via press release:
DANCE INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH A "" MARATHON, FOLLOWED BY
“DIRTY DANCING” AND THE NETWORK PREMIERE OF “BURLESQUE”
ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST STARTING AT 11AM
(Burbank, December 12, 2012) It’s a marathon of “,” “Baby” and “Burlesque” as ABC Family celebrates the New Year with a day of dance. Starting at 11AM ET/PT, catch seven hours of the hit drama “ ,” followed by a special airing of “Dirty Dancing” at 6PM ET/PT and the network premiere of “Burlesque,” at 8:30PM ET/PT.
Tired of her life as a showgirl in Las Vegas, Michelle (Tony Award®-winning actor Sutton Foster) impulsively agrees to marry Hubbell – her biggest fan. But her arrival into his small town isn’t well received – especially by his mother (Kelly Bishop, “Gilmore Girls”), who runs a dance studio full of “.” The series returns with all new episodes with the mid-season premiere on Monday, January 7th at 9PM ET/PT.
In “Dirty Dancing,” a young woman (Jennifer) comes of age when she falls in love with the dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) at a summer resort.
A struggling singer and dancer (Christina Aguilera) moves to Los Angeles and tries to catch her big break in a “Burlesque” show, run by a former dancer (Cher). The film also stars Eric Dane, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci.
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