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Dallas: TNT Unveils New Trailer
TNT wants to take you back to Southfork next summer when Dallas returns to TV. Instead of going the new Charlie's Angels or Hawaii Five-0 route and rebooting the series, TNT has decided to create a continuation of the original Dallas, which ran from 1978 to 1991.
The new Dallas, which will premiere in the summer of 2012, jumps forward several years from where the original series ended. The Ewings still live at Southfork Ranch, but J.R. is now getting on his years and is in a sort of nursing home. Bobby is married to a new wife, Ann (Brenda Strong). His son, Christopher, and J.R.'s son, John Ross, are grown men and they're working hard to carry on the legacy of family squabbles. John Ross is determined to carry on his father's business of drilling for oil, while Christopher is more interested in alternative green technology. »
Next summer, TNT is taking a slightly different approach to a classic television series. While networks have rebooted shows like Hawaii Five-o and Charlie’s Angels, TNT is going a different route and resurrecting Dallas as a continuation of the original series. Not only will storyline continuity exist from the original series (which ended in 1991), but three of the show’s original actors are returning to reprise their roles: Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Linda Grey (Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing).
Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) joins the cast as the fourth member of the older generation (and Bobby’s new wife, Ann), while four young actors and actresses dominate the younger generation, consisting of J.R. and Bobby’s sons and their girlfriends. After taking a break after shooting the pilot, production on Dallas resumed recently and we had an opportunity to chat with Brenda about her role on the show, »
It's kind of difficult to express my affinity for the original Dallas. The truth is (and I know I'm revealing my age here), but it first premiered a year before I was born. Technically, I was barely old enough to watch it during its entire 13 year run. But I remember watching it throughout my childhood with my parents and later in reruns.
When I first heard that TNT was making a continuation of the original series, I was interested. But then I watched the trailer for the new show and hearing that familiar theme song made me incredibly eager to dive back into this show. There's just something about that music that brings you back to earlier days, when 90 million people would tune in to a single episode or a show like Dallas rarely had a season that was less than 25 episodes.
Now TNT is hoping to bring out that »
CBS Larry Hagman
In the fall of 1982, then-president Ronald Reagan was navigating the economy out of a severe recession, combating a 10% unemployment rate and dealing with a 49% approval rating. Every Friday night America would tune-in in droves to CBS for the No. 1 rated television show in the country, “Dallas.”
Perhaps sensing that the time is right for a little old-fashioned escapism with an antagonist it’s kind of fun to root for, Warner Brothers has announced it is relaunching “Dallas »
- Michelle Gerdes
The TNT Network has decided to give fans a sneak peek at their newly revamped series ‘Dallas’. The show will air its pilot episode this coming Monday, July 11th at 9pm Est. Come on, you know your mom used to make you watch it! So now’s your chance to check out the former 80′s series, modernized for the times. The cast line up is a plus! Dallas alumni Patrick Duffy, back as Bobby, and Linda Grey, as Sue Ellen, will be returning to their roots along with The Fast and the Furious beauty Jordana Brewster, Desperate Housewives’ landscaper Jesse Metcalfe and Brenda Strong, Julie Gonzalo from Veronica Mars, 90210′s Josh »
5 items from 2011
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