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From Dirty Dancing to Grease Live: Ranking How the Internet Felt About All the TV Musical Adaptations

3 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every time you change the channel, it seems that another primetime network has revamped another classic for the small screen — and sometimes, to viewers’ displeasure.

After this week’s Dirty Dancing remake, which, well, wasn’t a fan favorite, we’re taking a look back at what the Internet has had to say about the rest of the primetime musical adaptations, from the low to high notes.

8. Dirty Dancing

The latest addition to the primetime lineup of musical remakes was a little different. ABC’s Dirty Dancing wasn’t technically a musical, and it wasn’t live, as many of the revamps have been. »

- Diana Pearl

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110 Summer TV Shows: Every New and Returning Series (Photos)

14 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There’s more TV than ever, and TheWrap’s here to help you keep track of it all. “Casual” (Hulu) Tuesday, May 23 “Dirty Dancing” (ABC) Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. “Red Nose Day Special” (NBC) Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. “Love Connection” (Fox) Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. “Beat Shazam” (Fox) Thursday, May 25 at 9 p.m. “Bloodline” (Netflix) Friday, May 26 “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (The CW) Monday, May 29 at 9 p.m. “Still Star-Crossed” (ABC) Monday, May 29 at 10 p.m. “F Is for Family” (Netflix) Tuesday, May 30 “House of Cards” (Netflix) Tuesday, May 30 “America’s Got Talent” (NBC) Tuesday, May 30 at 8 p. »

- Reid Nakamura

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You Can Stay at the Actual Dirty Dancing Hotel, but it’s Not in the Catskills

20 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the controversial Dirty Dancing remake, we know just the place.

Although the Catskills served as the setting for Baby and Johnny’s memorable summer, the Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia, was the actual filming location for the resort. And if you’ve been waiting to live out the vacation of your Dd dreams we’ve got good news: the hotel is still very much open for business.

Related: Stars Favorite Hotels in Cannes, David Henrie’s Honeymoon Resort and More Celeb-Favorite Stays

Watch This: Property Brother Drew Scott Explains When »

- Megan Stein

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Did Not Give Viewers Time of Their Lives: ‘Worst Remake Ever’

20 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If it’s not broken, why try to fix it? A lot of fans have a major bone to pick with ABC’s new TV musical version of the beloved 1987 classic movie “Dirty Dancing,” which originally starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Wednesday night’s remake, featuring Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin, had people airing complaints on Twitter, and the results are nothing short of hilarious. Some viewers thought up ways other remakes could ruin an original. “Titanic remake: Jack lives!!!” one user tweeted. Others were nearly speechless, simply saying that ABC’s version was the “worst remake ever.” Also »

- Ashley Boucher

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The Link Down

20 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's impossible to keep up these days. So herewith a bunch of news we haven't covered and other enjoyable places to go on the web today...

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Baz Lurhmann has written a letter to fans about the cancellation of The Get Down, his Netflix series. My favorite bit because I like having him on the big screen in 2 hour doses:

All sorts of things have been thrown around for the future... even a stage show (can you imagine that? I can, concert version anyone? Next summer? Just saying.) But the simple truth is, I make movies. And the thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life. Since The Get Down stopped, I have actually been spending the last few months preparing my new cinematic work...

Variety IFC is on a buying spree at Cannes, including Lars Von Trier's latest, a »

- NATHANIEL R

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Dirty Dancing Remake is More Proof Patrick Swayze Needs to be Left Alone

20 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Thank God it’s over.  That’s all I can say.  You might remember about a month ago I wrote how absolutely wrong it was that Dirty Dancing would be remade into an awful TV movie starring Abigail Breslin.   I said it back then and I’m happy to say it now, it’s horrible.  I stuck to my guns and didn’t watch one second of this flop.  All I did was smile and read all the horrible reviews.  I mean seriously.  Did anyone even remotely think this would be pulled off?  No offense to Abigail Breslin here but she hasn’t been good in

Dirty Dancing Remake is More Proof Patrick Swayze Needs to be Left Alone »

- Nat Berman

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Dirty Dancing’s Colt Prattes Lost 20 Lbs. on a Plan Inspired by Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Buyer’s Club Diet

22 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Colt Prattes decided to follow an unconventional diet to prep for his role in the Dirty Dancing remake — one inspired by Matthew McConaughey‘s extreme weight loss plan to play an AIDS patient in Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Prattes — whose abs and love of weight lifting are well-documented on his Instagram — says he had to slim down to fit the look of the era.

“I actually had to lose about 20 to 30 lbs. for the movie because nobody was that big in the ’60s,” he told E! at the movie’s PaleyLive premiere. “I went on Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Buyer »

- Julie Mazziotta

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TV Ratings: ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Flounders Against ‘Survivor’ Season Finale

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC’s remake of the classic film “Dirty Dancing” failed to make a significant impact in the Wednesday ratings, coming in well below the season finale of “Survivor” in both key ratings measures.

According to Nielsen data, “Dirty Dancing” averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers, airing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Survivor,” on from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., averaged a 1.9 and 8.6 million viewers on CBS, with the after-show at 10 p.m. pulling a 1.4 and 6.2 million viewers. Nevertheless, the remake drove ABC to its most-watched Wednesday in nearly seven months, with the Cma Awards.

On Fox, the season finale of “Shots Fired” (0.9, 3.4 million) rose in both measures, as did the season closer of “Empire” (2.4, 6.9 million), which was also the highest-rated show of the night in the demo.

On NBC, the two-hour season finale of “Law & Order: Svu” (1.3, 6 million viewers) ticked up in both measures and delivered the series’ most-watched episode since February.

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- Joe Otterson

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Ratings: Dirty Dancing Gives ABC a Little Lift; Arrow, Svu and Empire Rise

25 May 2017 8:38 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Oh, Baby! ABC’s Dirty Dancing delivered 6.6 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, giving the network its most-watched Wednesday in nearly seven months (since the Cma Awards) and its best hump day rating since April 5.

TVLine readers gave the redo that nobody asked for an average grade of “D-“; be sure to peruse Andy Swift’s “burning questions” here.

RelatedDirty Dancing: 20 Burning Questions About ABC’s Curious Remake (Including That Bizarre Ending)

Elsewhere on the night….

The CW | Thursday-bound Arrow (1.72 mil/0.6, average TVLine reader grade of “A”) drew its best audience since Feb. 1 while ticking up a tenth in the demo. »

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May Sweeps In Memoriam: 40+ Deaths From Supernatural, Scandal, Arrow and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?

25 May 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Grim Reaper certainly made his presence known during May Sweeps 2017, as roughly four dozen characters across the five major broadcast networks met an untimely, often grisly end during the deadly four-week period (which concluded on Wednesday).

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2017: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!

Supernatural kicked off the bloodbath on the first night of sweeps, April 27, with two losses. The CW series continued to take lives, culminating in a season finale that featured the demise of seven players, including longtime fan faves Castiel and Crowley (the latter of whom will definitely not return »

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Dirty Dancing: 10 Most Wtf Moments from ABC's TV Remake

25 May 2017 5:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The original 1987 Dirty Dancing is a movie that worked against all odds. Eighties sensibility (and hairstyles and theme song) shoehorned into a Sixties nostalgia piece, a miniscule budget, a cast of unknowns, and a troubled production – not to mention a heroine named … Baby. And yet it positively crackled, thanks to Eleanor Bergstein's deeply personal script, crazy chemistry between leads Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, and the ethereal gyrations of the late, great Swayze.

So how do you re-create that magic? The short answer is: You don't. The long, much »

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‘Archer’ Finale Review: ‘Dreamland’ Ends Season 8 with A Message to Fans and A Bigger Mystery Than Ever

24 May 2017 8:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Archer Dreamland” Season 8, Episode 8, “Auflösung.”]

For those wondering but unwilling to use Google, “auflösung” — the title of the Season 8 finale — is German for “resolution.” But while “Archer” certainly resolved the central mystery of “Dreamland,” Adam Reed’s last episode of 2017 didn’t end it. Or maybe it did. We don’t really know the lasting effects of what we just saw, and while that’s partially enticing — considering how creative the “Archer” team can be — it’s also a little disappointing.

To sum up the plot: Barry, Trexler’s henchman-turned-cyborg, was the one who killed Woodhouse. As Archer reminded us last week, that’s how “Archer Dreamland” began: with Archer out to avenge the death of his partner. In the end, though, it was Krieger, the Frankenstein to Barry’s monster, who killed Woodhouse’s killer by unleashing a pack of robot dogs on the unstoppable assassin. It takes a robot to kill a robot, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Archer’ Finale Review: ‘Dreamland’ Ends Season 8 with A Message to Fans and A Bigger Mystery Than Ever

24 May 2017 8:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Archer Dreamland” Season 8, Episode 8, “Auflösung.”]

For those wondering but unwilling to use Google, “auflösung” — the title of the Season 8 finale — is German for “resolution.” But while “Archer” certainly resolved the central mystery of “Dreamland,” Adam Reed’s last episode of 2017 didn’t end it. Or maybe it did. We don’t really know the lasting effects of what we just saw, and while that’s partially enticing — considering how creative the “Archer” team can be — it’s also a little disappointing.

To sum up the plot: Barry, Trexler’s henchman-turned-cyborg, was the one who killed Woodhouse. As Archer reminded us last week, that’s how “Archer Dreamland” began: with Archer out to avenge the death of his partner. In the end, though, it was Krieger, the Frankenstein to Barry’s monster, who killed Woodhouse’s killer by unleashing a pack of robot dogs on the unstoppable assassin. It takes a robot to kill a robot, »

- Ben Travers

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'Dirty Dancing' Fans Had Some Harsh Words for New Remake -- Check Out the Best Twitter Reactions

24 May 2017 8:59 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

ABC's Dirty Dancing remake aired Wednesday, and fans had a lot to say about the dubious redux -- and not a lot of it was super positive. However, that didn't stop the wave of feedback from being super funny.

The musical, which is a remake of the beloved 1987 romantic drama, starred Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle -- a role originated by Patrick Swayze -- and Abigail Breslin as Frances "Baby" Houseman -- first portrayed by Jennifer Grey.

Watch: Review: 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Is Less About Dancing, More About Singing -- Let's Break It Down!

Many fans of the original were apprehensive before the remake even hit the airwaves, and their response during and after the debut was swift and furious.

"What Is This Abomination @ABCNetwork I Demand A Thousand Apologies For This! #DirtyDancing We Did Nothing To Deserve This!!" one Twitter user exclaimed.

Another Twitter user evoked the "shame nun" from Game of Thrones to make »

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Reboot Feels The Fury Of The Twitterverse: ‘Somebody Needs To Put This Whole Movie In The Corner’

24 May 2017 8:25 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

ABC’s long-awaited “Dirty Dancing” reboot made its debut on Wednesday, and if critics haven’t been kind to the made-for-tv remake of the beloved 1987 blockbuster, that’s nothing compared to the frenzy of hate the film whipped up in the Twittersphere. In fact, some would argue that the sarcastic tweets and disparaging memes aimed at the movie […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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‘Somebody Needs to Put This Whole Movie in the Corner’: Twitter Has a Lot to Say About ABC’s Dirty Dancing Remake

24 May 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The small-screen reimagining of Dirty Dancing aired Wednesday evening — and Twitter users candidly shared their opinions about the musical production.

Thirty years after the 1987 film favorite released, ABC gave it new life with its three-hour TV special, starring Abigail Breslin (Baby Houseman), Colt Prattes (Johnny Castle), Sarah Hyland (Lisa Houseman), Debra Messing (Marjorie Houseman), Nicole Scherzinger (Penny Rivera), Katey Sagal (Vivian Pressman) and Bruce Greenwood (Dr. Jake Houseman).

“This isn’t a replica of the original. This takes some liberties. It has the DNA of the original, but you are going to find out what happened to Baby and Johnny after that summer ended. »

- Natalie Stone

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Empire Finale Recap: Was It an Unforgettable End to Season 3?

24 May 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Roughly 15 minutes into Empire‘s Season 3 finale on Wednesday it’s revealed that Andre and Shyne are planning to murder Lucious not with a bullet but with a bomb. What’s more, the I.E.D. is slated to be detonated outside of an event space (in this case a casino) following a musical performance. The eerie and, of course, unintended parallel to this week’s horrific terror attack in Manchester was impossible to ignore, and it remained so as the episode built to the inevitable, explosive climax. Should Fox have pulled — or at the very least tweaked — the episode in light of recent events? »

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Arrow Recap: Revisit 37 Great Moments From One Helluva Season 5 Finale

24 May 2017 5:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The CW’s Arrow hit the bull’s-eye with its Season 5 finale on Wednesday night, delivering its best closer in at least three years, possibly more. (Seasons 1 and 2 aren’t so fresh in my #PeakTV’d bean, sorry.)

RelatedArrow: Katie Cassidy to Return as Series Regular for Season 6

Simply said, the hour was everything once expected and hoped for — a makeshift Team Arrow battling a battalion of baddie  — and more. For amid the assorted skirmishes, the superhero drama made time to carve out a plethora of character moments, giving people time to say the things that should and »

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Why ‘Dirty Dancing’ Star Colt Prattes Was ‘Terrified’ to Deliver Patrick Swayze’s Classic Line

24 May 2017 4:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There’s no question that Colt Prattes had the time of his life shooting “Dirty Dancing,” ABC’s musical remake of the Oscar-winning 1987 film. Prattes — a relative unknown whose biggest previous credit was the music video for Pink’s “Try” — plays Johnny Castle, the role originally played by the late Patrick Swayze. The new version airs Wednesday and also stars Abigail Breslin as Baby (Jennifer Grey’s character), with Sarah Hyland, Debra Messing, Katey Sagal, Nicole Scherzinger, Bruce Greenwood and Billy Dee Williams rounding out the cast. “You can’t do it better,” Prattes tells TheWrap of the original film. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Colt Prattes Reveals Why He Was ‘Terrified’ Taking on Patrick Swayze’s Beloved Role in the Dirty Dancing Remake

24 May 2017 4:04 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When it comes to Dirty Dancing, most people immediately think of the late Patrick Swayze. But Colt Prattes thinks of his stepmother.

The Georgia native — who is playing Swayze’s iconic role of Johnny Castle in ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing — grew up watching the hit 1987 movie almost every weekend that he visited his father’s house, where the TV was often tuned to an airing of it.

“She always had it on in the background, and we used to sit there and watch it,” Prattes, 31, told People of his stepmom, who has since passed away. “She loved it so much. »

- Dave Quinn

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