What Do TV Critics Think of the Dirty Dancing Remake?

The Verdict   What Do TV Critics Think of the Dirty Dancing Remake?
ABC’s adaptation, starring Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Nicole Scherzinger, and Debra Messing, will premiere May 24.
Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin ABC/Guy D’Alema

TV critics have started to file their reviews for ABC’s TV adaptation of Dirty Dancing, starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Colt Prattes as Johnny. The remake of the popular 1987 film is directed by Wayne Blaire with choreography by Hamilton Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler; it will premiere May 24 at 8 PM ET.

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they come in. Click on the links below to see what critics think.

TV Line (Kimberly Roots)

Variety (Sonia Saraiya)

Watch highlights from ABC’s Dirty Dancing and flip through production photos below:

The Dirty Dancing cast also features Nicole Scherzinger as Penny, Debra Messing as Marjorie Houseman, Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Jake Houseman, Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn as Neil, Shane Harper as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson as Marco, Beau “Casper” Smart as Billy, Katey Sagal as Vivian Pressman, and Billy Dee Williams as Tito. Jessica Sharzer penned the teleplay.


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