The 3-hour musical will star Abigail Breslin as Frances "Baby" Houseman and feature newcomer Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze’s Johnny Castle role. In the film, Billy is Johnny’s cousin and friend, who introduces Baby to the “dirty dancing” world of the Kellerman's resort staff.
Smart shared the exciting news on Instagram on Tuesday, writing, “SURPRISE!! Thanks @Deadline #ABC #LionsGate.”
The triple threat opened up to ET last week at the premiere of his latest film, The Perfect Match, revealing that his relationship with longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, is all about mutual support.
"That's what we do, man. She supports me, I support her," Smart said. "That's love."