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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 27, 2010
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Self-help guru Tony Robbins is coming to NBC. This reality series is set to be a transformational-style program in the tradition of The Biggest Loser.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Game Show
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    It's an upbeat, glass-half-full hour with some tough love from Tony, who also dispenses sound couples therapy advice. But the hour also feels facile, and rushed.
  2. Breakthrough fulfills the fantasy that a team of miracle workers--with limitless budgets and resources--can come through for a stranger with a dramatic rescue package.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    The inspiration can be heavy-handed, but how can you not feel for the couple?
  4. Although Robbins delivers on his promise in one feel-good scene after another, there's little here to indicate that the joy and freedom will remain after the production crew packs up.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    These situations are undeniably emotional, and the Stegners' situation is certainly relatable. Yet that very authenticity is what makes Breakthrough aggravating--presenting, as it does, serious hardships before addressing them with the depth of a Hallmark card.
  6. At first these actions, which feel extreme, seem to have little relation to the problems at hand. It soon becomes clear, however, that they do. As he promises, Robbins is attacking deeper problems, not symptoms, and as with any good infomercial, the results look compelling on the screen.
  7. Easily the worst of the bunch--in fact, there's a good argument to be made that it's one of the most atrocious TV shows of all time--is NBC's Breakthrough with Tony Robbins.

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