Sarah Hyland will play Lisa Houseman in ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake, EW has confirmed.
Lisa is Baby’s extroverted older sister, a role originated in the 1987 film by Jane Brucker. While vacationing with her family in the Catskills at the Kellerman’s resort, Lisa gets cheated on by a womanizing waiter.
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An air date has not yet been set for the televised musical event, but casting news has been coming out fast and furious as the project comes together. Nicole Scherzinger has been cast as Penny, Debra Messing as the Houseman matriarch, Colt Prattes as Johnny, and, of course, Abigail Breslin will portray Frances “Baby” Houseman.