Now, the word premiere obviously just means "for the first time", so technically there is nothing wrong with them using it in their previews. However, I think it also led numerous TV viewers to believe that 'Cheer Perfection' was going to be a new series.
Lots of you wrote in and asked me if this was the case. From what I can determine, from TLC's press site, as well as extensive online searches, 'Cheer Perfection' was not designed to be a series. It has always been a special.
Which is fine of course, except for the fact that the very layout of the show screams series. Set up in a way that is more similar to 'Dance Moms' than 'Toddlers & Tiaras', this show is edited to make you wonder what will happen to the children next. Will Torann pay attention? Will Brooke's back heal properly? Will these moms ever stop fighting?
In 'Toddlers & Tiaras' there is a sense of completion at the end of each episode. The pageants themselves allow for this.We see a full cycle: preparation, practice, and performance. If 'Toddlers & Tiaras' was a special it would make much more sense than this one-time episode of 'Cheer Perfection'.
This special only gave us a tiny glimpse of each child's personality (and a bit more than a glimpse of the mothers' rivalries). It seemed like a set-up for a series. Which makes me wonder if more episodes of 'Cheer Perfection' may be coming our way after all. My guess is it all depends on the number of viewers this special drew in.
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