ABC hops onboard: Network will present 3-hour DIRTY DANCING event; Abigail Breslin to star

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ABC to present DIRTY DANCING 3-hour TV event (not live, but pre-filmed ala Fox's upcoming ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EVENT.)

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/08/dirty-dancing-abc

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I'm surprised it's not a Disney title.

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plus it is such a terrible show.

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Are they gonna have Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson sing "I've Had the Time of My Life"?

"She's Like the Wind" sung by Nick Jonas?

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Sounds terrible.

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Love that movie! Hope this project is good, but you really can hardly ever match a great movie.

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Jane abandon all hope unless this show has been completely re written since it played Toronto some years back. I too had fond wishes for a good adaptation. Totaly disapointed. Sorry.

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Color me underwhelmed...and unimpressed.

 

ABC should have been smarter and mined their parent company's (Disney) treasure trove of musical properties for something a lot more impressive than "Dirty Dancing".

 

This is a complete missed opportunity on their part.

 

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I already hate it.

 

What a waste.

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I hope she is better in this than she is in Scream Queens right now. She is godawful in Scream Queens.

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How the hell is this what they pick with Disney's library. 

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I see this bombing big time. Probably Max or Val Chmerkovskiy will be Johnny. I'm calling it now.

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Johnny didn't have a Russian accent, so they will go with Derek Hough.

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"I hope she is better in this than she is in Scream Queens right now. She is godawful in Scream Queens."

 

This. I'm actually pretty fond of the movie as cheesy as it is. But this does not sound like a good idea. Also, why is it three hours when the movie is 100 minutes? How many commercials are there going to be?

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I could almost watch three hours of the dirty dancing scene, lol.

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What for??! I love the movie but the musical production (touring) was one of the most boring I've seen this year. Lots of dancing but no singing

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Are we sure it's the current musical version? So it went from national tour straight to ABC broadcast? Can she even sing? Can she dance? Doesn't seem the best idea. I mean.... she just doesn't fit the type for the part. 

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I don't believe the leads sing in the stage version.

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I'm surprised NBC let her do this, since she's worked there for the last 20 years or so.

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Former Dancing with the Stars pro Henry Byalikov auditioned for the role of Johnny yesterday:

 

https://twitter.com/SergesSquad/status/688145444904435712

 

If he gets the role, I'm guessing this will be a huge flop as he hasn't acted in a thing in his life. Actually, I'm betting this will be terrible with whoever is casted as Johnny. I mean, Abigail Breslin as Baby? Why??? 

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Very distressed to hear this.  Some things should be left untouched, they are memorable for all these years for a reason.  Remake things that people don't remember and make them better.  Or, dare I dream, create material that will be remembered 30 years from now!

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Or, let ABC create content that they think will make them money and it's only ABC so who gives a crap? Is there not enough memorable material on television already?