Lifetime has ordered not one but two shows related to its reality hit Dance Moms, one set in Miami and one that follows kids who ice skate and their parents.
Last week, the network announced that it had picked up six episodes of Dance Moms: Miami, which is set at the Stars Dance Studio, with the Abby Lee Miller role being apparently filled by Victor Smalley and Angel Armas. In a press release, the network called them people who are “fiercely dedicate their lives to their craft” and “expect the same from both their young and impressionable students and their equally passionate mothers.”
Today, the network announced that it is developing Ice Moms, which will focus on figure skating coaches Laurie Vigilante and Adam Schmidt in Dearborn, Mich., who the network says “dutifully rule the rink and train their students who aspire to become champion skaters” and “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.”
All three shows are produced by Collins Avenue. And all two new shows will likely join Dance Moms in exploiting and abusing their child stars.