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‘Dirty Dancing’ Review: ABC Musical Event Is Decidedly Not Worth Your Time

24 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The musical special event craze that has led many broadcast networks to revisit beloved classics continues to push forward, undeterred by pretty disappointing efforts like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Hairspray.” Tonight, we have ABC’s first big attempt to get in the game with “Dirty Dancing,” an epic-length remake of the 1987 romantic dance drama. This time around, it’s a full-on musical about the magical summer that made Baby (Abigail Breslin) into a woman, after she fell in love with bad boy dance teacher Johnny (Colt Prattes).

Read More: ‘Dirty Dancing’: How the New TV Remake Compares to the 1987 Original Film

The cast includes Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, and Billy Dee Williams, and the original film’s runtime of 100 minutes has been expanded to three hours (with commercials) by adding multiple storylines that seek to give the supporting characters »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Review: ABC Musical Event Is Decidedly Not Worth Your Time

24 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The musical special event craze that has led many broadcast networks to revisit beloved classics continues to push forward, undeterred by pretty disappointing efforts like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Hairspray.” Tonight, we have ABC’s first big attempt to get in the game with “Dirty Dancing,” an epic-length remake of the 1987 romantic dance drama. This time around, it’s a full-on musical about the magical summer that made Baby (Abigail Breslin) into a woman, after she fell in love with bad boy dance teacher Johnny (Colt Prattes).

Read More: ‘Dirty Dancing’: How the New TV Remake Compares to the 1987 Original Film

The cast includes Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, and Billy Dee Williams, and the original film’s runtime of 100 minutes has been expanded to three hours (with commercials) by adding multiple storylines that seek to give the supporting characters »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Why Rehearsals for Baby’s Soaring Dirty Dancing Lift Made Abigail Breslin Feel Like a ‘Toddler’

24 May 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The chance to play Baby in ABC’s small-screen reimagining of Dirty Dancing was dream gig for Abigail Breslin — but even more so for her mother.

Dirty Dancing is my mom’s No. 1 favorite movie. She actually used to say, ‘I would die if you could play Baby one day.’ When I got it, she was the first person I called,” Breslin shares in People’s special collector’s edition about the 1987 film favorite.

Breslin, 21, admits it was sometimes less dreamy to master her moves with newcomer Colt Prattes, who plays bad boy dancer Johnny to Breslin’s Baby.

“I »

- Lanford Beard

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Diy Dirty Dancing! Derek Hough Breaks Down That Iconic Lift

24 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If there is one unabashed, soaring declaration of cinematic devotion, it is the Lift from Dirty Dancing. It’s a beloved cultural touchstone — though the high-flying feat admittedly flummoxed Baby until the last night at Kellerman’s and proved equally difficult for star Jennifer Grey, who once admitted, “I don’t think I did the Lift until the finale, when I had to.”

Now as fans ready to be stunned by ABC’s reimagining of the 1987 favorite with Abigail Breslin and newcomer Colt Prattes taking on the moves made famous by Grey and Patrick Swayze as Johnny, six-time Dancing with the Stars »

- Lanford Beard

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The Scariest Scenes in TV History — IndieWire Critics Survey

23 May 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the scariest moment or scene on TV?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

Though there are moments within “Penny Dreadful” (the seance) and “The X-Files” (“Home”) that left me spooked, the title for scariest TV scene has to go to the only show to give me nightmares — actual, legitimate nightmares. After watching the first two episodes of “Hannibal,” I woke up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and haunted by a bright red room with blood running down the walls — twice! Two weeks in a row, “Hannibal” ruined my peaceful slumber, and I had to stop watching the show live (and during the night entirely). Each week, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Scariest Scenes in TV History — IndieWire Critics Survey

23 May 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the scariest moment or scene on TV?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

Though there are moments within “Penny Dreadful” (the seance) and “The X-Files” (“Home”) that left me spooked, the title for scariest TV scene has to go to the only show to give me nightmares — actual, legitimate nightmares. After watching the first two episodes of “Hannibal,” I woke up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and haunted by a bright red room with blood running down the walls — twice! Two weeks in a row, “Hannibal” ruined my peaceful slumber, and I had to stop watching the show live (and during the night entirely). Each week, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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ABC's Dirty Dancing Remake Will Reveal What Happened to Baby and Johnny After the Original Movie Ended

23 May 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

They'll always have that summer. Break out your dancing shoes and put down your watermelons because ABC's Dirty Dancing is here! The network's three-hour remake is set to premiere on Wednesday, May 24, bringing the iconic 1987 film to a whole new generation, while transporting nostalgic fans of the original back to Kellerman's.  "For the most part it really does stay true to the original and all the things that people loved about the first one," Abigail Breslin says E! News' exclusive video above, which features your first look at the recreation of many infamous scenes.  But while it's staying true and "not changing the DNA," star Colt Prattes (the new »

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Remaking ‘Dirty Dancing’: How the TV Movie Turned into Summer Camp for the Cast

23 May 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s the perfect summer day in western North Carolina -- sunny, breezy and warm with blues skies reflecting against the lake and stretching for miles over rolling green meadows -- and entering the grounds of the country club, a giant “Kellerman’s Lodge” sign greets you from the golf course. Couples in starched, pastel outfits sit in rocking chairs on the porch waiting on cues from the director, while a dance coach run moves on the practice log that hovers twelve inches above the ground. The set of ABC’s highly anticipated Dirty Dancing musical reimagining -- starring Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin as Baby and Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle -- is the fancy summer camp experience of your dreams and the cast has bonded tightly just like kids at the end of the season.

It’s understandable how close they’ve come -- besides being stuck in a remote mountain paradise for weeks »

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Dirty Dancing Star Colt Prattes Is About to Salsa Into Your Heart as Johnny

22 May 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's a cold, hard fact that no one can replace the original Johnny Castle, Patrick Swayze, but they can put a new spin (literally) on the character. ABC's latest original film is a reboot of the 1987 romance Dirty Dancing, and though you're probably familiar with the new Baby, Abigail Breslin, you may not know much about the new Johnny, Colt Prattes. The newcomer has had small parts on the TV shows Mercy and Wiener & Wiener, but he's primarily a professional dancer. In fact, you may have seen him in Pink's "Try" video, impressively twirling her around with his defined-af muscles. No word on what Prattes has lined up after Dirty Dancing, but let's pray it doesn't require a shirt. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Cannes: Alex Lawther’s Comedy-Drama ‘Freak Show’ Lands at IFC for U.S.

19 May 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC has bought U.S. rights to Alex Lawther’s high school comedy-drama “Freak Show.”

The film, based on James St. James’ bestseller of the same name, follows Billy Bloom as a cross-dressing teenager and new student at an ultra-conservative high school. He’s determined not to change his outlandish outfits or behavior, taking a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere by running for homecoming queen and forging a friendship with the football team quarterback.

The cast includes Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox, Larry Pine, Willa FitzgeraldBette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, and Lorraine Toussaint. Breslin played the role of Billy’s rival, and Cox stars as a reporter. Pine portrays Billy’s father while Midler plays Billy’s mother.

Trudie Styler helmed in her feature directorial debut. Producers are Styler, Charlotte Ubben, and Maven PicturesCeline Rattray with Flower Films’ Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell along with Jeffrey Coulter and Bryan Rabin. »

- Dave McNary

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IFC Films Picks Up Trudie Styler’s Feature Directing Debut ‘Freak Show’

19 May 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Freak Show, Trudie Styler’s feature directorial debut, has been acquired by IFC Films for U.S. distribution. The film, based on the James St. James novel of the same name about a cross-dressing teen, first debuted in a sold out screening at the Berlin Film Festival and stars Alex Lawther (Imitation Game), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Bette Midler, and Abigail Breslin. The Works is handling foreign sales at Cannes. The film, which also co-stars Anna Sophia Robb (T… »

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Film Acquisition Rundown: The Orchard Buys ‘Kings,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ and More

19 May 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– The Orchard has acquired the rights to “Kings,” the drama starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Deadline reports. The film focuses on a foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Ergüven previously directed “Mustang,” which received an Oscar nomination in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film. Charles Gilbert and Vincent Maraval served as the producers on “Kings.”

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the crime-thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” The film will be released by the »

- Graham Winfrey

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TV Movie Review: ‘Dirty Dancing’ Rebooted on ABC

18 May 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Here’s a thought experiment. Take any film you love, in any genre — “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Eraserhead,” “9 to 5,” whatever — and imagine it reshot, nearly scene-for-scene, with a cast of new actors inhabiting the exact same story. Same location, same era, same characters, and frequently, even the same dialogue. Is it wide-eyed homage or larceny? Let’s add a confounding element: The only thing that’s changed is that the new version is bloated with seven or eight slick musical numbers, where the characters suddenly start singing the lyrics to the well-known songs that make up the soundtrack. Oh, and one of the characters solves racism. Now how do you feel about it?

There is not enough space here to fully engage with what is so lovely about the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing,” an unconventional, gritty, sexy dance-romance that has become one of the most beloved films of the ‘80s. The »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Scream Queens

17 May 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FoxEpisodes: 23 (hour)Seasons: TwoTV show dates: September 22, 2015 -- December 20, 2016Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diego Boneta, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Oliver Hudson, Nasim Pedrad, Lucien Laviscount, Billie Lourd, and Jamie Lee Curtis.TV show description:      This "classic" college campus comedy horror TV series is set around the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house. Dressed in the college mascot's Red Devil outfit, a killer is on the loose, and almost everyone has a motive.Sorority President, Queen Bee and princess of put-downs Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) is shocked to find that Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) has changed the house rules, allowing anyone to apply to join what was once an exclusive house.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Lena Headey, Alex Lawther films score deals with new-look Works

16 May 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Works Group comes to Cannes under new ownership.

The Works International has boarded international sales rights to Trudie Styler’s Berlin title Freak Show and Jordan Ross’s Tribeca title Thumper.

Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), AnnaSophia Robb (The Way Way Back), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and Bette Midler star in Celine Rattray-produced (Still Alice) comedy-drama about teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Ross’s Thumper, which is executive-produced by Cary Fukunaga stars Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ben Feldman (Cloverfield), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones).

Set in a town of low-income and fractured families, Thumper follows a group of teens who are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Lena Headey, Alex Lawther films score deals for new-look Works

16 May 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Works Group comes to Cannes under new ownership.

The Works International has boarded international sales rights to Trudie Styler’s Berlin title Freak Show and Jordan Ross’s Tribeca title Thumper.

Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), AnnaSophia Robb (The Way Way Back), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and Bette Midler star in Celine Rattray-produced (Still Alice) comedy-drama about teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Ross’s Thumper, which is executive-produced by Cary Fukunaga stars Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ben Feldman (Cloverfield), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones).

Set in a town of low-income and fractured families, Thumper follows a group of teens who are lured into working for a dangerous drug dealer. A new girl arrives who hides a dangerous secret that will impact everybody and change »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Outfest 2017 unveils gala screenings

16 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bryan Fuller will receive Achievement Award.

The 2017 Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival presented by HBO will be held from July 6-16.

Outfest has announced Bryan Fuller as its 2017 Achievement Award recipient and revealed the opening and closing night galas.

Francis Lee’s feature debut God’s Own Country starring Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu, will open the festival, while Trudie Styler’s comedic Freak Show, starring Bette Midler, Alex Lawther, AnnaSophia Robb, Abigail Breslin, Ian Nelson, Larry Pine and a cameo from Laverne Cox, will close the festival. 

The Achievement Award will be presented to Fuller during a ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre on July 6 and is Outfest’s highest honour. It is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to Lgbt film and media. 

Fuller is behind such shows as Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal and most recently American Gods.

Gala screenings include the West Coast premiere of the TV »

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Scream Queens: Cancelled; Fox Passes on Season Three

15 May 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The reign of Scream Queens is over. Today, Fox boss Gary Newman announced that the network has cancelled the TV series after two seasons.Season two of the dark comedy followed the girls of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority as they began work at a hospital with a dark past. The cast includes Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell, Niecy Nash, John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, and James Earl.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Fox cancels Scream Queens after two seasons

15 May 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman has announced that the network has cancelled the anthology horror comedy series Scream Queens after two seasons.

“Over the course of the two seasons, it feels like it was a complete story,” said Newman during the network’s upfronts conference call (via TV Guide). “We have no plans to go back there to tell more stories.”

Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, Scream Queens featured a cast that included Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer Jamie Lee Curtis. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fox Cancels Scream Queens

15 May 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

No matter what number a Chanel you consider yourself, you'll be sad to hear that Scream Queens has been canceled by Fox after two seasons.

Multiple outlets are reporting that Fox is not moving forward with a third season of Scream Queens. The cancelation was reportedly mentioned by Fox's Dana Walden and Gary Newman during a call with reporters this morning. Here's what Walden told reporters (via Variety):

“It feels as if it was a complete series. We have no plans to go back and tell more stories there. We won’t be seeing Scream Queens this season.”

Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, Scream Queens premiered on Fox in the fall of 2015, introducing viewers to the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house at Wallace University, where a murderer dressed as the Red Devil ignited a new reign of terror. Season 2 took viewers into the C.U. »

- Derek Anderson

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