Abby Lee Miller’s expanding her empire beyond the walls of the Abby Lee Dance Company. Lifetime has picked up her new reality competition series “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition,” which will feature 12 dancers ages 6-13 competing for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.
The “Dance Moms” instructor will act as judge along with Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and choreographer Richard Jackson. Kevin Manno of MTV’s “The Seven” will host.
Each week, the panel of judges will eliminate one of the young dancers, and naturally, given Miller’s roots, drama involving the dancers’ moms will be a key component of the show as well.
Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is set to premiere this fall.