A big change is about to hit Lifetime's "Dance Moms" as it enters a new season. New rumors have it that the dance reality show is about to replace its whole cast from its main coach down to its dancers. Led by Kendall Vertes' flee, the rest of The Irreplaceable girls are said to leave the series but current guest choreographer Cheryl Burke will reportedly be signed as a regular coach.
Executive Producer Bryan Stinson has taken to Twitter to tease the renewal of the hit reality series "Dance Moms." Though there were rumors that season 8 is not really going down, a spoiler site has supported Stinson's announcement and revealed some sad news for long time followers of the show.
"Dance Moms" has survived seven seasons despite the rocky installment that it recently had. Abby Lee Miller, who hosted the show for almost seven years, left her post as a dance coach following her feud with the producers. Cheryl Burke quickly took over until the remainder of "Dance Moms" season 7B episodes was filmed. Burke's involvement in "Dance Moms" does not seem to end in season 7B as rumors have it that she will be promoted as the show's new host.
Abby Lee Miller is now under recovery from her recent weight loss surgery and is about to face her fraud case sentencing on May 8. It is then very unlikely to see the 50-year-old dance teacher coming back on "Dance Moms" to do another season even if she previously hinted on wanting to come back after some changes take place. Her assistant Gianna Mortello also previously announced her resignation as a part of the Lifetime show but is sticking with the ALDC to continue her career under Miller's lead.
With "Dance Moms" season 8 already on the way, Kendall Vertes, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, Camryn Bridges and Chloe Lukasiak are unfortunately no longer parts of "Dance Moms" season 8. A previous post featuring the girls getting emotional during their last day of filming makes the rumor seem more legit. Bryan Stinson also posted a photo of him around a new group of girls which fans believe will be the next batch of dancers to be featured on "Dance Moms."
A "Dance Moms" alum and a past guest dancer are rumored to join the cast of "Dance Moms" season 8. Sophia Lucia who first entered the Lifetime series in season 3 is rumored to be one of the new dancers. She was once a member of the replacement team that Abby Lee Miller formed after the Junior Elites protested against her. Another dancer, Fallon Chapman, who appeared in only two past episodes of "Dance Moms" is also said to hop into the team.
Lifetime is yet to formally announce "Dance Moms" season 8 and its cast members. However, a lot of fans are already predicting that the hit dance show will close its curtains as they are not sure if they will still be interested in seeing "Dance Moms" without its original stars.