Debra Messing (Mysteries of Laura) has been cast on ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake after it was officially greenlit.
Messing is set to play Marjorie Houseman, mother of Baby and wife of Dr Houseman. She is described as a typical 1960s housewife and is on vacation trying to rekindle romance with her workaholic husband.
Dirty Dancing centers on Baby, an innocent young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskills and falls for the resort’s working-class dance instructor.
Abigail Breslin has been cast as Baby in the remake.