Is Dance Moms coming to an end for Lifetime?
With Abby Lee Miller's legal troubles piling up and her potentially facing up to 30 months in prison, there really would not be much of a show without her.
Now, the star of the series, Abby, has taken to social media with a post that seems like subtle hint the show is coming to a close.
Miller captioned a video of her Junior Elite Competition Team winning first place in a manner that fueled this intense speculation.
“Years of my life, seven seasons on TV in 130 Countries."
"I did my best for Lifetime and gave my all to [Dance Moms]."
Miller's possible farewell statement continued, “Thank you for the many wonderful opportunities and the valuable lessons I learned.”
There is every possibility that Lifetime could be resting the show until Abby gets out of prison, but it would be difficult to get viewers back.
After such a long time away, and having already aired for so long, this could mark the natural end point for the hit series.
Recently, Lifetime opted to premiere Dance Moms Season 7 just one week after the conclusion of a lengthy Season 6.
Could this mean the network is burning the remaining episodes of the show off to be done with it once and for all?
Ratings are down quite a bit vs. the first few episodes of Season 6, and the network has been known to cut underperforming shows.
With Abby's ever growing legal troubles and her near certain jail sentence coming up, it seems like the end is really here for the show.
There's currently no confirmation about the episode count for Season 7, but the last few have spanned over 30.
Yes, that's too much, but watching Abby's ever changing favoritism for some of the girls is pretty fun to watch.
The moms go crazy, but would their children really be where they are without her?
Not a chance.
Miller was recently hit with federal charges for alleged bankruptcy charges, though it's unclear what punishment she will face at sentencing.
Abby Lee pleaded guilty in June.
That element of uncertainty further clouds the issue and makes it a lot more difficult to pinpoint what Lifetime might decide about the show.
Either way, we'll keep you updated on what's going on with the show, but for now, we're going to assume it's over.
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