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5/24/17 (We.)8:00 PMABCN/A (*)

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(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.
· 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
· Adam Anders as EP
· Allison Shearmur as EP
· Jessica Sharzer as WRTR
· Wayne Blair as DIR
· mow
· Allison Shearmur Productions
· Lionsgate Television