Dance Moms

2011, TV Show


CBS Orders Reality Pilot From So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe

CBS is teaming with So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe.

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Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of TVGN's Mother of All Talent

Mother of All Talent

Move over, Dance Moms. There's a new type of stage mom coming to TV.

This Tuesday (at 8/7c), TVGN premieres the reality show Mother of All Talent. The eight-episode series follows mother-daughter casting agents Nikki and Lorri Tierney as they search for hot young talent in Staten Island.

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Jennifer Lawrence: "Junk Food and Reality TV" Are My Vices

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence , the world's most desirable woman, has a confession to make: she loves junk food.

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Lifetime Renews Dance Moms

Dance Moms

Lifetime has renewed its documentary series Dance Moms for a third season, the network announced Wednesday. The show will return next year with 26 new episodes.

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Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Lands New Lifetime Dance Competition Show

Abby Lee Miller

So you think your kid can dance? Lifetime has picked up the new reality series Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, starring Dance Moms instructor Abby Lee Miller, TV Guide Magazine has learned.  Miller will serve as lead judge, with Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and celebrity choreographer Richard Jackson (Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night") joining her at the judges' table.

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New Reality Show to Focus on "Extended Breast-Feeding," Other Extreme Parenting Techniques


The creator of Dance Moms is developing a new reality show that will document various forms of "extreme parenting," including breast-feeding children who are old enough to walk.

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Exclusive: Drop Dead Diva Snags Adam Harrington, Currie Graham

Adam Harrington, Currie Graham

Adam Harrington and Currie Graham will guest-star on Drop Dead Diva this season, has learned exclusively.

Harrington (The Secret Circle) will appear in the ninth episode as... read more

Lifetime Picks Up Miami-Set Dance Moms Spin-Off

Abby Lee Miller

Ready for even more Dance Moms?

Lifetime has ordered a spin-off of the competitive dance docu-series, Dance Moms: Miami, the network announced Tuesday.

The six-episode series will be based at... read more

Watercooler: Dance Moms-ster

Dance Moms

My God, why is this woman still yelling?

After avoiding most of the entire first season — the abrasive screaming lady in the promos scared the crap out of us here at the Watercooler — we decided to peek in on the second-season premiere of Lifetime's Dance Moms last night to see what was up. Turns out, some things you just can't unsee.

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Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller On Ranking Students and Dressing Them Sexily

Abby Lee Miller

Dance Moms (Wednesdays, 10/9c, Lifetime) has enough bickering to put Real Housewives to shame and enough questionable parenting to make Toddlers & Tiaras seem like Sesame Street in comparison. At its center: Abby Lee Miller, who runs the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh. Miller's "tough love" method of teaching features plenty of barking, scant praise (at least as far as what we're privy to, per the show's editing) and a pyramid, which she uses to rank her favorite students on a weekly basis. Viewers are, unsurprisingly, harrowed and riveted.

We spoke to Miller about the theatrics of her vocation and show, and to hear her tell it, the pyramid is made-for-TV invention. Peppering her speech with reminders about her and her studio's accomplishments, Miller told us about her background, the impetus for her toughness and why she wishes she could teach orphans...
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Premiered: July 13, 2011, on Lifetime
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A reality series following a competitive-dance instructor, her young students and their pushy moms.



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