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Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” head to Miami

U.S. network Lifetime is expanding Collins Avenue's Dance Moms with a spin-off series, Dance Moms: Miami.
January 18, 2012

U.S. network Lifetime is expanding Collins Avenue’s Dance Moms series with a spin-off, Dance Moms: Miami.

The LA-based prodco, a Content Media company, will produce Dance Moms: Miami, a six-part hour-long series with a new cast and setting. It will focus on Stars Dance Studio, headed up by contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas.

Dance Moms quickly became a stand-out hit for Lifetime last year that we knew would be perfect to build out and franchise into other series,” said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Networks. “Dance Moms: Miami captures the same energy, passion and conflict between an equally intriguing cast of instructors, amazing dancers and moms who are 100% dedicated to become the best at what they do.”

The series will be executive produced by Jeff Collins, Bryan Stinson and John R. Corella with Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Kim Chessler.

The original series (pictured) has reported a record viewership for Lifetime with its second season posting double and triple digit gains across key demographics, with 2.5 million total viewers. The network also says that Dance Moms is its youngest skewing series, with a median viewing age of 37.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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