Dance Moms demon Abby Lee Miller will judge her own competition series

Lifetime has given Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller her own competition series, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Robin Antin, the Pussycat Dolls founder who previously judged Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, will also judge this show, which will give $100,000 and a scholarship to a ballet school.

Abby Lee Miller is the awful woman who berates children and once had them dress and dance as nude showgirls in an episode that Lifetime pulled, because that, not the child abuse, was really offensive to the network.

Anyway, Lifetime says that “the intense on stage competition and stakes between dancers and mothers increase throughout the season,” which debuts this fall.

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