Dirty Dancing premieres Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Dirty Dancing fans, mark your calendars!
Come May 24, the three-hour filmed musical event will premiere on ABC — and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek at the first promo!
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).
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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.
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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.