EXCLUSIVE: Following on from the success of The Real Full Monty, Seven has greenlit a short-run series The Real Dirty Dancing, which sees celebrities perform in the actual locations used in the 1987 hit film.
The project will feature Aussie stars Hugh Sheridan, Jamie Durie, Jessica Rowe, Firass Dirani, Stephanie Rice, Anne Edmonds, Jude Bolton and Anna Heinrich. It will be hosted by Todd McKenney.
The Eureka Productions series is tipped to run about 4 or 5 episodes, with a finale in Sydney.
Like The Real Full Monty and the upcoming Ladies Night it is expected to profile several health matters. Added to Seven’s top-heavy local production roster, the show’s rehearsals will begin immediately.
Principal photography for Dirty Dancing took place in Lake Lure, North Carolina, and Mountain Lake, Virginia.