EXCLUSIVE: Cheryl Burke to replace Abby Lee Miller on 'Dance Moms'


Abby Lee Miller's replacement on Dance Moms has quite a bit of experience on the ballroom floor and with reality TV.

ET has exclusively learned thatDancing With Stars pro Cheryl Burke will be joining the Lifetime show for the remainder of the season after Miller -- who has been the no-nonsense dance instructor on the series for six years -- announced on Monday that she was quitting. As for Burke, 32, she has served as a professional dancer on 19 seasons of DWTS, but is not currently competing on the ABC show.

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According to a source, Dance Moms will resume filming on Wednesday, and has been picked up for four more episodes this season. "It's a go with or without Abby," the source told ET on Monday. "It's been up in the air because the network said it's either all of the cast or they weren't doing any [more episodes]."

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SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 30: Dance Instructor Abby Lee Miller attends the Abby Lee Dance Company LA's VIP Grand Opening at Abby Lee Dance Company LA on May 30, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personality Abby Lee Miller attends Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personalities/dancers JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, tv personality Abby Lee Miller and dancer/tv personality Mackenzie Ziegler, accept the Favorite Reality Show Award for 'Dance Moms' onsteage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/KCA2015/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star on March 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality/Choreographer Abby Lee Miller attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (L - R) Shad Moss, Abby Lee Miller, Keshia Chante attends 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: TV personality Abby Lee Miller visits 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 15: Abby Lee Miller signs copies Of Her Book 'Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned From Dance Class' at Bookends Bookstore on July 15, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Abby Lee Miller, The FOX Teen Choice Awards 2014 arrivals (Set B) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. August 10, 2014. (Pictured: Abby Lee Miller)
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Meanwhile, a second source told ET that "[Abby] bolted from [filming] three or four episodes recently." ET was also informed that the show had to bring on celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson to teach the girls in place of Miller.

Sources also shared that Gibson filmed for three weeks and was supposed to come back to shoot a fourth episode when Miller returned with a list of demands, including nobody mentioning "jail" and Gibson not being allowed on set.

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Another one of our sources said that Miller was "spiraling and making decisions that most people would think are not smart."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 16: Dancer / TV Personality Cheryl Burke attends the TAO, Beauty and Essex, Avenue and Luchini LA Grand Opening on March 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Dancer Cheryl Burke attends Kari Feinstein's Pre-Oscar Style Lounge at the Andaz Hotel on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alison Buck/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Cheryl Burke attends 'Le Casino' night hosted by Brooks Brothers in Beverly Hills to benefit UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at Brooks Brothers Rodeo on January 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers)
SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 28: Tv personality Cheryl Burke speaks on stage during the iHeart80s Party 2017 at SAP Center on January 28, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Dancer Cheryl Burke attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'La La Land' at Mann Village Theatre on December 6, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Dancer Cheryl Burke arrives at People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV personality Cheryl Burke arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Guests include actor/producer Mel Gibson, 'Doctor Strange' Benedict Cumberbatch, sportscaster Curt Menefee and Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke who were just voted off last nights Dancing with the Stars,' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 11/1/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images) CHERYL BURKE, RYAN LOCHTE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2308 - Dancing with the Stars treats viewers to a frightfully delightful night filled with chilling performances on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) RYAN LOCHTE, CHERYL BURKE
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Dancer/TV personality Cheryl Burke (L) and swimmer Ryan Lochte visit Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on October 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2305' - The nine remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CHERYL BURKE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2304' - One of the biggest shows 'Dancing with the Stars' has ever put on will unfold on the ballroom floor, as the 11 remaining celebrities perform big spectacle dances for Cirque du Soleil(r) night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) CHERYL BURKE, RYAN LOCHTE
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Cheryl Burke visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 23, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke pose as Season 23 of 'Dancing With The Stars' meets the press at Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 7, 2016 in New York City (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 29: Kym Johnson and Cheryl Burke attend Kym Johnson's Bachelorette party at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino at on July 29, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: (L-R) DJ Caroline D'Amore and TV personality Cheryl Burke attend Meeting JASMIN Fine Art Exhibition at Ace Gallery on July 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Cheryl Burke attends the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Dancer Cheryl Burke arrives at iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 10: Cheryl Burke visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 10, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: TV Personalities / Dancers Kym Johnson (L) and Cheryl Burke (R) attend an evening with Kym Johnson from Dancing With The Stars to celebrate the release of her new book 'The 5-6-7-8 Diet: The 14-Day Plan For Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss' on January 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Dancer Cheryl Burke attends the 7th Annual Unstoppable Foundation Gala held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 20: Cheryl Burke attends the launch of Jennifer Lopez's residency 'JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE' at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on January 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
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Miller, however, said in an Instagram post that she was quitting the show because she "ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD-WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING."

Meanwhile, the 50-year-old dance instructor is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud last June. With the potential of facing up to 10 years in prison, Miller told ET she was staying positive ahead of her sentencing hearing, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 24, but was subsequently delayed. No future date has been given.

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"I'm good. I try to stay positive and happy ... I know I made some mistakes along the way, but I've pleaded to all those," she said before jokingly adding, "Maybe I need a few months' vacation."

Watch Miller's exclusive sitdown interview on Wednesday's Entertainment Tonight. Check here for local listings.

Reporting by Brendon Geoffrion.

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