“Dance Moms” may be a huge hit with Lifetime viewers, but will the cable network show last forever? Star Abby Lee Miller recently dished that she may not return for a sixth season of the reality series. Now her star student, Sia music video star Maddie Ziegler, is singing the same tune.
When speaking with MTV Australia on Friday, Maddie, 12, revealed that she’s unsure if she will star in a sixth installment of the popular dance competition show. “We just finished filming Season 5,” said Maddie. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen for Season 6. I don’t know if I’m going to do it or not, so it just depends.”
While Maddie did not divulge what would make her stay for another season of the show, Abby recently teased that it's money that's keeping her from reprising her lead role. "Lifetime is a little in [arrears] on their payment plan with me personally, and so I think that will have to be taken care of before we talk about Season 6,” Abby told Entertainment Tonight on May 30.
When asked if her ALDC (Abby Lee Dance Company) performers -- who include Maddie -- would return for another installment, Abby said she would “highly doubt that.”
During the grand opening of her Los Angeles studio, ALDC LA, last month, Abby revealed that the cast makes $2,000 per episode, while "somebody is making millions.” She claimed the last time her students received a raise was for Season 5.
While Maddie’s future on “Dance Moms” is up in the air, the reality star made it clear she won’t stop dancing off-camera anytime soon. “I love dancing just because I’ve done it my whole life, and it’s definitely what I want to do,” Maddie told MTV Australia.
But dance isn’t the young performer’s only dream. She revealed she also wants to work as a professional actress, starring on television shows and in movies. “I particularly want more acting. I’ve been auditioning a lot and I definitely want to act,” said Maddie. With two high-profile, guest-starring roles recently added to her resume -- she starred on Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” in March and will cameo on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” later this summer -- Maddie is already on a roll.
Catch Maddie on “Dance Moms,” Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.