Dance Moms Season 8? The long-term future of the reality series remains up in the air following the departure of dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, but the 7th season has been expanded by four episodes, with DWTS pro Cheryl Burke taking the reigns, ET reports:
ET has exclusively learned that Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke will be joining the Lifetime show for the remainder of the season after Miller — who has been the no-nonsense dance instructor on the series for six years — announced on Monday that she was quitting. As for Burke, 32, she has served as a professional dancer on 19 seasons of DWTS, but is not currently competing on the ABC show.
According to a source, Dance Moms will resume filming on Wednesday, and has been picked up for four more episodes this season. “It’s a go with or without Abby,” the source told ET on Monday. “It’s been up in the air because the network said it’s either all of the cast or they weren’t doing any [more episodes].”
Sources indicate that if all goes well under Burke’s tutelage, Dance Moms could return for Season 8 later this year, though Lifetime has yet to confirm a renewal at this stage, and cancellation remains a possibility. Stay tuned…