“Dance Moms” diva Abby Lee Miller to guest on “Drop Dead Diva”

Lori Acken

Wonder what Abby Lee Miller does with her downtime when she’s not filming Dance Moms or terrorizing kiddies at her Pittsburgh dance studio? She’s prepping to get her thespian on in another Lifetime show!

The network is reporting that Miller will make her official acting debut in an officially scripted series — well sort of — when she plays herself in an episode of its popular dramedy Drop Dead Diva.

* UPDATE: Abby Lee will appear on Drop Dead Diva August 12!

Miller has been tapped to serve as an expert witness in a case in which attorney Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott) — who is really physically expired model Deb Dobkins on the inside — defends Deb’s dance-instructor mother Bobbi Dobkins (Sharon Lawrence) against charges that she injured one of her students via roughshod teaching techniques.

Watch for the Dance Moms diva to make her Drop Dead Diva debut in late summer.

Dance Moms returns with new episodes of its second season in early June. Drop Dead Diva returns for a fourth season June 3.

Photo credit: Scott Gries/Lifetime

 

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