Dance Moms is supposedly returning for another season, but it might not be anything like we’ve seen before, as Abby Lee Miller seems a little too interested in moving on from the junior elite team. This could be a terrible move for the teacher, her students and the show in general.
Tonight’s Dance Moms reunion was, as expected, full of drama. But while the usual catfights took center stage, even more of the intrigue centered around Abby Lee Miller’s future plans. The reality star has hinted at the possibility of ditching the show or, at least, ditching her beloved junior elite team. After all, as she’s quick to point out, most of the gals are no longer able to compete at the junior level in competitions — they’re teenagers!
A whole new team?
While it’s true that Dance Moms could use a little freshening up, Abby’s hints at the reunion made it sound like she is considering the possibility of completely revamping the team that brought her so much fame. Knowing Abby, any new team would surely include golden child Maddie and her little sister Mack Z. Beyond that, it’s hard to say what will happen.
It’s no secret that Abby is not getting along with Nia and Kalani these days — and she certainly wasn’t afraid to trash JoJo (and her father) during the reunion. As such, it’s not hard to imagine Abby creating a new team largely based around the Ziegler children. Of course, knowing how much fans adore Nia and JoJo, this could be a ratings catastrophe.
Dance Moms fans clearly do not like the idea of a new junior elite team. Many panicked at the mere thought of saying goodbye to their favorites. Several fans expressed their desire for more from the current team on Twitter.
It’s hard to say what’s going through that crazy head of Abby’s, but clearly she’s had enough of the current setup. If nothing else, fans can expect to see at least one new dancer join the ranks for the next season of Dance Moms, as rumors indicate that Lifetime is on the hunt for a new reality star. Whether that newbie will join a teenage version of the junior elite team or a completely different group of dancers remains to be seen.