Abby Lee Miller To Serve Prison Sentence In California, Plans Return On TV

The court has granted Abby Lee Miller’s request to serve her prison sentence at a facility near her home in California. Even before she enters prison, the former Dance Moms coach is already planning her return to TV.

ET has confirmed that Miller will surrender to the FCI Victorville facility in Victorville, California, rather than in Pennsylvania where she was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud. The prison is not far from her home in San Bernardino and she will report there on Wednesday.

Miller pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud in June last year. Abby will serve one year and one day in the prison and another two years in probation. She was also ordered to pay $40,000 in fine. But even before beginning her jail time, the reality star is already planning her return to television. According to ET, a source has revealed that Miller filmed a special for Lifetime, which was shot in Los Angeles. She reportedly talked about her sentencing in a “riveting” and “very emotional” interview with a news journalist.

After she received her sentence in May, she also told ET that she is planning to pitch a new show, which would still include dancing. She said she knows nothing about the world in the prison, but she plans on making her stay there productive by working on a new show.

Abby Lee Miller was supposed to begin her sentence on June 30, but she was granted a reprieve due to health issues. As reported by Deadline, there was no official explanation for the delay. However, the former Dance Moms star hinted on social media about a knee injury. She posted an X-ray of her knee, which shows a missing cartilage. If she needs a knee surgery, she might be able to push back her prison sentence.

Some are suspicious, though, that she is just delaying her surrender date. After posting about the injury, she was seen out and about in Los Angeles. She also posted on social media a greeting for a friend’s birthday, with photos that suggest she has also been partying.

Meanwhile, Dance Moms continues without Miller. Season 8 premieres on August 1 on Lifetime.

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