Dance Moms: Abby’s Virtual Dance Off has left the stage.
Lifetime has cancelled its Dance Moms spinoff series ahead of its planned June premiere, Cancelled Soon TV has confirmed.
The decision to axe the series comes after racist remarks made by the titular host to a Dance Moms’ competitor.
Adriana Smith, the mother of Dance Moms Season 8 competitor Kamryn, said on social media:
“A statement from her that sticks in my mind to this day during my time on DMS8 is ‘I know you grew up in the HOOD with only a box of 8 crayons, but I grew up in the Country Club with a box of 64 — don’t be stupid,’”
Miller responded on social media:
— Abby Lee Miller (@Abby_Lee_Miller) June 4, 2020
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About Dance Moms: Abby’s Virtual Dance Off TV Show
Lifetime continues to be there for fans to keep their spirits up and feet moving with a twelve episode order of new series Dance Moms: Abby's Virtual Dance Off. In each self-contained episode, Abby Lee Miller invites dancers from across the country to submit their best moves and footwork to see who has what it takes to impress her enough to be named "The Abby Dancer."
"More than ever, our audiences need those familiar faces they love, and with the explosion of people filming their dance moves to be shared, Abby's Virtual Dance Off provides us the opportunity to bring some of the most talented dancers to the forefront on television," said Gena McCarthy, EVP Unscripted Development and Programming, Lifetime and Head of Programming, FYI.
Who says you need a big shiny stage to show off your skills? On Abby's Virtual Dance Off, kids from across the country will showoff their best dance moves from the comfort of their own homes! A hip-hop routine in the kitchen or a ballet recital in the backyard - anything goes! In each episode, Abby will critique and judge each self-submitted performance and will Skype the winner to reveal who will dance off with the coveted title of "The Abby Dancer."
Dance Moms: Abby's Virtual Dance Off is produced by the Six West MediaTM group in association with Mother Media Group and No More Tears. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Allie Breslin serve as executive producers for the Six West MediaTM group. Kim Chessler and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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