Lifetime Confirms: ‘Dance Moms’ Has Been Officially Cancelled


It’s the end of an era: Dance Moms will end its run next month.

Lifetime confirmed the long-running reality show’s cancellation to International Business Times.

Over the past few weeks, cast members had been hinting that the show would end after its current season finishes airing, but this is the first time the network has confirmed the cancellation.

The site reports that the series final episode of ‘Dance Moms’ will air on Tuesday, October 31, but two specials will air in addition to the regular episodes.

Season 7B is currently airing on Lifetime. As ‘Dance Moms’ fans know, the show’s original star, Abby Lee Miller, is serving time in a California prisonDancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke has replaced her as the show’s teacher and choreographer.

Cheryl recently told Us Weekly that it was tough taking over for the famously brash Abby.

 “There were a lot of tears, anger and insecurity,” Cheryl told the magazine. “It was shocking to me. I couldn’t believe these beautiful girls that have zero confidence. That’s not the way to live life. [The girls] said they’d been traumatized by Abby and her teaching methods. That’s a shame because with teenagers it’s so important to mentor them.”

Earlier this week, original cast member Nia Sioux told Teen Vogue that she is leaving the show.

“It’s crazy to see how far it’s come and how much I’ve been through. I was just like, ‘I’m 16 now, I’m growing up, the show has been a great platform, but it’s time to move on,'” she told the magazine. “During the show, I couldn’t take all the opportunities that I wanted to, and now since I’m off the show I’m getting to do what I want to do,” she told the site.

‘Dance Mom’s premiered on Lifetime in July 2011 and has run for seven seasons. New episodes are currently airing on Lifetime.

(Photo: Lifetime)

12 Responses

  1. nooooo best show on the air was dance moms watching these girls dance and grow girls everywher the chance to follw there dreams

  2. The shows probably cancelling because of what the Elite teenagers Last Dance was horrible and trashy. I like the show but I’m glad it’s going to go off the air because I’m afraid of millions and millions of children seeing them dance like that again. Hopefully when Abby gets out of jail she can the show can come back when and the two many moms and Bren can go back on the air and should beautiful dancing not cheap dancing that demoralizes young teens!!

  3. I have been watching dance mom’s since very start and has really enjoyed it but I just want to make a point about Abby, she is real and tough when it comes to dancing I just don’t get if the moms thinks Abby is so mean and disrespectful to there kids why in the world would you keep bringing your kids back to a place that they get yelled at all the time so on that point you can’t put all that on Abby STOP going and find another dance studio , JUST SAYING, but hate to see the show end this way though

  4. I have been watching this show sense it started its time for the girls to move on with there lives sense Abbey is in prison enough of the mama drama

  5. Although i do agree this show has run its course, it’s bitter sweet. This show started when I was a brand spanking new mother for the 1st time. I was stuck in my bedroom breastfeeding my kid and I came across this show. Having danced competitively as I kid, I was drawn to it. Being sleep deprived with a new baby, it became my escape. I will miss it,but it’s time for it to end.

    1. I loved it for the first few seasons. Abby was harsh but really good. It was amazing to watch the girls win all of those dance contests. Maddie was amazing too. Those kids are so talented. I guess cancelling the show now that Abby is in prison makes sense.

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