ABC is working on a three hour Dirty Dancing remake, and they’ve hired Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow, Sons of Anarchy) to portray Vivian Pressman, a former beauty queen who is best known for seducing the younger male staff members at the Catskills resort. When the Houseman family comes to vacation at the resort, Vivian is none too happy when Johnny, the dancer, passes her over for a young gal named Baby.
Katey joins Bruce Greenwood, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland, Debra Messing, Nicole Scherzinger, Colt Prattes, Shane Harper, plus more as cast mates. According to Entertainment Weekly, the remake is adapted for television by American Horror Story’s Jessica Sharzer and directed by Wayne Blaire. Actress Miranda Garrison originated the role in the original 1987 film.
“Recently divorced and fabulously wealthy, Vivian introduces Marjorie (Debra Messing) to the freedoms of being single, causing her to question her own marriage. Vivian isn’t used to being rejected, so when Johnny calls things off to be with Baby (Abigail Breslin), she takes matters into her own hands.”
Check out the announcement from Wochit TV below, and tell us in the comments how excited you are to see Katey Sagal join the Dirty Dancing remake!