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Katey Sagal Joins the Cast of ABC’s Dirty Dancing Remake

April 4, 2016 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

TV Line reports that Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, Married With Children) is set to star in the upcoming three-hour Dirty Dancing remake from ABC. Sagal is set to portray Vivian Pressman.

Vivian, a “bungalow bunny” of Kellerman, is a former beauty queen who likes to seduce younger male staff members like Johnny (Colt Prattes). She’s recently divorced and very wealthy. She introduces Marjorie (Debra Messing) to the freedoms of being single, which causes Marjorie to question her marriage. In the new ABC version, Vivian doesn’t care for being rejected by Johnny, who wants to be with Baby (Abigail Breslin). This causes Vivian to take matters into her own hands.

Sagal joins the cast of the new TV version alongside Bruce Greenwood as Jake, Sarah Hyland as Lisa, and Nicole Scherzinger as Penny. Jessica Sharzer is adapting the film for TV. The show is set to feature “filmed song and dance performances.”