• UPDATE: The premiere of Abby’s Studio Rescue has been moved to June 24 at 9/8CT on Lifetime.
While it’s fairly common knowledge that Pittsburgh dance coach and studio owner Abby Lee Miller conceived her Lifetime reality hit Dance Moms as a means of climbing out of debt after filing for bankruptcy in December 2010, she’s getting ready to give other dance studio owners on-camera business advice in the new Lifetime reality show Abby’s Studio Rescue, which will premiere June 24 at 9pm ET/PT.
According to a Lifetime press release, the seven-episode series — from the folks who brought you Dance Moms and Hell’s Kitchen — will feature Miller crisscrossing the country to salvage struggling dance studios.
“A studio owner since 1980, Abby knows running a business can be full of challenges and she is ready to give them the tools they need to take their studios and dancers to the next level,” the release reads. “Whether it’s fine-tuning choreography, finding the right staff, scheduling classes, tweaking dances, dealing with overbearing moms or even renovating the studio space, Abby’s Studio Rescue will help them all raise the bar.”
There has been no official word on what Abby’s Studio Rescue might mean for the second half of Dance Moms Season 4 — or the future of the show in general — in the wake of the recent legal brouhaha between Miller and former cast member Kelly Hyland.
Miller previously spun off her brand successfully with Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition while Dance Moms was between seasons.
Abby’s Studio Rescue premieres June 24 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
Lifetime photo by Scott Gries.