Katey Sagal Dirty Dancing

Katey Sagal Joins ABC's Dirty Dancing Remake as Vivian Pressman

Hurricane Katey is bearing down on the Catskills.

Sons of Anarchy vet Katey Sagal has joined ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake in the role of Vivian Pressman, TVLine has learned.

Vivian — aka the Kellerman’s “bungalow bunny” — is a former beauty queen who likes to seduce younger male staff members like Johnny (played by dancer Colt Prattes). Recently divorced and fabulously wealthy, Vivian introduces Marjorie (Debra Messing) to the freedoms of being single, causing her to question her own marriage. Vivian isn’t used to being rejected, so when Johnny calls things off to be with Baby (Abigail Breslin), she takes matters into her own hands.

DirtyDancing_089PyxurzMiranda Garrison originated the role in the 1987 film.

Sagal, who is coming off FX’s short-lived Bastard Executioner, recently signed on to star in CBS’ untitled comedy pilot about a family of drag racers.

The cast also includes American Crime Story‘s Bruce Greenwood (Baby’s dad Jake), Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland (Baby’s older sis Lisa) and Former Pussycat Doll 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 remake will feature “filmed song and dance performances,” per producer Lionsgate.

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6 Comments
  1. Cas says:

    No amount of love I have for Katey will make me watch this….

  2. TJ says:

    ABC needs to change filming locations….. this should not be filmed in NC!

  3. Emily says:

    Isn’t part of what made the Johnny/Vivienne Pressman relationship such a sad story was the fact that she was married and her husband was basically paying Johnny to keep her off his hands. I don’t think its going to have the same punch with her just being a cougar divorcee. Not looking forward to this.

  4. Raul J says:

    They really should find a role for Jennifer Grey.