Lifetime has renewed Dance Moms for Season 6, though there could be trouble ahead for host Abby Lee Miller, who faces five years in prison for fraud and $5 million in fines, per Deadline:
If found guilty, Abby Lee Miller could end up behind bars for as long as her show has been on TV. The Dance Moms star was indicted Tuesday by a Pittsburgh grand jury on 20 counts of fraud. Miller is alleged to have hidden more than $755,000 in earnings from the Lifetime reality series produced by Collins Avenue Production and related businesses from the courts and the taxman. All of which could end up costing Miller five years in prison and more than $5 million in fines if convicted. “Criminal prosecution is appropriate when debtors corrupt the bankruptcy process through deceit and lies before the court,” said U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton bluntly today announcing the indictment (read it here).
With Dance Moms Season 6 already filming, a guilty charge could see Lifetime reverse its decision on Season 6, though the network has yet to comment on the situation.
Lifetime has yet to set a release date for Dance Moms Season 6.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renew/cancel status of Dance Moms…
Started filming season 6 today of #DanceMoms! Get excited!!!
— Abby Lee Miller (@Abby_Lee_Miller) October 8, 2015
As soon as Lifetime tells me I'll tell you all! https://t.co/1TP5rQQHqt
— Abby Lee Miller (@Abby_Lee_Miller) October 10, 2015