Dancing With The Stars has been a huge hit for ABC, but if it's gay contestants you're looking for you'll have to turn to cable TV.

Three gay men shimmy and sway for America's votes in Lifetime's first dance competition series, Your Mama Don't Dance. Lifetime's twist on the reality TV dance competition is to pair-up young professional dancers with one of their parents.

Two dancers and one parent are gay. Silvano Merendi, 48, will be paired with his daughter, Celia, whom he raised with his partner in Miami, FL. Out dancer Dante Puleio, 31, will be tapping it out with his stepmother, Dolores. And finally Johnathan Silva, 19, will compete with his hairdresser mother, Rodilyn.

Ian Ziering, best know as Steve Sanders in Beverly Hills 90210, will host the show. Judges – Chris Judd, Ben Vereen, and Vitamin C – will decide which two teams to put on the chopping block each week and, much like American Idol, voting by phone, text, and online will determine the winner.

Your Mama Don't Dance premieres on Lifetime TV Friday February 29th.

Cable channel Bravo's reality dance competition, Step It Up & Dance, brings together 12 professional dancers competing for $100,000. Judges will eliminate one dancer each week based on challenges which range from a music video to Vegas spectacular.

Four contestants identify themselves as gay in their biographies located on the Bravo website. Michael, 25, James, 23, and Miguel, 24, are from the Los Angeles, CA area. While Oscar, 31, is from Bologna, Italy but now lives in New York City.

Hosting the show will be dancer Elizabeth Berkley. The 12 contestants will be mentored by Tony Award winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. World-renowned director and choreographer Vincent Paterson (Madonna's Blond Ambition tour, Michael Jackson's Bad tour), and choreographer Nancy O'Meara, whose credits include Hannah Montana and High School Musical Tour, will serve as judges for the competition.

Step It Up & Dance premieres on Bravo TV Thursday April 3rd.

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