5 Things You Should Know About the Dirty Dancing Reboot Before It Premieres

There are tons of reboots happening on TV this year, but one of the most anticipated has to be ABC's adaptation of Dirty Dancing. Not only does the TV movie time perfectly with the 30th anniversary of the original film, but it also has one stellar cast lined up. So, what do we know so far about the newest iteration of the iconic film? Check out all the details below, including the premiere date!

The Cast

The TV movie already has a fantastic cast lined up. Abigail Breslin is set to play the role of Baby with newcomer Colt Prattes as her love interest, Johnny.

The Director

There are definitely some great minds behind the production team. Wayne Blair will direct, and American Horror Story's Jessica Sharzer will write. Adam Anders and Peer Astrom, who previously worked on Glee, will also tackle music, and Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler will choreograph.


The Plot

The story will follow the same plot as the original 1987 movie of the same name.

Jennifer Grey Won't Be Returning

Grey, who originated the role of Baby, turned down a chance to star because she wants the remake to stand on its own. "I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it's nice to want to be included," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn't feel appropriate to me."

The Premiere Date

The three-hour musical will premiere on ABC on March 24.

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