bringing the drama.
When last viewers saw the dancers of Salt Lake City's Ballet West, numerous personal relationships were on the line and some professional decisions up in the air. Monday's Season 2 debut (9 p.m.) quickly establishes that Chartiers Valley graduate Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton are no longer an item.
"It just didn't work out," she said.
Meanwhile, Ms. DeBona, 29, revealed, "I have come to realize that I probably didn't give Rex a real fair chance. I'm still in love with my ex-boyfriend ... Everybody knows him as 'the other guy.'
"I see a future with Jonathan. I see babies and a house. A marriage. With Rex, it always seemed day-to-day."
"I do love Allison, but I'm not in love with Allison," Mr. Tilton said.
On other fronts, it appears that young Beckanne Sisk is getting along better with the veterans and is still considered a threat. And soloist Ronnie Underwood, who was a big part of Season 1, is shown fracturing bones in his left foot during a performance of "Nutcracker" last winter.
He and the fabulously named Silver Barkes are platonically sharing a residence. They throw a party to kick off the new dance season, in which two newcomers are singled out by the filmmakers' cameras.
Josh Whitehead is an African-American dancer performing in a vastly white profession. He is, according to Mr. Tilton, "the ultimate hero story," a young man emerging from a childhood rooted in a tough neighborhood.
Then there is Zach Prentice, described by Ms. Sisk as "a gossip girl." He views another younger dancer, Ian Tanzer, as the competition and isn't happy when Mr. Tanzer appears to be sucking up to principal dancer Chris Ruud.
For his part, Mr. Tanzer says he has an advantage: He's better looking than Mr. Prentice. Ouch.
There's also a bunch of not-convincing drama at the party when Ms. Sisk appears preoccupied/flirty with everyone else and leaves new boyfriend, Chase O'Connell standing in the corner.
The episode concludes with Mr. Underwood going back to the doctor with an infected foot -- a graphic reminder that art is not pretty -- and being told that, worst-case scenario, he could lose it.
"Injuries are harsh," said Adam Sklute, the company's artistic director. "You either heal and get back on the stage, or you don't, and you've got to find something else to do."
• The CW's summer reality series, "Capture," debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m. Teams of two play a high-tech version of "capture the flag" during the course of one month, and commercials for the show make it look a lot like "The Hunger Games," without the bloodshed, of course.
Two Pittsburgh men comprise the green team, Antoine Burton and Kareem Dawson.
• Viewers got their first look at Grove City native and Pitt grad Christy Biberich on "Brother vs. Brother" (HGTV, Sundays at 10 p.m.) when the new home makeover show debuted earlier this week.
Teams of five experts -- ranging from real estate agents to architects -- are mentored by twins Drew and Jonathan Scott to see who can add the most value to properties in a just few days.
Ms. Biberich's Team Drew won the challenge. So Team Jonathan had to send home a perky woman whose specialty was interior design. After one episode, it's apparent that teams will always need people with technical skills: After all, someone has to take a sledge hammer to cabinets or redirect plumbing.
That means contestants such as Ms. Biberich, who does whole-house design and organization, must work especially hard to stand out.
• Turns out there's a local connection to "America's Got Talent" (NBC, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 p.m.) after all. Trey Richardson grew up in Pittsburgh and is part of the act SensEtion
They dance. They move around a light show of cubes. They have a good time. Hard to describe, really, but judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B liked them. Heidi Klum was the lone dissenter.
SensEtion is likely to appear on a live show from New York's Radio City Music Hall in mid-August.
Maria Sciullo: email@example.com or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG.