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Reality TV

When Does Dance Moms Return? And What’s With the Cats?

Neither fraud conviction nor Ziegler defection nor — well, we guess, much of anything — can keep Abby Lee Miller and her reality show off of Lifetime. Yes, people, Dance Moms will return for the second half of its sixth season on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9/8CT. Though Miller could be sentenced to up to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud (she learns her fate on Oct. 11), the show must apparently go on. No. Matter. What. And with star sisters Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler and their Abby-acolyte mom Melissa off to greener pastures, and hair-bow-loving spitfire — and frequent Miller target — […]

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Interview

Host Jai Rodriguez previews the Dance Moms Season 6 reunion specials

After last week’s heated, tear-stained Dance Moms Season 6 finale saw Maddie and Mackenzie Zeigler and their mom Melissa Gisoni bid farewell to the ALDC and the series, the trio and their costars return for the first of a trio of reunion-style specials Tuesday, May 10 at 9/8CT. • RELATED: Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler talks So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation Hello and Goodbye — hosted by former Queer Eye star Jai Rodriguez — will follow the trio’s last days with the team, rehash Season 6 drama and feature a performance by the junior elite team. The moms also get the chance […]

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Competition

When to watch Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler’s final Dance Moms episodes

It’s the end of an era, Dance Moms fans. Tonight’s Season 6 finale (possibly the series finale, as well) marks the final regular-episode appearance of the series’ breakout star Maddie Ziegler, her little sister Mackenzie and their oft put-upon mother Melissa Gisoni. • RELATED: We talk So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation with new judge Maddie Ziegler! The finale, aptly titled One Last Dance, sees the Ziegler sisters taking part in their final competition as members of the Abby Lee Dance Company. But Abby’s hardly feeling sentimental toward her longtime favorites. Or at least one of them. She […]

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Competition

“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler talks “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation”

When So You Think You Can Dance returns on Memorial Day, look for a SYTYCD superfan next to Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo at the judges’ table. Thirteen-year-old Dance Moms standout Maddie Ziegler joins the long-running FOX hit as it welcomes its first season of ultra-talented child dancers. • RELATED: When to catch Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler’s final Dance Moms appearances Dubbed “The Next Generation,” Season 13 features kids between the ages of 8-13 displaying their chops in a variety of dance styles while hoping to score a spot at “The Academy.” There, the field will narrow to […]

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Competition

Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms joins So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation

So is Abby Lee Miller proud … or jelly? (And what does this mean for Dance Moms?) FOX announced today that the Lifetime reality show’s breakout star Maddie Ziegler will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation — which premieres Monday, May 30, at 9/8CT on FOX — features multi-talented dancers between the ages of 8-13 strutting their stuff in a variety of dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation or breakdancing. And since she’s been there, done that for […]

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Competition

A win for Abby Lee: Dance Moms Season 6 premieres January 5 on Lifetime

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 […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms indicted for bankruptcy fraud

Careful what you wish for, Abby Lee Miller. You might just get it — and more. Or less. According to the Pittburgh Post Gazette, The Dance Moms hellion parlayed income from her growing notoriety on the Lifetime reality trainwreck into a healthy windfall she then tried to hide from bankruptcy court, following the reorganization plan she filed on behalf of her Pennsylvania-based Abby Lee Dance Co. in December 2010. And it wasn’t an oopsie. Miller, 50, allegedly created back accounts specifically to keep the money a secret and ordered others to do the same. (You can read the Department of Justice release about the case here.) […]

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Competition

Dance Moms Season 5 finale recap: Would you like seconds?

OK, so I didn’t quite get to last week’s recap either. Press tour — the near-fatal summer (and winter) camp for television critics. It’s kinda the same thing every day and you’re lucky to make it out alive at the bitter end. Kind of like recapping a season of Dance Moms. OK, recapping of a season of Dance Moms is worse. At least they feed us and sometimes the drinks are free at TCA. But anyway, let’s wrap this sucker up, shall we? So Nationals week is here, so is Jeanette and her team from the Broadway Dance Academy — even […]

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Dance Moms Season 5 episode 26 recap: Babies, bats and unruly hats …

Mama’s home, boys and girls! And since I was away for so long, I want everyone to hit up the comments section and tell me the best thing and the worst thing about the two episodes I missed. Also, veteran readers, how about that John R. Kasich, Governor, running for president?! At least WE know who the guy is, anyway. Looks like we got us an intact ALDC LA while I was away, too. Jill’s so happy about it that she decides to do a cartwheel in a skirt, which allows the first screen capture of my return to feature […]

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Dance Moms Season 5 episode 23 recap: Chica Mica Meet Laquifa!

Welcome back to Discord Central, Dance Moms nation. Everyone recovered from all of the drama (bra-ma?) that went down at the end of last week’s episode? Good. Because this bad boy is nothing short of a snooze. We start out with a little confab among the girls in which they discuss whether Kalani is really gone for good and what is going on with Abby and the shout-fest that was last week’s competition. Meanwhile, the Moms are in the Mom Closet talking about pretty much the same stuff. Bad feelings. Bad feelings abound. Let’s see if Gia has something reassuring […]