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Vanessa Hudgens & Julianne Hough Join Fox's 'Grease'

Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough are the first names to be cast for Fox’s upcoming Grease!

Julianne, 26, will play Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John in the movie and Vanessa, also 26, will take on the role of Rizzo, played by Stockard Channing.

Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” Julianne shared in a statement. “My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”

Vanessa added, “Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge. She is such an iconic character that continues to transcend generations. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I’m going to be a Pink Lady!”

Grease is expected to premiere @7PM ET/PT on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

'Grease' Live Musical Coming to Fox in 2015!

Fox Networks has just added a live version of the hit musical Grease to it’s 2015 calender!

The network has allotted three-hours for the big hit musical in the schedule!

“From Broadway to film, and across generations, ‘Grease’ is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told — and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event,” Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for Fox, said. “Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for FOX, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”

The musical was made famous in the 70s with the movie version starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

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Grease Talent Search

Check out these new promos for the new TV reality competition, Grease: You’re The One That I Want, a process in which voters will choose the next Sandy and Danny (the perfect girl and the greatest guy) to star in a Broadway revival of the hit musical.

Pop star Olivia Newton-John will revisit her famous role in the film — she will provide commentary for the show. Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush and British television host and stage actress Denise Van Outen will be hosting the series. The judges: David Ian, Kathleen Marshall, and Jim Jacobs.

Grease: You’re The One That I Want kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Jan. 7 @ 8PM ET/PB on NBC. Watch the exclusive video preview below!

Exclusive Grease: You’re The One That I Want Preview
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