|USA||2011||60||Reality-TV . Reality|
When Abby assigns Chloe and Kendall to be Maddie's understudies for the week, it prompts an idea from Holly to use a board to keep score of all the times Abby favors Maddie over the other children. As the number of tally marks increases, so does the tension between the moms and Abby. Meanwhile, Cathy and her Candy Apples are looking for their very first win against the ALDC this season and they've brought back Gino to help them get it.
|Episode Title:||The Understudies|
|Airs:||2014-09-09 at 21:00|
Once you get past the reality-TV grabbers, you realize that while there is some of that, more importantly there's a lot of Miller. It is great to watch her work.New York Post Full Review
Inexorably transfixing, whether you're taking names or taking notes.Newsday Full Review
I love a show about crazy stage moms, and at moments this one doesn't disappoint.Entertainment Weekly Full Review
The new worst show on television debuted Wednesday night on Lifetime--Dance Moms, an ugly docu-circus featuring a megaton bully of a Pittsburgh dance instructor, the little princesses she costumes as lunatic street whores, and a quorum of strenuously pathetic stage mothers, one of whom warbles that she would slit her wrists if her daughter even thought of trying out for softball.Slate Full Review