or


[01/28/08 - 10:17 AM]
Lifetime Television Announces First Ever Dance Competition Series, 'Your Mama Don't Dance'
Premiering Friday, February 29, at 9PM (ET/PT), the eight week series is hosted by Ian Ziering and will feature three celebrity judges.

[via press release from Lifetime]

Lifetime Television Announces First Ever Dance Competition Series, 'Your Mama Don't Dance'

Who Says Your Mama Don't Dance and Your Daddy Don't Rock and Roll?

Lifetime's First Ever Dance Competition Series With a Twist, 'Your Mama Don't Dance,' Pairs Young Professional Dancers With a Parent, Who Must Learn to Work Together and Get in Sync, Emotionally and Physically, as They Vie to Win $100,000 in Cash and Prizes, Premiering Friday, February 29 at 9PM (ET/PT)

Hosted By Ian Ziering ('Dancing With The Stars'), Judges Will Select Two Teams Each Week for Elimination, Then it's Up to America to Vote for its Favorite Team

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 -- Lifetime Television launches its first ever dance competition series, "Your Mama Don't Dance," and turns the dance world upside down by teaming young professional dancers with one of their parents as they compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes. Premiering Friday, February 29, at 9PM (ET/PT), the eight week series is hosted by Ian Ziering ("Dancing with the Stars," "Beverly Hills, 90210") and will feature three celebrity judges.

"Your Mama Don't Dance" takes the typical "dance show" to a whole new level by exploring the sometimes love-hate but always complicated relationship between kids and their parents. These up-and-coming dancers will be counting on their parents to learn the moves to help them realize their dreams, while their parents will undoubtedly feel the pressure to work harder than ever to keep in step and not let their kids down. The series also gives the dancers and their parents the opportunity to see each other in new ways and maybe even strengthen their bonds.

Executive produced by live show veteran Bob Bain ("Billboard Music Awards," "Miss America," "Kids Choice Awards"), the new weekly series tapes in front of a live studio audience under the direction of Alan Carter ("Dance Wars"). The series concludes in a live finale show on Friday, April 18th.

In announcing the series, Susanne Daniels, President, Entertainment, Lifetime Networks, said, "'Your Mama Don't Dance' distinguishes itself from other dance competition shows because its point of view is truly unique. The relationships between the dancers and their parents will evolve during the eight weeks and it will be both heartwarming and heartbreaking -- with a lot of twists and unexpected turns along the way."

"This show is truly a testament to how far parents will go for their children," added Bain. "These parents are picking up their lives for ten weeks, leaving their friends and families at home to come to dance on national television with their kids. Most don't have any formal dance training whatsoever, so it is going to be really interesting to see how well they perform."

In "Your Mama Don't Dance," some of America's hottest dancers auditioned for a chance to be a part of a new dance competition show under the pseudonym "Dance Nation," but none had any idea what was in store. On January 26, 2008, contestants gathered at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles where they soon discovered shocking news -- that they would be competing with a partner and that their partner would be one of their parents! Flown in from all across the U.S., the adventurous moms and dads participated in the big surprise to their unsuspecting kids, to be revealed in the first two episodes of the series as the competition kicks off.

Now, five female dancers will be fox-trotting with their fathers while five male dancers will be doing the mambo with their mothers as they vie for praise from the judges and for America's votes. They must put aside their differences, not step on each other's toes and work together as a team to become the grand champions of "Your Mama Don't Dance."

Following the initial surprise meeting, the duos will have less than a month to learn and rehearse new dances together with the help of professional choreographers. Each week, the judges will put the two teams with the lowest scores on the chopping block, then it's up to America to determine which team stays in the competition via phone, text and online votes on myLifetime.com as monitored by the firm, Telescope Inc. The competition concludes on Friday, April 18th in a live finale extravaganza where the final three teams face off in front of the judges and America one last time. The winning team will be announced at the end of the show following a live vote.

As part of the series' launch, myLifetime.com will feature a show site for "Your Mama Don't Dance," that will include online voting, a sweepstakes, a new game challenging players to follow along to dance moves and an activity allowing visitors to customize their own pair of dancers with personal photos, music and costume selections.

The dancers participating in the series with their parents are:

Female Dancers & Their Fathers:

-- Noelle Croner (19, New York) & Doug Croner (52, Gilbertsville, PA)

-- Celia Merendi (23, New York) & Silvano Merendi (48, Miami, FL)

-- Nicole Niestemski (24, Los Angeles) & Michael Niestemski (48, Cerritos, CA)

-- Heather Phillips (22, New York) & Stephen Phillips (54, Philadelphia, PA)

-- Brooke Shephard (19, New York) & Eric Shephard (43, Columbus, OH)

Male Dancers & Their Mothers:

-- Jeremy Barthel (22, Los Angeles) & Doris Barthel (50, San Diego, CA)

-- Jesse Lewis (21, Los Angeles) & Rebecca Lewis (51, Birmingham, AL)

-- Dante Pueleio (31, New York) & Dolores Pueleio (51, East Brunswick, NJ)

-- Jonathan Silva (19, Los Angeles) & Rodilyn Woodbridge (39, Long Beach, CA)

-- Erick "E-Rock" Uphoff (20, Los Angeles) & Carol Uphoff (43, Chapel Hill, NC)

Ian Ziering is best known to television audiences for his role as Steve Sanders in the hit FOX series "Beverly Hills, 90210." Ziering participated in season four of the hit celebrity dance competition show, "Dancing with the Stars" where he made it to the semi-final round with his professional dancing partner Cheryl Burke. Following his stint on the show, Ziering hung up his dancing shoes to guest-star in Lifetime's comedic drama series, "Side Order of Life" where he had a three-episode arc alongside his former "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star, Jason Priestley. His other television credits include "JAG," "What I Like About You," "The Doctors" and "Guiding Light." He recently completed production on the films "Azteca" and "Step Seven."

"Your Mama Don't Dance" is produced by City Lights Television in association with Bob Bain Productions for Lifetime Television. Bob Bain ("Billboard Music Awards," "Miss America," "Kid's Choice Awards"), Dave Noll and Linda Lea ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy") serve as executive producers. Stephanie Chambers ("Bam's Unholy Union") is co-executive producer and Nate Green ("Dance Life") is supervising producer.

LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime Television
http://www.lifetimetv.com http://myLifetime.com





  [january 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BAM'S UNHOLY UNION (MTV)
· BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX)
· DANCE WAR: BRUNO VS. CARRIE ANN (ABC)
· DANCELIFE (MTV)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· JAG (CBS)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· SIDE ORDER OF LIFE (LIFETIME)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)
· YOUR MAMA DON'T DANCE (LIFETIME)





[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 02:59 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Haters Back Off"
All eight episodes of will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[06/24/16 - 02:08 PM]
TLC Brings Back "A Baby Story" in a Whole New Way
TLC reinvented "A Baby Story" by bringing a live birth to Facebook in an unprecedented event early this morning with "A Baby Story Live."

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.

[06/24/16 - 11:23 AM]
Video: HBO's "High Maintenance" Tease & Photo - Debuts this Fall
The half-hour comedy series follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city.

[06/24/16 - 11:08 AM]
James Earl Joins "Scream Queens" in the Series Regular Role of "Candy Striper"
Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Earl is one of the new male leads opposite recently announced Emmy Award nominee John Stamos and Taylor Lautner.

[06/24/16 - 10:51 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2016 Slate
The streaming service confirms dates for "The Mindy Project" (October 4), "Chance" (October 19), "Shut Eye" (December 7) and more!

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/24/16 - 08:32 AM]
Third Season of Emmy-Nominated Amazon Original Series "Annedroids" is Now Available on Prime Video
The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.

[06/24/16 - 08:23 AM]
Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit Tap Actor Anthony Anderson to Reveal "The Best Place To Be" in New Travel Channel Series
The series follows Hollywood's hottest A-List celebrities as they share the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee at their most favorite international destinations.

[06/24/16 - 07:30 AM]
VH1's Hit Series "Basketball Wives LA" Returns Sunday July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Returning cast members include Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell and Angel Brinks.

[06/24/16 - 07:19 AM]
NBA Superstar LeBron James and Business Partner Maverick Carter Draft a Winning Lineup for New CNBC Series "Cleveland Hustles"
The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for an investment to launch their own brick-and-mortar stores.

[06/23/16 - 05:44 PM]
CBS to Encore "American Gothic" Series Premiere This Sunday
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Elementary" at 10:00/9:00c.