Oh Baby! 80’s hit movie classic Dirty Dancing has been remade for TV and is set to debut May 24th on ABC. The iconic film brings back fond memories to all those that experienced the era of big hair, bright colors, and bold music. We all rooted for the couple that danced their way into our hearts. The relationship between Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) and Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) was undeniable as they fought past society’s standards of acceptance. ABC appears up to the challenge in emulating the magnetism shown between the two iconic characters.
The TV remake tells the story from the original 1987 romantic drama, but from a fresh perspective. Abigail Breslin stars as Baby Houseman, who falls in love with bad boy dancer Johnny Castle (newcomer Colt Prattes). The film also costars Debra Messing (Marjorie Houseman), Bruce Greenwood (Dr. Jake Houseman), Nicole Scherzinger (Penny Rivera), Sarah Hyland (Lisa Houseman), Tony Roberts (Max Kellerman), Katey Sagal (Vivian Pressman), Billy Dee Williams (Tito) and J. Quinton Johnson (Marco).
With a new cast, the movie will dive deeper into the original characters, showing their progression — including what happens to Baby and Johnny after the summer, Jake and Marjorie Houseman’s relationship, and Lisa’s life goals — while also tackling social topics in the country at that time, such as race and women’s rights.
This version will also feature updated versions of the original film’s fan-favorite songs — including “Time of My Life,” “Love Man,” “Do You Love Me,” “Hungry Eyes” and “She’s Like the Wind” — and of course that signature line from the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey original: “Nobody puts baby in a corner.”
Dirty Dancing premieres May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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