So much for the theory that her recent spate of legal dramas might keep Abby Lee Miller and Lifetime apart. The network officially announced today that Miller’s reality fiasco Dance Moms will return for Season 6 in its usual Tuesday night time slot beginning Jan. 5, 2016.
According to Lifetime, the new season will focus on Miller’s Los Angeles studio and a new “Mini Elite Competition Team” tutored by the older girls — presumably Kendall, Mackenzie, Maddie, Nia, Kalani and JoJo — who are ordered to focus on nothing but dance.
Which is weird. Because I thought Miller had set her sights on being a talent manager with no equal and wanted “her girls” to become entertainment superstars. Some of them, anyway. If they made her money, too.
Apparently Abby’s real-life dramas (Yeah, I know. Everything is real-life drama in Abby land) will not be swept under the rug — or away from the cameras. The PR also teases this: “With Abby’s legal woes on the horizon, will the Abby Lee Dance Company be able to get back on top?”
And will Kelly and Christi be sitting in the courtroom with some popcorn and a thermos of Cosmos? I may or may not have heard one of them only partially joke that she is giving it some thought. The showing-up part, anyway.
If you’re wondering about Abby’s relationship with the remaining veteran moms, this might be a hint. Prior to the Dance Moms Season 6 premiere, Lifetime will air a new, hourlong No Moms Allowed special hosted by the conspicuously absent Jeff Collins, Executive Producer Superstar Disney’s Veronica Dunne and featuring the girls dancing, talking about the drama from last season and what’s in store for this season, and taking questions from fans. Nia will also perform her song “Slay.”
So then, Dance Moms nation? Are we watching? Are we not watching? If we are watching, should we seek some professional help for our disease? Are you happy to see the girls get another season, no matter what happens with Abby Lee? Should the girls get another season because of what happened with Abby Lee? What of this wee little dance team that made the promo photo over Abby’s longtime dancers? Let’s talk it out in the comments section below.
Dance Moms Season 6 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 9/8CT on Lifetime.