A Preview of Your Mama Don't Dance

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What, did you think there was no room remaining for reality dancing shows?

A new Lifetime series, debuting tonight, is out to prove that Dancing with the Stars and Dance War don't have a monopoly on this kind of competition.

In Your Mama Don't Dance, contestants are fooled into thinking they're appearing on a reality show with a professional partner. Instead, they are matched up with a parent! Five female dancers are matched with their dads and five male dancers with their moms.


Ian Ziering, a former Dancing with the Stars contestant, hosts the series. The judges are a random trio that include:

  • Ben Vereen: Tony Award-winning actor, dancer and singer. Television credits include "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Touched by an Angel," "Law and Order: SVU" and "Grey's Anatomy."
  • Cris Judd: Dancer, choreographer and actor. Ex-boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez.
  • Vitamin C: An actress and singer, best known for her hit single "Graduation (Friends Forever)." Television credits include judging The WB series "Superstar USA," and appearing on MTV's "The Andy Dick Show" and "Celebrity Bootcamp."

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