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Tony Robbins' Show Pulled After Two Episodes

by Audrey Fine, posted Aug 4th 2010 5:35PM
Tony RobbinsBetcha self-help guru Tony Robbins could use some positive affirmation right about now -- NBC has yanked his reality show from its summer lineup after only two airings.

According to the LiveFeed, 'Breakthrough with Tony Robbins,' which garnered a paltry 0.7 rating in its targeted adult demo last night, will be replaced by repeats of the Guy Fieri-hosted game show 'Minute to Win It.' The peacock net has kept mum as to whether the four other episodes they have in the can will be available for online viewing.

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Spitting Outside Restaurant Gets Unemployed Man Fired on 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 3rd 2010 10:30PM
The combination of the current recession in America plus reality shows is ... certainly an intriguing one. On 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC), we get to see a man who has been given a second chance at life. Ron Stegner has lost his job, and all his life savings. Now, self-help guru Tony Robbins gives Ron an opportunity to get a new job in a restaurant. But is what happens on the show really fair?

Ron hasn't worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years. And on his first day on the job, while running a routine check, he spits on the sidewalk (while politely covering it up with his clipboard). Instantly, the manager appears outside to yell at him, telling Ron that this is a multi-million dollar restaurant, and he can't do such a thing. Then, Ron is fired by Willie Degal, the restaurant boss.

Um? Okay. Yes, spitting on the sidewalk is gross, but is it an instantaneously being-fired-worthy offense?

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A Paralyzed Man Finds Freedom on 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 27th 2010 11:00PM
A Paralyzed Man Finds Freedom on 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins'Frank Alioto lost the use of his limbs on his wedding night. It's a truly sad story. To celebrate his marriage to his wife Kristen, Frank jumped into a swimming pool. But by doing that, he got injured -- and instantly became a quadriplegic.

Now, on 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC), life coach Tony Robbins tries to help Frank recapture a measure of his former happiness. "Life can be rich, regardless of what's happened to us on the outside," Tony says. But how do you help a quadriplegic man feel "free" again?

The answer ... skydiving. Tony puts Frank and his wife in a helicopter, and then has them jump through thousands of feet of air. It's a beautiful moment, and it brings Frank some joy. Initially, he's frightened, but then he calls the experience "extremely powerful." "It was the freest I'd felt since being told I was paralyzed," he adds.

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The Show Girl Talks 'Covert Affairs,' Shark Week & Tony Robbins (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 9th 2010 10:00AM
'Covert Affairs' stars Chris Gorham & Piper PeraboAre you still looking for a sexy new summer TV show? Let me officially recommend 'Covert Affairs.' It's fun and 'Alias'-ish with a pretty impressive cast. Not enough? Let stars Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham sell you on it then.

If your tastes lean more toward the feel-good uplifting kind of shows, self-help guru Tony Robbins will motivate you to watch his new specials 'Breakthrough with Tony Robbins' because, in his words, it isn't "namby-pamby B.S." (In my words, the man takes everyone to Fiji to relax and refocus. Where do I volunteer?) I also have a TV event that, at this point, needs very little promotion: Shark Week! What can I say, I'm a fan.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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NBC to Premiere 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins' This July

by Rich Keller, posted Jun 2nd 2010 10:40AM
NBC will offer up 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins' starting in JulyNBC has added another self-help reality series to its summer lineup.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Breakthrough With Tony Robbins,' starring motivational guru Tony Robbins, will premiere Tue., Jul. 27 at 8PM, in the timeslot currently held by 'Losing It With Jillian.'

The program, which has been on NBC's development block for quite some time, will feature Robbins and his team as they help participants and their families improve their lives and overcome seemingly dauntless challenges in order to redesign their future.

According to Paul Telegdy, the Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming at NBC, the series will offer complete life transformations to people who deserve a brand new start.

The six-episode series is being produced by Reveille, which also produces 'The Biggest Loser.'

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