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Make It or Break It

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 2009 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

A young gymnast with dreams of Olympic glory shakes up the status quo at a Colorado training facility.

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  • Make it or break it

    I love this show!! I think it's amazing!!!!
  • Well it's not the type of drama I usually see on ABC Family.

    Yes it does contain "the Drama" but it really doesn't compare to the shows I'm used to: The Beautiful People, Greek, Wildfire, even Kyle XY though that was about a guy. Make it Break it, to me does not make it among the Dramas on television today. It really doesn't pertain to an average audience and unless you're a teenage gymnast I don't think you'll care. While I was ready to write the show off as completely uninteresting the last five minutes actually left me intrigued; whether it was Lauren's devious plan or simply my own curiosity about the coach and what the girls are going to do now, I must admit I am curious and may be watching a few more episodes before I make up my mind.moreless
Peter Marr

Peter Marr


Guest Star

Jeanette Brox

Jeanette Brox


Guest Star

Anthony Starke

Anthony Starke

Steve Tanner

Recurring Role

Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen

Mark Keeler

Recurring Role

Rosa Blasi

Rosa Blasi

Ronnie Cruz

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Brett Cullen, who plays Payson's father, Mark Keeler, also played a tyrannical gymnastics coach in the 1997 TV movie Perfect Body.

  • QUOTES (13)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: Saturday, October 23, 2010 on E4/E4 HD

    • The show was originally called Perfect 10, but was changed to Make It or Break It.

    • Featured Music:
      -Leila - "To The Top" (Emily impresses on the floor)
      -Griffin House - "When the Time is Right" (while Emily is waiting for a ride)
      -Jordan McCoy - "Rockstar" (playing in Lauren's car when she pulls up to Kaylie's house)
      -Jupiter Rising - "Go!" (start of the competition)
      -Choklate - "Waitin'" (when Emily goes to set her own vaulting board)
      -Adrienne Pierce - "One Perfect Day" (Lauren screams at her dad and the girls leave)
      -Kevin Rudolf - "Let it Rock" (during the opening gymnastics montage at The Rock gym)
      -Kreesha Turner - "Passion" (while Lauren is on beam)
      -Sonny J - "Handsfree" (at the end of the first round of competition)


    • Kaylie: I'm a butterball! I'm turning into Mary-freaking-Lou!

      Marylou Retton, the 1984 Olympic All-Around Champion, had a short and stocky build which made her look "heavy" for a gymnast by her coaches.

    • Steven Tanner: She's the one they found on a playground?

      Emily Kmetko being "discovered" at a playground is a reference to famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci (the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics) being found on a playground doing cartwheels in kindergarten by legendary coach, Bela Karolyi.