or


[01/26/12 - 12:12 PM]
Lifetime and Collins Avenue Developing New Docuseries "Ice Moms"
The series follows the Dearborn, Michigan-based figure skating coaching duo of Laurie Vigilante and Adam Schmidt.

[via press release from Lifetime]

LIFETIME AND COLLINS AVENUE DEVELOPING NEW DOCUSERIES "ICE MOMS"

Project from DANCE MOMS Partners to See if Coaches and Parents Can Break the Ice in Competitive Figure Skating

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 26, 2012) - Based on the growing popularity of their hit franchise Dance Moms, Lifetime and Collins Avenue are developing Ice Moms, a new docuseries about the world of competitive figure skating. The announcement was made today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming of Lifetime Networks.

The focal point of Ice Moms will be the Dearborn, Michigan-based figure skating coaching duo of Laurie Vigilante and Adam Schmidt, who dutifully rule the rink and train their students who aspire to become champion skaters. With a determined approach to get the very best results from their students, Vigilante and Schmidt often ruffle the feathers of parents who endure frigid relationships with the two coaches who demand from students and parents the practice, precision and perfection required to succeed in the hit sport.

"We've conquered the world of competitive dance with our hit Dance Moms and have great plans to expand the franchise to Miami," said Sharenow. "Now, we're bringing the format to the intensely competitive world of figure skating and revealing the explosive dynamic between the kids, parents and coaches who all want to be the best. We'll show all the blood, sweat and tears it takes to be a champion on ice."

Collins Avenue currently produces Lifetime's hit sensation Dance Moms, which follows children's early steps on the road to stardom and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow all under the discerning eyes of notoriously outspoken dance instructor Abby Lee Miller. Earlier this month the series returned for its second season with record viewership, having posted double and triple digit gains across key demographics versus its season one debut and became the program's most watched telecast ever with 2.5 million Total Viewers. With a median age of 37, including an average age of 31 for its season two return, Dance Moms is Lifetime's youngest skewing series. Since its July 2011 premiere, Dance Moms has been viewed by more than 60 million viewers across all platforms, including linear, online and VOD.

Recently, Lifetime picked up six hour-long episodes of Dance Moms: Miami, a new addition to the program's expanding franchise that will look behind the scenes at Miami-based Stars Dance Studio, where the school's owners and renowned contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas teach, train and choreograph a diverse group of talented girl and boy dancers as they strive to become the best in the sport of competitive dance and tomorrow's stars.

ABOUT COLLINS AVENUE

Collins Avenue is a premier reality programming producer located in Los Angeles. It works in partnership with Content Media Corporation, a publicly traded, global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes a significant library of film, television and digital assets. Collins Avenue is led by prolific reality producer Jeff Collins, who has executive produced such groundbreaking and popular shows as A&E Network's Billy The Exterminator and Animal Planet's American Stuffers.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime Television 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(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· DANCE MOMS (LIFETIME)
· DANCE MOMS: MIAMI (LIFETIME)
· ICE MOMS (LIFETIME)









[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.