Lifetime Television Brings It on With New Reality Show 'Cheerleader Nation' Premiering Sunday, March 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- Taking viewers inside the
dizzying world of parenting teenage girls -- from rivalries, friendships,
boyfriends, acne, teachers, and wrong shoes, to competing for a national
athletic championship, Lifetime Television will premiere its new one-hour
reality series about the roller coaster relationship of mothers and daughters
on a high school cheerleading team in "Cheerleader Nation" premiering SUNDAY,
MARCH 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
"Cheerleader Nation" takes an inside look at Lexington Kentucky's Dunbar
High School cheerleading squad. Having already won two national championships,
they are now competing for the third -- a feat never achieved in the history
of the sport. They'll need to keep smiling through physical exhaustion, social
drama, demands they put on themselves, and the pressure set upon them by their
parents. Among the featured girls from Dunbar High is a genetically lucky girl
who seems to have it all; the rebel who wants to quit; the girl whose
football-loving father has adopted the team as his passion project; and the
freshman whose mother, also the squad's coach, has driven her since the age of
five to be the best cheerleader of them all.
In announcing "Cheerleader Nation," her first non-scripted series since
becoming President of Entertainment in September, Susanne Daniels said, "This
is a story about 23 girls -- and 23 sets of parents. Filled with all the humor
and heartbreak of adolescence, this series brings us into the lives of these
competitive adolescent girls as they and their mothers struggle together to
balance the difficult demands of high school. 'Cheerleader Nation' is as much
about parenting as it is about cheerleading. It's a perfect show for Lifetime
and we're delighted to work with Laurie Girion and Fox Television Studios on
this terrific project."
Executive produced by Laurie Girion ("Wickedly Perfect," "FM Nation") and
produced by Fox Television Studios for Lifetime Television.
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