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Meghan Overdeep
Jan 15, 2016 @ 8:30 am

ABC's Dirty Dancing remake just got one giant lift scene closer to our television screens. Debra Messing has signed on to star as mother to Baby (played by Abigail Breslin), Marjorie Houseman, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Messing, 47, will fill the shoes of Kelly Bishop, whose 1987 portrayal of the Houseman matriarch has inspired countless "nobody puts Baby in a corner" quotes over the years. There is still no word yet on who will have the time of their life reprising the iconic character of Johnny, originally played by the late Patrick Swayze.

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The script for the three-hour musical adaptation of the classic love story is being penned by Jessica Sharzer (of American Horror Story fame) and produced by Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie. Finally, Glee dream-team Adam Anders and Peer Astrom will do the music, and Andy Blankenbuehler (of Broadway's hit Hamilton) will serve as choreographer.

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