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[04/15/14 - 12:10 PM]
Abby Lee Miller to Make Over Struggling Dance Studios in New Series "Abby's Studio Rescue," Premiering June 17
Each week, the show follows Abby as she dishes her tough love and no-nonsense advice while giving dance studios a second chance to finally bring home the gold.

[08/06/13 - 10:24 AM]
"Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," Season Two Debuts September 3 on Lifetime
Abby Lee Miller, Rachelle Rak and Richard "Richy" Jackson will serve as judges for the show's sophomore run.

[01/10/13 - 10:01 AM]
Lifetime Appoints Two Programming Executives to Vice President Rank
Kimberly Chessler, who's responsible for the development and production on "Dance Moms," has been named Vice President, Reality Programming.

[12/18/12 - 11:31 AM]
Lifetime to Post Strongest Year-on-Year Growth Among Key Demos in 10+ Years
Lifetime spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/12 - 09:57 AM]
Lifetime Names Winner of "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition"
Said victor claims a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.

[11/29/12 - 09:26 AM]
Viewership for Lifetime Continues to Grow
Lifetime spins the numbers for the year to date.

[09/06/12 - 10:14 AM]
"Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" to Premiere Tuesday, October 9 on Lifetime
Plus: look for a pair of "Dance Moms" reunion specials on Tuesday, September 18 and September 25.

[08/06/12 - 11:10 AM]
Lifetime Picks Up "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition"
Robin Antin, Richard Jackson and Abby Lee Miller of "Dance Moms" will serve as judges on the series.







ABBY'S ULTIMATE DANCE COMPETITION (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/9/12 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (12 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 11/19/13; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2013) The second season of Lifetime's popular series, Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (#AbbysUltimate) is set to come back bigger and better than ever on Tuesday, September 3, at 9:00pm PT/ET with new contestants and moms, unexpected twists, fierce challenges and more of the dance instructor everyone loves to hate, Abby Lee Miller. With 11 of the country's most promising young dancers selected from more than 1,000 national title holders, this season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition will reach a fever pitch while a new cluster of mothers brings an entirely new meaning to the term "stage mom" as their children put everything on the line for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancers Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Throughout the 12-episode season, each dancer will learn new routines and compete in a number of challenges designed to test their skills while performing before judges Miller, Broadway star Rachelle Rak (Fosse, Cats and Catch Me If You Can), celebrity choreographer Richard "Richy" Jackson (Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night") and a live audience. Along the way, each competitor's mother will play an integral part in the competition as they make critical make-or-break decisions on training, costumes, music and choreography for their child while building their list of "frenemies" among the group of intensely competitive parents.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abby Lee Miller as Judge
· Kevin Mano as Host
· Rachelle Rak as Judge (Season 2- )
· Richard "Richy" Jackson as Judge
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Robin Antin as Judge (Season 1)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Abby Lee Miller as EP
· Adam Vetri as CO-EP
· Bryan Stinson as EP
· Gena McCarthy as EP (Lifetime)
· Jeff Collins as EP
· John Corella as CO-EP
· Kimberly Chessler as EP (Lifetime)
· Michael Hammond as EP
· Rob Sharenow as EP (Lifetime)
· Sandi Johnson as EP
· Toby Faulkner as EP (Lifetime)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Collins Avenue