Despite Lifetime confirming that there will be a season 7 of the hit dancing reality competition “Dance Moms,” there are speculations swirling in the rumor mill that the franchise may be cancelled.
According to reports, viewers may not see coach Abby Lee Miller in the future installment since she is facing a bankruptcy fraud case. Apparently, the network may let go of their resident dance instructor as she reportedly pleaded guilty to hiding $775,000 of her income and admitted that she brought back over $10,000 worth of Australian currency in 2014.
What added to the assumption that the series may get axed is that its original cast members are not returning to the set. These include the Ziegler sisters, Maddie and Mackenzie, fellow teammate Chloe Lukasiak and star dancer Nia Sioux previously mused that she may not come back to explore better opportunities.
Although fans are hoping that Maddie may have a special guest appearance, the 13-year-old dancer is deemed to have a lot on her plate as of the moment. Aside from being one of the judges of “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” she also has a role in the film “The Book of Henry.” Moreover, she will be joining pop singer Sia on her upcoming music tour.
Since there is no official statement from either Miller or the other producers, available information about the rumored cancellation should be taken with a grain of salt.
The official “Dance Moms” Twitter account recently revealed the trailer for the new run featuring two adults getting into a huge fight in front of the children and the rest of the mothers.
The clip starts with Miller saying, “This season, things are going to be different” followed by the words, “Sometimes, it takes tiny feet to fill in big shoes,” flashing on the screen. During one of their rehearsals, the coach says that an integral part of the team is absent, she then asks, “Who is going to be the next Maddie?”
New episodes of “Dance Moms” season 6 air every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.