“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller gets new Lifetime dance-competition show

Dance Moms fans, if you’re wondering what you’re going to do when Season 2 wraps up this fall, Lifetime just provided the answer. And it’s a doozy.

The network has picked up a 10-episode run of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, in which our favorite dance-teaching diva Abby Lee Miller will join Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and dancer/choreographer Richard Jackson in choosing one of the country’s most talented young dancers to receive a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.

(Yes, my fellow Chloe Lukasiak fans, I know what you’re thinking, because I’m thinking it, too.)

If you’re wondering how dance moms will fit into the new series — for Abby isn’t Abby unless she’s yelling at the mamas — they’ll serve as their children’s coaches, making decisions about training, costumes, music and choreography, while fending off the wrath of the judges and the other moms.

Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition will follow the journey of the dozen young competitors — boys and girls aged 6-13 — as they learn new routines, compete in skills tests and perform before Miller, Antin, Jackson and a live audience at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. One dancer/mom combo will be sent packing each week, until just two face off  a finale showdown for the life-changing prizes.

No premiere date has been announced.

A new episode of Dance Moms premieres Tuesday night at 9/8CT. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at Abby Lee on the Aug. 12 episode of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva.

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  1. I hope this new series quenches my thirst to see the girls dance. i really just want to see another dance moms regualr season! most shows go like 5 seasons!this new series better be goood….

  2. i think they should have this show because me and the other fellow dancemom fans love them and we dont no what we would do without them so they should have them if you dont like it dont we danceMoms fans love them thee fierce !!!

  3. I would rather be shot in the face at close range by a cannon than watch another Abbe Miller show. I love Chloe, but the “Abbe abuse” is just too much to watch. Who died and made that woman the expert of dance? Lifetime has gone to hell in a hand cart.

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