Another show joining the lists of cancelled shows of 2012 and renewed shows of 2012; in this case, a breakout hit for Sundance Channel, witha very interesting premise for empowerment. Sundance Channel renewed Push Girls for season two. Second season of the docu-reality is set to air in 2013, with a premiere date targeted towards spring although not yet announced.
Angela, Auti, Mia and Tiphany are best friends who, by accident or illness, have been paralyzed from the neck or the waist down. Angela is a down-to-earth, stunningly gorgeous model who has recently become separated from her husband. Auti, a dancer, rapper, actress and all-around powerhouse, is crossing her fingers that, at age 42, she can try for a baby with her husband. Reflective and pragmatic Mia is taking stock of her relationship with her able-bodied boyfriend; a onetime competitive swimmer, she is about to attempt to swim for the first time since high school. Flirty, wisecracking Tiphany is doing some deep soul-searching about her sexuality, settling down and finding her calling in life.
While facing modern social issues and everyday life challenges, Angela, Auti, Mia and Tiphany push themselves – and each other – to face life head-on and define it on their own terms. “Push Girls” is an uncensored glimpse into their surprising world – one that will shatter all expectations about what life in a wheelchair can be.
The news of Push Girls renewal comes on the verge of season one finale:
In the uplifting season finale entitled “Breaking Back In,” airing Monday, August 27th at 10pm on Sundance Channel Angela and Auti realize their dreams. Having struggled to get her modeling career back on track, Angela receives incredible news: Nordstrom wants to fly her to New York for a fashion shoot. But instead of taking Aunt Judy along to be her nurse, Angela wants her boyfriend, Cody, to bear that responsibility. Will blurring the line between love interest and caretaker hinder their relationship or bring them closer?
Meanwhile, Auti acted in an independent film and wants the upcoming premiere to be a celebration of all that she has worked for since her accident. To get this far she had to overcome not only her paralysis but also drug addiction and the death of her mother. If she can only reconnect with her father, it will all seem worth it. As the lights dim and the curtain rises, Auti and the rest of the Push Girls reflect on their unbreakable friendship.
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