Lifetime announced that is has ordered another season of a reality series that has been attracting attention for both its controversial content and its solid ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The network gave a 13-episode order for a second season of “Dance Moms,” according to the story.
The show revolves around pre-teen students in Abby Lee Miller’s pressure-packed dance studio, where the kids are pushed hard and their parents are actively involved. The show has been criticized by some viewers because of Miller’s demanding ways and the pressure that is put on the young dancers.
The show has performed well for Lifetime, with the last four shows averaging 1.6 million total viewers.
In a statement announcing the renewal, Lifetime Networks President and GM Nancy Dubuc said: “From Abby Lee Miller’s intensity and her students’ incredible performances to their devoted moms and its high drama, ‘Dance Moms’ has become one of the most compelling shows on television. It has struck a clear chord, hooking in die-hard fans clamoring for more.”