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That's right baby! Jennifer Grey is returning for a Dirty Dancing sequel

L.A. Dance Project Annual Gala - Arrivals
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Nobody puts Baby in the corner! According to reports, Dirty Dancing, the 1987 hit movie, is returning with a sequel which will see Jennifer Grey step into the old dancing shoes as she reprises her role as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman.

“Jennifer Grey returns to Kellerman’s in the next chapter,” said a voiceover featuring original footage of Dirty Dancing during Lionsgate’s presentation at Cinemacon in Las Vegas on Thursday, per Entertainment Weekly.

There's no other information about this "next chapter" yet, though Dirty Dancing has been mined for many stories over the years. A short-lived TV series ran in 1988. There was the 2004 prequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, a box office flop that didn't seem to have much in common with the original except for Patrick Swayze playing a dance instructor. A stage version, originating in Australia in 2004 before touring the world, also proved popular. Then in 2017, ABC produced a critically-derided TV movie featuring Abigail Breslin and Nicole Scherzinger.

Back in 2020, EW learned that Jennifer Grey was working on an as-yet-untitled dance film with Lionsgate set in the '90s with Grey pulling double duty as lead and executive producer. It appears this was the project, but let's hope it soars a bit higher than Havana Nights.