ABC Is Poised to Remake Dirty Dancing, Starring Abigail Breslin

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

ABC is poised to remake Dirty Dancing, starring Abigail Breslin

ABC is close to greenlighting a three-hour TV movie based on the 1987 classic Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey film. Scream Queens vet Breslin is set to play Baby, but the project is contingent on the casting of the male lead.


Did Jon Stewart just offer a preview of his new gig on HBO?

After last night’s lengthy return to The Daily Show, "it’s hard to imagine Stewart pursuing a project where he’s not able to use his platform and power to effect change,” says Joanna Robinson. "There’s no indication whether those HBO segments will be bookended by Stewart sitting back behind a desk like his former colleague John Oliver does. But after watching him scream 'he’s not nice!'  in reference to (Mitch) McConnell, it’s clear that Stewart in disgruntled, bearded anchorman mode would be pure magic for HBO."


Telenovela will reunite Eva Longoria and her Desperate Housewives hubby

Longoria tweeted that Ricardo Chavira will appear on her NBC comedy. “He’s amazing and still my first love!” she added. PLUS: Telenovela debuts soft in Monday preview.


Fans of The Leftovers campaign for Season 3 outside HBO offices

A group of fans dressed in costume Monday as The Guilty Remnant to petition for a third season.


Robert Kirkman is suing 5 people who’ve filed for Walking Dead trademarks

The Walking Dead creator is accusing the “squatters” of trying to use his show and graphic novel to sell everything from carpets to cigarillos to health food.


Stephen Colbert reflects on the recent mass shootings, advocates for gun control

Colbert, who was off since before Thanksgiving, said on his show Monday: “Why is it so easy to buy bullets when I have to show three forms of ID to buy Sudafed?”


Fargo boss talks the Massacre at Sioux Falls — and reuniting with Martin Freeman

Noah Hawley says of last night’s opening: "I always had conceptual idea that there was a big book of true crime, and each of these Fargo stories was a chapter. I can’t say everything I do is 100 percent successful, but it felt like the book was a fun framing device, the idea that a show, even in the ninth hour, is trying to tell a story in the most interesting way, and get the audience to ask these questions.” PLUS: This was Fargo’s most ambitious hour yet, and how Patrick Wilson watches each week.


Emerald City
, NBC’s next Wizard of Oz project, casts Joely Richardson as Glinda

The Nip/Tuck alum joins a cast that will feature Vincent D’Onofrio as the all-powerful Wizard.


Empire and black-ish dominate NAACP Image Awards nominations

In the outstanding drama category, Empire is facing Power, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Being Mary Jane.


Grease: Live adds "Jan Brady" from The Brady Bunch

Eve Plumb will play the T-Birds shop teacher on the Fox live musical.


Did SNL rip off its Settl dating app?

A Settl app was pitched in September as part of L.A. Comedy Hack Day.


Spike TV announces Red Mars series, based on the "Mars Trilogy" books

The space series, based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s novels, will be due in January 2017.


TLC to show the Bible Bowl 3 days after Christmas

Cameras will follow seven kids as they compete in the annual Bible trivia competition.


Gwendoline Christie insists she fought a real bear on Game of Thrones

“When it was good,” she tells James Corden, "it was fed cream in a frying pan with a really long handle. And when it came out of its trailer, you had to give it a round of applause.”


Supergirl is getting her own comic book again following the success of the CBS drama

Supergirl: Digital First Vol. 1 will focus on the events of the first season. PLUS: Why last night's Supergirl twist was so smart.


Here’s your first look at David Brent’s new Office

Ricky Gervais tweeted a first look at his David Brent film, Life on the Road.


Bindi Irwin will be allowed by collect her Dancing with the Stars earnings

Issues with Irwin being a minor had prevented her from receiving her check.