Dirty Dancing Sarah Hyland

Dirty Dancing: Sarah Hyland Joins ABC Remake as Lisa Houseman

Sarah Hyland is joining an old-fashioned family.

The Modern Family actress has signed on to play Lisa Houseman, older sister to Abigail Breslin’s Baby, in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has confirmed.

The Lisa role was played in the original film by Jane Brucker.

Deadline first reported the Breslin news.

Previously announced cast members include dancer Colt Prattes (as Johnny)The Mysteries of Laura‘s Debra Messing (as Baby’s mother, Marjorie Houseman) and former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger as Penny.

To be adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story) and counting Dirty Dancing screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein among its executive producers, the reboot will feature “filmed song and dance performances” as it follows Frances “Call Me Baby, But Don’t Put Me in a Corner” Houseman, an innocent 1960s lass who vacations with her family in the Catskills and eventually falls for the resort’s swivel-hipped, working-class dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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4 Comments
  1. Guilherme says:

    I love her.

  2. baz says:

    playing the bitch big sister with a heart, I love her range!!

  3. sunshine says:

    “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” is the real quote. Spoken not by her but by him.