Dirty Dancing is set for a modern TV reboot. Here's what to expect from the new version.
ABC's three-hour special is a musical adaptation of the 1987 film.
Wayne Blair, who is known for The Sapphires and Septembers of Shiraz, will direct.
Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote Dirty Dancing based on her own childhood, will executive produce the reboot.
Andy Blankenbuehler, who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, is choreographing the reboot.
The cast has also undergone some changes, including...
Abigail Breslin will play the lead role, originally held by Jennifer Grey.
The iconic Johnny Castle role, originally filled by Patrick Swayze, will feature up-and-comer Colt Pratte.
Baby's outgoing older sister, Lisa Houseman, will be played by Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland.
Penny, Johnny's dance partner, will be played by actress and dancer Nicole Scherzinger.
Kelly Bishop's Marjorie Houseman will be played by Emmy winner Debra Messing.
The charismatic bandleader at the Catskills resort will be played by Billy Dee Williams.
Awkward star Shane Harper will play womanizing waiter Robbie Gould.
Beau Casper Smart will take the stage as resort staff member Billy.
Neil, the annoying-yet-kinda-adorable resort heir, will be played by Mad Men's own Trevor Einhorn.
Law & Order star Tony Roberts will take on the role of Max Kellerman.
Prattes shared this photo of him and Breslin on set as Johnny and Baby.
It looks like Breslin and Prattes have the chemistry needed for these classic roles.
The two stars go in for the deep dip in this photo shared by Breslin.
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