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L.A. Screenings: What Seven Major Studios Have on Tap

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

Here’s what seven major studios have on tap during the annual TV market.

CBS Studios Intl.

Big bets are being placed on military dramas “Seal Team,” starring David Boreanaz, and “Valor,” featuring a fresh-faced cast. Summer series “Salvation” also has a military angle (albeit crossed with sci-fi), while both Jeremy Piven’s “Wisdom of the Crowd” and Alan Cumming’s “Instinct” mix crime solving and modern technology. The studio is light on laughs this year, with just one solo-produced comedy: “9Jkl,” based on the life of creator and star Mark Feuerstein.

Disney Media Distribution

Not just one but four new Marvel series will be on display, including the much anticipated “Inhumans” and the youth-skewing “Cloak & Dagger,” “New Warriors” and “Runaways.” And although it’s not based on a comic book, “Grey’s Anatomy” officially becomes a franchise, launching a new as-yet-untitled spinoff. Shonda Rhimes also makes her case with legal drama “For the People,” while »

- Geoff Berkshire

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

7 hours ago | 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' (2017): TV Review

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Imagine, if you will, a more realistic version of Dirty Dancing that strips away the fairy tale contrivances that the movie made us believe thanks to the charisma of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

In this version, we meet nerdy, awkward Baby who has a summertime fling with a dance instructor. But this isn't a fairy tale and Baby, who has never taken an interest in dancing before, doesn't prove to be a lithe, coordinated natural hoofer and she doesn't have incendiary chemistry with her instructor. She tries hard and sometimes gets a few of the steps, and the canoodling »

- Daniel Fienberg

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

22 hours ago | 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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Patrick Swayze Looked Back on Dirty Dancing, His Love Life and Struggles with Fame in Special People Commemorative Issue

19 May 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing with People’s special commemorative issue, “Dirty Dancing — The Music, The Moves, The Memories: Inside the Film’s Most Beloved Dance Romance,” available for purchase here, and on newsstands now. Below, check out this 2007 interview with Swayze from People’s archives, in which Swayze looks back on his love life and struggles with fame:

Johnny Castle Forever: In 2007 Patrick Swayze spoke to People about the film that made him an ideal leading man.

Did you ever think it’d be such a hit?

Initially I thought it was a little  saccharine. But as Jennifer and I started connecting, »

- Mike Miller

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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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Cannes 2017 Updates: Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace Line Up New Projects

16 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl

Cannes is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but it’s also a business hub. The fest — and Cannes market — officially kick off tomorrow, May 17, but new projects are already being announced, including ones toplined by Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace.

Pike has signed on to star as trailblazing chemist and physicist Marie Curie in “Radioactive.” Variety broke the news. The biopic will be directed by “Persepolis” helmer Marjane Satrapi. An adaptation of Lauren Redniss’ graphic nonfiction book “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout,” the live-action project is fully financed by Studiocanal.

“Marie Curie was such a natural force of life. Everybody, everywhere she went was affected by her energy and brilliance,” said Satrapi. “This is an intense role which requires a lot of intelligence and sensibility. Rosamund is ‘the one’ to incarnate her. I understood it the second I met her.”

Pike earned an Oscar nod in 2015 for “Gone Girl.” She was most recently seen in Amma Asante’s well-reviewed interracial romance “A United Kingdom.” She’ll play war reporter Marie Colvin in an upcoming biopic directed by Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”).

Lively will star as a single mom and former Mma fighter in “Bruised,” Deadline reports. Faced with the threat of losing her son to the authorities, the disgraced athlete “must get back in the cage for one last chance to fight for redemption and give her son the life she always wanted.”

Michelle Rosenfarb (“Sweet Surrender”) penned the script and Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) will direct the project. Production for the action-drama will most likely kick off in September.

The source writes that “Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is launching sales on the project to foreign buyers in Cannes this week.” Linda Gottlieb (“Dirty Dancing”) will produce alongside Management 360’s Guymon Casady and Thunder Road PicturesBasil Iwanyk.

Lively made a major splash with last summer’s “The Shallows.” The shark thriller earned nearly $120 million and was made for just $17 million. The “Gossip Girl” alumna’s other credits include “Café Society,” “The Age of Adaline,” and “The Town.”

Prometheus” actress Rapace will portray a counter-terrorism expert in “Close,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. The action-thriller will be directed by Vicky Jewson (“Born of War”), who also co-wrote the script.

According to THR, Rapace’s character “takes on what should be a babysitting job protecting a rich teenage heiress. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run, and then they’ve got to take some lives — or lose theirs.”

Janette Day (“Ghost World”) and Sarah Radclyffe (“Les Misérables”) are among those serving as executive producers on “Close.”

“WestEnd acquired the film under its WeLove banner aimed at female audiences,” THR writes. Production is slated to kick off next month.

Rapace played Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish-language adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and its sequels. She’s set to star in “Callas,” Niki Caro’s upcoming biopic about opera singer Maria Callas.

Check out our infographic about women directors screening films at Cannes this year. The fest runs until May 28.

Cannes 2017 Updates: Rosamund Pike, Blake Lively, and Noomi Rapace Line Up New Projects was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Dirty Dancing’s Most Iconic Moments Celebrated in Special People Commemorative Issue

12 May 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Dirty Dancing was released, but three whole decades have passed since Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey danced their way into our hearts with their movie romance and that iconic lift.

To mark the occasion, fans of the 1987 cult-classic can relive its most memorable moments with People’s commemorative issue “Dirty Dancing — The Music, The Moves, The Memories: Inside the Film’s Most Beloved Romance,” available for purchase here, and on newsstands now.

The 96-page book includes both a demonstration and forward from Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough on how to do “the lift, »

- Nicole Sands

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‘Rent’ Selected as Fox’s Next Live Musical

12 May 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rent” is heading to television.

The award-winning musical is being adapted as one of Fox’s next live productions, Variety has learned. Fox’s show comes as the musical celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil, under the shadow of AIDS. Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, the show is a re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

With the estate of the late original playwright Jonathan Larson, Marc Platt — who worked on Fox’s “Grease: Live” musical,” “La La Land” and “Wicked” — will executive produce the event. Other executive producers are Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution StudiosVince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

More details and casting will be announced later. No premiere date has been set for “Rent.”

“We are so honored to partner with the estate of the »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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

12 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you grew up obsessed with the tale of Baby and Johnny falling in love in the Catskills, brace yourself: ABC’s upcoming “Dirty Dancing” remake is… well, different.

The original film, released in 1987, blended a classic coming-of-age story with a dance-drenched romance, as good girl Baby (Jennifer Grey) finds herself defying her family after meeting dance instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze). Set in the ’60s, it’s been an iconic favorite for 30 years, so of course it’s natural to be curious (and maybe even a little skeptical) of ABC’s remake, which premieres May 24.

Read More: ‘Buffy,’ ‘Community,’ ’30 Rock’ and More: TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes and How Well They Worked in Song and Dance

The new film is three hours long (with commercials) and, rather than let the soundtrack speak for itself, translates “Do You Love Me?” and “Time of My Life” into literal musical numbers performed by the cast, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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

12 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you grew up obsessed with the tale of Baby and Johnny falling in love in the Catskills, brace yourself: ABC’s upcoming “Dirty Dancing” remake is… well, different.

The original film, released in 1987, blended a classic coming-of-age story with a dance-drenched romance, as good girl Baby (Jennifer Grey) finds herself defying her family after meeting dance instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze). Set in the ’60s, it’s been an iconic favorite for 30 years, so of course it’s natural to be curious (and maybe even a little skeptical) of ABC’s remake, which premieres May 24.

Read More: ‘Buffy,’ ‘Community,’ ’30 Rock’ and More: TV’s 12 Best Musical Episodes and How Well They Worked in Song and Dance

The new film is three hours long (with commercials) and, rather than let the soundtrack speak for itself, translates “Do You Love Me?” and “Time of My Life” into literal musical numbers performed by the cast, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Exclusive: Abigail Breslin on Recreating the Iconic 'Dirty Dancing' Lift for the Reboot: 'I Was Terrified'

10 May 2017 4:35 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Abigail Breslin is so excited for fans to see her in the Dirty Dancing reboot!

When Et visited the set of the remake in North Carolina last year, the 21-year-old actress opened up about attempting the original film's iconic lift, made famous by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

Watch: 'Dirty Dancing' Turns 30! 9 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Film

"I was like, 'Ugh, I want to be like Baby. I want to dance like that,'" Breslin, who's portraying the beloved role of Baby Houseman in the reboot, said. "But I'm the most uncoordinated human being on the face of the Earth, so it didn't seem like a likely scenario for me."

Luckily, after eight weeks of rehearsals and getting over her fear of the risqué move, she and Colt Prattes (the new Johnny Castle!) finally got it down.

"I was terrified," she admitted, noting she had no prior dance experience. "I could, like »

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Dirty Dancing: Every Picture We Have of Abigail Breslin as Baby

10 May 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The original Dirty Dancing from 1987 is a classic dancing drama, but will the reboot do it justice? The cast includes Debra Messing, Nicole Scherzinger, and newcomer Colt Prattes, but its success or failure is really on the shoulders of Abigail Breslin, who is filling Jennifer Grey's shoes as Baby. While we're still gathering details about the made-for-tv movie, take a look at all the pictures of Breslin as the main character. If you want more, sift through over 60 pictures we've gotten of the remake. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Sarah Hyland And J. Quinton Johnson Release Duet From ‘Dirty Dancing’ TV Remake

5 May 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” TV event is on its way and Sarah Hyland and J. Quinton Johnson just gave fans a major tease with their duet. The upcoming TV adaptation of the ’80s classic movie stars Abigail Breslin as Baby, played by Jennifer Grey in the 1987 flick, and Colt Prattes as Johnny, originally played by […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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Eiff announces free outdoor screenings by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-05-04 12:00:48

4 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Beauty And The Beast will be among the family favourites screening Photo: Courtesy of Eiff Free outdoor screenings will return to Edinburgh International Film Festival this year from June 16 to 18.

The Film Fest in the City films will include Singin' In The Rain, Clueless and Labyrinth, which will screen in St Andrew Square Garden. A dress-up party for Disney animation Beauty And The Beast, a sing-along Trolls and "dance-alongs" for Mamma Mia! and Dirty Dancing will also feature.

Critically-acclaimed blockbusters including Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, Kubo and The Two Strings and Eiff 2016 Audience Award Winner Hunt For The Wilderpeople will also join the line-up.

Artistic director Mark Adams said: “We’re thrilled to be rolling out the green carpet for the sixth annual Film Fest in the City. Whether you want to dance and sing-along to a cult classic or gather the family to watch a film under the stars, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Peter Kay's Car Share: a rare treat of a sitcom

3 May 2017 1:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gem Wheeler May 3, 2017

With series two over and no further episodes on the horizon, we salute funny, warm, clever sitcom Peter Kay's Car Share...

Everyday life may be full of funny moments, but it’s fair to say that most of them aren’t found during the commute to work; traffic jams, roadworks and incompetent drivers raise stress levels like little else. The prospect of watching two people make small talk in a confined space as inane radio jingles play gooseberry in the background doesn’t sound like a promising start for a comedy series. Yet somehow, Peter Kay's Car Share won a huge audience for its first series on BBC One back in 2015. After a dramatic ending to its second run this week, fans were desperate to learn what would become of star-crossed couple John and Kayleigh’s burgeoning romance, only to have those hopes dashed when star, co-writer »

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10 Best TV Shows to See in May: 'Twin Peaks,' True-Crime Docs and More

2 May 2017 1:18 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

We're living in a veritable golden age of bizarre reality TV competitions, dear readers. In 2017, children will frantically prepare BBQ cuisine; hoofers will boogie for J-Lo's amusement; and contestants will attempt to impress Jamie Foxx by outsmarting an app. Meanwhile, Shonda Rhimes takes on the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet, Bernie Madoff gets what-for courtesy of Robert De Niro and an 1980s artifact springs back to life in all of its permed glory. Oh, and there's a talking dog in the mix as well. Oh and did we mention that »

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Dancing With the Stars Week 7 Recap: Did the Right Couples Go Home?

1 May 2017 7:26 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dancing With the Stars welcomed its seventh week of competition with double trouble — and not just because the cast of Descendants 2 appeared for an odd, lip-synced interlude. (Seriously, why even try to fool us with those headset microphones?)

The ABC series also delivered a double elimination on Monday, and in the wake of Heather Morris’ premature goodbye, all of the remaining contestants seemed a bit rattled on the dance floor.

Before revealing the results, let’s rank each of the Hollywood Night performances:

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7. Bonner Bolton and pro Sharna Burgess »

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First Look: Dirty Dancing Recreates Baby and Johnny’s Iconic Finale Lift

1 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are lifts, and then there’s the Lift.

All eyes will be on Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes in the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake for the iconic dance move, and People has your exclusive First Look at the finale’s highly anticipated moment.

In the photo, Breslin beams as Prattes — stepping into the dancing shoes of resort guest Frances “Baby” Houseman and Kellerman dance instructor Johnny Castle, respectively —  triumphantly holds her above his head as the onlookers cheer.

The Lift, made famous by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the 1987 classic, was no easy feat for the lead actress. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Ratings: Once Eyes Second Straight Gain, American Crime Up With Finale

1 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC bubble drama Once Upon a Time this Sunday drew 3 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating, rising (11 percent and a tenth) for a second straight week to mark its biggest audience since March 12 and a 5-week high in the demo.

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Leading out of that, Match Game (3.3 mil/0.8) and American Crime‘s Season 3 finale (2 mil/0.4, average TVLine reader grade of “B”) both ticked up a tenth in the demo. All told, ABC enjoyed its best night since the Oscars (on Feb. 26).

RelatedAmerican Crime Finale Recap: Was It a Satisfying Ending? »

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