Lifetime is continuing the “Center Stage” franchise. Sixteen years after the first film was released in theaters, and nearly eight years after the “Turn It Up” sequel, the network is premiering “Center Stage: On Pointe” Saturday. Find out when and where to tune in below!
“Center Stage: On Pointe” follows contemporary ballet dancer Bella Parker (Nicole Muñoz), sister of “Center Stage: Turn It Up” character Kate Parker (Rachele Brooke Smith). When the American Ballet Company realizes they need a modern twist for their academy, they look to train and audition young dancers like Bella. After a six-week journey at the institute Bella must try out for the ABC, but will she be able to impress the judges?
Other big names in the film include original “Center Stage” actor Peter Gallagher, reviving his role as ABC’s Jonathan Reeves, and Sascha Radetsky as Charlie. Kenny Wormald, who played Tommy Anderson in “Turn It Up,” also stars. Notable newcomers include “Dance Moms” alum Chloe Lukasiak, playing ballerina prodigy Gwen Murphy, Maude Green as Allegra and Barton Cowperthwaite as Damon.
“Center Stage: On Pointe” premieres Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m. EDT, but those who can’t catch the movie’s debut will have another opportunity to watch. An encore airs Sunday at 12:02 a.m. At this time, there are no other TV listings available for the film.
Luckily for Lifetime viewers looking for a movie-filled weekend, there are two other made-for-TV movies premiering. “Full Out,” based on the story of gymnast Ariana Berlin’s comeback after her car accident, debuts Saturday at 10 p.m. “The Wrong Child” premiere closes out the weekend on Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT. The drama follows a married woman who discovers her husband has a secret son. Things make a turn for the worst when he turns out to be sociopath with a “penchant for murder.”
Those who are solely excited about catching “Center Stage: On Pointe” can check out several trailers and sneak peeks for the film. Watch the official trailer for “On Pointe” above and check out a clip of the young performers arriving to the ABC’s institute in the wilderness below: