It’s still a few weeks before the Dance Moms Season 4 premiere episode “Welcome Back … Now Don’t Get Too Comfy,” but Lifetime has offered up a sneak peek at what it calls the “Top 3 Moments from Season 4.”
It’s hard to imagine they are anything remotely close, but just in case — here you go:
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that when the competition team members and their mothers reconvene at the ALDC, Payton and Leslie Ackerman are among them — even after Leslie’s and Christi’s New Orleans street brawl in the Season 3 finale.
Well, she’s back until Abby tells her to shut up about something or other and Les becomes what I suspect is the first, but oh so far from the last, mom to announce “I’m done!” — which qualifies as Top Moment #1. If a mom announcing she’s done is the pinnacle of Dance Moms drama, we would have flamed out a long time ago, so forgive me if I don’t buy it. At least, I hope not. I’ve become accustomed to boob flashing and thrown drinks and purse-whacking, and I’m not about to turn back now.
Moment #2 is the launch of the nationwide auditions Abby warned the Pitt Crew she was holding to breathe some new life into the team. I think I recognize one of the dads in the clip as Mickey, father of Gino from the Candy Apples parade of ringers, but I’m not completely sure. Opinions, those of you more observant than I?
Moment #3 is that basically Abby feels the same way she always has about her dancers. Too distracted for dance (Brooke, who also gets a “big break” in the premiere when she sings with country music warbler/actress Jana Kramer). Working harder and advancing faster than everyone else (Maddie). Rule breaker (Chloe). You get the drift.
Before the Season 4 premiere, Lifetime will air a new Dance Moms special “Guess Who is Coming to the Dance?” in which we catch up with everyone (someone has a boyfriend!), the girls do new dances and Abby reveals another big surprise and Brooke debuts a new song.
Dance Moms: Guess Who is Coming to the Dance premieres Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 8/7 CT on Lifetime.
The Dance Moms Season 4 premiere: “Welcome Back…Now Don’t Get Too Comfy,” premieres Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 9/8 CT on Lifetime.