Sunday January 21, 2007
8:00 PM 1.0 GREASE:YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT
GREASE IS THE WORD--AS TOP CONTESTANTS TRAIN AT GREASE ACADEMY -- Auditions have been held nationwide in search for the next Danny and Sandy to star in the Broadway revival of the hit musical "Grease." In tonight's episode, the top contestants are flown to Los Angeles for "Grease Academy," an intense week of training with series judge Kathleen Marshall (Tony Award-winning director/choreographer, "The Pajama Game") as well as professional acting, dancing and vocal coaches. At the end of the episode, the finalists perform and the judges will choose the top 12 contestants who will go onto the live performance episodes where America will decide who gets the roles of a lifetime. Guest stars Adrian Zmed, Barry Bostwick, Lucy Lawless, Jeff Conaway, and Marilu Henner all come to the final performances at Grease Academy. Jim Jacobs, the co-creator of "Grease" and renowned theatre producer David Ian also serve as judges. The series is hosted by Billy Bush ("Access Hollywood") and Denise Van Outen (Broadway's "Chicago") co-hosts.