Here's Your First Look At The Dirty Dancing Remake

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Lightning may not strike twice, but that isn't stopping the masterminds at ABC from trying to recapture some of that Dirty Dancing magic. On May 24 the network will air an original TV movie remake of the beloved Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze hit, which will mark its 30th anniversary this summer. With luck, it will be way more bearable than Havana Nights.
Oscar-nominated actress Abigail Breslin will take over Grey's role as the idealistic Baby, with newcomer Colt Prattes trying to fill the late, great Swayze's tight muscle tanks. The cast also includes Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, Will & Grace's Debra Messing, and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
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According to an ABC press release, this reboot will shed more light on the supporting characters, including a new (Black) love interest for Hyland's Lisa.
The movie will also "dive 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," the release states.
We'll have to wait a few weeks to see how that all breaks down. In the meantime, feast those hungry eyes on these just-released photos from the set. Are you ready for a remake, or is there no way-ze you're forgetting Swayze?
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Abigail Breslin and Sarah Hyland play sisters Frances (Baby if you're nasty) and Lisa Houseman. Debra Messing takes over the Kelly Bishop role as their mother, Marjorie.
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Little Miss Sunshine no more: Breslin's Baby gets hot and heavy with Johnny (Colt Prattes). Note that Lover Boy has his shirt off, but still requires use of a fireplace.
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Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger gives Johnny's dance partner Penny a touch of Bad Sandy.
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Baby and Johnny get their mambo on at the Sheldrake.
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Penny and Johnny work hard for their money.
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Sarah Hyland's Lisa will get more material this time around, including what appears to be an interracial romance with J. Quinton Johnson's musician Marco, photographed here with Billy Dee Williams as Tito the bandleader. Nobody tell Robby.
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Katey Sagal's scheming Vivian Pressman gets to do more than just watch her husband play cards.
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Lisa and Marco perform a duet for the talent show, which presumably means we won't be seeing any hula skirts. Humph.
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Somebody put Baby in the corner. Bruce Greenwood plays Dr. Jake Houseman.
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This is what having the time of your life looks like.
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Sarah Hyland in character as Lisa.
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Katey Sagal gets her Catskills on.
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Johnny subjects Baby to some log balance work.
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Rain and motorcycles! So moody!
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And we've got liftoff.
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