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What to Watch on Monday: A high profile crime and family drama on 'Major Crimes'

Breaking Pointe (9pm, CW) - A foot infection slows Ronnie down and Rex begins to see improvement with his torn tendon (reminder: this is the ballet docudrama).

First Comes Love (9pm, HBO) - Filmmaker Nina Davenport chronicles her journey to motherhood as a single forty something in New York City with help from her friends, including a gay man who becomes her sperm donor. During this time, Davenport must also deal with the death of her mother.

Major Crimes (9pm, TNT) - A young Latino man is found dead at the home of an award-winning swimming coach in a case that is relentlessly covered by the media. Meanwhile, Flynn (Tony Denison, right) faces an emotional dilemma on the eve of his daughter's wedding, and Kris' mother discusses her concerns with Raydor.

The Will: Family Secrets Revealed (9pm, Discovery Health) - This actually isn't a new episode, but it's locally relevant. The death of Doris Duke (1912-1993) kicks off a clash involving heir Bernard Lafferty (her butler) and her friend, Dr. Harry Demopolous.

Longmire (10pm, A&E) - I don't know where Longmire went last week, but I'm glad he's back. This week, Walt investigates an explosion that occurs on the reservation, while Branch reconnects with Cady.

Teen Wolf (10pm, MTV) - Allison becomes suspicious of someone close to her.

Mistresses (10pm, ABC) - Joss and Savi's free-spirited mom makes a surprise visit, and family tensions surface.

Siberia (10pm, NBC) - A mysterious light appears in the Siberian night sky and seems to alter the intimate relationships that the contestants are beginning to form. At the same time, Sam offers Dian advice on his love life, and Natalie sends mixed messages to Anne-Marie.

"Breaking Pointe" shows ballet isn't for the faint of heart

With most workplace reality shows, there's really nothing at stake. The drama is for drama's sake and the viewer's amusement.

That's not true in "Breaking Pointe" (8 tonight, CW), a six-episode series that follows the Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West. In the first episodes we not only meet the dancers, we meet them during the week when they are -- or are not -- being offered year-long contracts. And one gets cut. There are real consequences here.

After all, these are talented people trying to make a life in a profession that's as difficult to get entry into as the NFL. And, as the show points, out, the dancers are as athletic as football playesr, and punish and push their bodies like them too.

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