For those of you thought Lifetime had parted ways with Dance Moms for good, we have some news for you:
The show will go on, and Abby Lee Miller is making a comeback to her former perch as the dancing teacher we all love to hate, according to a new report in Entertainment Tonight.
What's more, the show is already casting new talent for the eighth season.
The following image is up on Dance Moms Casting as we speak.
The news of Abby's return is especially surprising when you consider the fact that she quit the show last year ahead of her sentencing for bankruptcy and fraud convictions.
Miller hit up social media to release the following statement at the time.
The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS.
FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING - TO NO AVAIL!
TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER'S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS... "WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?" ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS!
I don't have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people's children successful!
I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED - DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT!
Miller was subsequently ultimately replaced by Dancing with the Stars pro, Cheryl Burke for a handful of episodes, but the show was not the same.
That probably explains why Lifetime canceled it in September 2017. Also, the ratings were not what they once were.
Miller was released from jail in March after entering Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California in July the previous year.
The star of the show has been keeping fans up to speed with her battle with cancer after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after emergency spinal surgery in May.
She looks unrecognizable in recent pictures she's shared on Instagram.
"It’s Lit in LA! I have everything I need! Well almost, hey there @tiffanyhaddish where’s your Pool Boy? #abbyleemiller #dancemoms #abbylee #aldc #aldcla #spinesurgery," she captioned the above photo last week.
Okay, Dance Moms Fanatics!
What are your thoughts on the show's return?
Are you on board?
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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.