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.

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