Dirty Dancing On ABC
ABC Television Network will present its special three-hour filmed musical event Dirty Dancing on Wednesday, May 24, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT. Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon. This film features the story from the beloved 1987 romantic drama and instant movie classic told from a fresh perspective, diving deeper into the iconic characters, showcasing their progression and tackling social themes like race, women’s rights and the socio-economic division in the country at that time.
NBC Expands its annual Red Nose Day event to a three-hour program block on Thursday, May 25, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT with top stars. Chris Hardwick is set to host the event that uses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty. A couple of highlights include Academy Award winner Julia Roberts in Kenya on Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day and Derek Hough, Stephen Amell, Natalie Morales and more tackling the course on Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day.
CBS will air the season finale of Elementary on Sunday, May 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict, and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.
FOX will premiere its all-new revival of Love Connection on Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Andy Cohen, this version is amped up for today’s digital dating audience. Each hour will feature single men and/or women in search of romance. They’ll tell Cohen exactly what they’re looking for in a partner and why they’ve found it so hard to meet Mr. or Miss Right. After viewing short video introductions of the three people with whom the Single has gone on blind dates, the studio audience will vote on which of the three they think is the best match. If he/she chooses the same person whom the audience did, then the Single will be given $10,000. If those choices don’t match, then the single must decide – forgo the money and go with their original choice, or go with the audiences’ choice.
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