ABC will premiere a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, “Dirty Dancing” headlined by a stellar cast including Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, TonyRoberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson.
The three-hour filmed musical event showcases a fresh perspective of the classic 1987 romantic drama “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,” says the ABC press release.
“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,” also from the press release.
Don’t miss this special three-hour musical event with modern remakes of the original film’s favorite songs including “Time of My Life,” “Love Man,” “Do You Love Me,” “Hungry Eyes,” “She’s Like the Wind.” “Dirty Dancing” premieres on May 24 at 8 pm ET on ABC.
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