Lifetime Sets Premiere Dates for Summer Unscripted Slate


Lifetime has announced airdates for its summer slate of unscripted series, including the return of Dance Moms and a new season of Married at First Sight.

The eighth season of Dance Moms will kick off with a three-hour event episode on June 4, at 8 p.m. The season will feature Abby Lee undergoing chemotherapy and learning to regain the use of her legs as she works towards developing a new competitive dance team for her dance company. It will also showcase The Abby Lee Dance Company’s newest members as they fight to earn a spot on Abby’s Elite Team.

Married at First Sight’s two-hour ninth season premiere will air on Wednesday, June 12, at 9 p.m., following a one-hour matchmaking special. This time around, the series heads to Charlotte, North Carolina to set willing singles up to wed a stranger. A panel of experts creates what it believes are four compatible couples based on scientific matchmaking, then continues to counsel and mentor each set of newlyweds throughout the experiment.

Eight one-hour episodes of the tentatively titled Ms. T’s Music Factory are set to premiere beginning on Thursday, June 6, at 10 p.m. The new series is centered on recording artist Temmora Levy, who is on a mission to help future superstars achieve their highest potential through music. Fellow new series Cheerleader Generation, set in the world of competitive cheerleading, will bow on June 11, at 10 p.m.