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[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, January 2017) "Dirty Dancing," the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event this season on the ABC Television Network. The adaptation of the beloved 1987 romantic drama and instant movie classic "Dirty Dancing," which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017, will be produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, executive produced by Allison Shearmur ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "The Hunger Games" franchise; "Cinderella") and Grammy Award-nominee Adam Anders ("Glee," "Rock of Ages"), who also serves as executive music producer. The teleplay is by Jessica Sharzer. Wayne Blair ("The Sapphires," "Septembers of Shiraz") is the director, and two-time Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler ("Hamilton," "Bring It On," "In the Heights") is the choreographer. 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. Not only are the memorable songs from the original movie included, but there are additional songs from the era that will be featured, showcasing double the number of musical performances by the stellar cast. "Dirty Dancing" stars Abigail Breslin ("Scream Queens") as Baby, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") as Marjorie Houseman, Bruce Greenwood ("American Crime Story: The People vs, OJ Simpson") as Dr. Jake Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger ("Dancing with the Stars") as Penny, Colt Prattes ("Rock of Ages," Pink's music video "Try") as Johnny, Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts ("Annie Hall") as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn ("Mad Men,") as Neil, Shane Harper ("The Passion") as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson ("Everyone Wants Some") as Marco, Beau "Casper" Smart ("Step Up 3D") as Billy, Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") as Vivian Pressman and Billy Dee Williams ("Star Wars") as Tito.
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
· J. Quinton Johnson as Marco
· Katey Sagal as Vivian Pressman
· Nicole Scherzinger as Penny
· Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman
· Shane Harper as Robbie
· Tony Roberts as Max Kellerman
· Trevor Einhorn as Neil Kellerman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Anders as PROD
· Allison Shearmur as EP
· Eleanor Bergstein as EP
· Jessica Sharzer as WRTR/EP
· Peer Astrom as PROD
· Wayne Blair as DIR
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Allison Shearmur Productions
· Lionsgate Television