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[04/19/17 - 10:33 AM]
An All-Star Cast Headlines a New Adaptation of "Dirty Dancing," Premiering Wednesday, May 24, on ABC
Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon.

[04/13/17 - 12:37 PM]
ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates
Highlights include the new dramas "Somewhere Between" and "Still Star-Crossed" on Monday nights.

[01/10/17 - 07:01 AM]
ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
Among the newcomers: the mini-series "When We Rise"; the one-hour drama "Time After Time"; and the half-hour comedy "Imaginary Mary."

[05/17/16 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2016-17 Primetime Schedule
Highlights include an expanded two-hour comedy block on Tuesdays and new dramas "Conviction" and "Designated Survivor" to anchor Mondays and Wednesdays.

[04/08/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 8
Updates include: Paul Adelstein to take a "Chance" on Hulu; Hannah Marks bound for BBC America's "Dirk Gently"; and "Sleepy Hollow" loses another series regular.

[04/04/16 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 4
Updates include: Cory Hardrict cast in Hulu's "When the Street Lights Go On"; William Sadler to recur on Epix's "Berlin Station"; and Echo Kellum upped to series regular on The CW's "Arrow."

[03/30/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 30
Updates include: Comedy Central cancels animated comedy "Moonbeam City"; Jill Hennessy latest cast in "Shots Fired" at FOX; and Tawny Cypress boards NBC's "The Blacklist" spin-off.

[03/23/16 - 06:05 AM]
2016 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/22/16 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 22
Updates include: Peter Serafinowicz cast as Amazon's "The Tick"; Parker Sawyers books role on "Miranda's Rights" at NBC; and Bruce Greenwood is bound for ABC's "Dirty Dancing."

[03/15/16 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 15
Updates include: Jennifer Beals to star in NBC's "Taken"; Sakina Jaffrey set as lead in ABC's "Toast"; and Stephen Fry to visit "The Great Indoors" at CBS.

[03/10/16 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 10
Updates include: Ali Larter takes FOX's "Pitch"; Cote de Pablo in talks to star in Syfy's "Prototype"; and Nick Wechsler set as male lead on FOX's "Recon."

[03/03/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 3
Updates include: Jason O'Mara to become "The Infamous" for A&E; Georgina Haig to lead The CW's Mars project; and Coby Bell is bound for "Cruel Intentions" at NBC.

[03/02/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 2
Updates include: Piper Perabo to become "Notorious" for ABC; Kaitlin Olson to lead FOX's "The Mick"; and Cyrus Arnold and Simon Belz to star as "Chunk & Bean" at ABC.

[03/01/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 1
Updates include: Jason Lee to lead "What Goes Around Comes Around" at CBS; Taylor Handley to answer the "APB" at FOX; and Katie Aselton joins the cast of FX's "Legion."

[02/23/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 23
Updates include: Teddy Sears cast in FOX's "24: Legacy"; Taylor John Smith, Samantha Logan have "Cruel Intentions" for NBC; and Jean-Claude Van Damme tapped for new pilot at Amazon.

[01/14/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 14
Updates include: Debra Messing set for ABC's "Dirty Dancing" remake; Kylie Bunbury to lead "Pitch" at FOX; and Colleen Ballinger-Evans lands "Haters Back Off" at Netflix.

[12/08/15 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 8
Updates include: Joely Richardson to play Glinda in NBC's "Emerald City"; Abigail Breslin to lead ABC's "Dirty Dancing" revival; and Kevin Sorbo to be "Miracle Man" for NBC.







DIRTY DANCING (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/24/17
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, "Dirty Dancing," premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Produced by Lionsgate in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, the special three-hour filmed musical event features the story from the beloved 1987 romantic drama and instant movie classic told from a fresh perspective, diving deeper into the iconic characters, showcasing their progression and tackling social themes like race, women's rights and the socio-economic division in the country at that time. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Modernized, updated versions of the memorable, favorite songs from the original film, including "Time of My Life," "Love Man," "Do You Love Me," "Hungry Eyes," "She's Like the Wind," teamed with well-known songs that are new to "Dirty Dancing," such as "Fever" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me," are weaved into the storytelling and performed by the talented and versatile cast. Viewers will discover what happens to Baby and Johnny after that summer and more about the supporting characters from the original film. This fresh reimagining explores the relationship between Jake and Marjorie Houseman, Lisa's goals in life and uncovers a fully realized character in Neil, with plenty of surprises in store.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abigail Breslin as Baby
· Beau "Casper" Smart as Billy Kotsecki
· Billy Dee Williams as Tito
· Bruce Greenwood as Jake Houseman
· Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle
· Debra Messing as Marjorie Houseman
· J. Quinton Johnson as Marco
· Katey Sagal as Vivian Pressman
· Nicole Scherzinger as Penny
· Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman
· Shane Harper as Robbie Gould
· Tony Roberts as Max Kellerman
· Trevor Einhorn as Neil Kellerman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Anders as EP
· Allison Shearmur as EP
· Jessica Sharzer as WRTR
· Wayne Blair as DIR
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Allison Shearmur Productions
· Lionsgate Television