TNT Orders ‘Dallas’ Revival: New & Returning Cast Members; Sneak Peek Pilot

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dallas tnt new cast TNT Orders Dallas Revival: New & Returning Cast Members; Sneak Peek Pilot

Ready for the latest take on a television classic to hit your TV screen? TNT hopes so, as the network has ordered an initial season of Dallas, which will continue the story of the venerated primetime soap.

The new show (don’t call it a reboot) will begin in the summer of 2012, but nostalgic Dallas fans can get a glimpse of the pilot next Monday, July 11th. The preview will air during the summer debuts of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.

Certainly the most exciting news for those with fond memories of Dallas‘ original 14-year run is the return of Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, who will reprise their roles of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing, respectively. But since it’s been over two decades since Dallas went off the air for good, the new series will feature the next generation of Texas oilmen and women.

Chief among them are two Desperate Housewives alumni, Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe. They’ll be playing J.R.’s son Jon Ross (of course) and Bobby’s son Christopher, respectively. Both are smitten with the character played by Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious). This presents a problem for Christopher, who’s engaged to Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo of Veronica Mars and Eli Stone).

It looks like the forbidden love and intrigue of the original will play a major part in the revival. As they say in Texas, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

dallas group shot TNT Orders Dallas Revival: New & Returning Cast Members; Sneak Peek Pilot

Dallas represents TNT’s attempt at the reboot game, but they’re hardly standing alone. CBS has Hawaii Five-0, ABC has the forthcoming Charlie’s Angels, and the recently cancelled V. Add to that disastrous attempts like Bionic Woman, Knight Rider and the scrapped Wonder Woman, and it’s safe to say that movies no longer have an exclusive on IP retreads.

So, which camp will Dallas fall into? It’s hard to say at the moment. While bringing back the biggest names from the original is a good start, it’ll be hard to gain an audience among viewers who have to check Wikipedia to find out who shot J.R. Then again, TNT doesn’t exactly aim for the younger crowd, and a a recognizable name like Dallas may be just the thing to replace the network’s flagship original The Closer, which is starting its final season.

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Dallas will mosey onto TNT next summer. You can see a special preview Monday, July 11th between 8PM and 10PM.

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  1. I thought Knight Rider was alot closer to what it should of been the last two or three episodes before it got cancelled. Will watch this and see where it goes.

  2. Looking good! I just hope it stays “Dallas” and not Desperate Housewives stupid. Where are the villains? We had Cliff Barnes in the original as he represented the poor guy up against the rich Ewings, then when he became rich, he just took things more personal. Where is that kind of thread coming from?

  3. To recap, let us all thank Battlestar Gallactica for having amazing writers showing reboots can work. Let us pester and maim those who thought Melrose Place needed a comeback. And let us give hellfire and rain to those who improperly handled Wonder Woman’s TV return. Can I get an amen? ;)

  4. Actually, Battlestar was considered a remake as was the awful “Bionic Woman” from a few years ago, which Dallas is not! This sequel show is more in tune with “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I think we all can attest to how well that was done and lets hope the new Dally takes cues from it. Wonder Woman didn’t get an air date, but yeah, it was handled terribly.

  5. I wonder who the enemy is? The show always worked best when it was a Ewing/Barnes stand off or JR versus Pam/Cliff. Unless John Ross is a little prick too with plenty of enemies, it could still work…

  6. This sounds interesting. The author has obviously spent no time in Dallas. Good luck finding anyone in the city of Dallas who says mosey. Trite.

  7. Sounds great!! LOVED the original series and sounds MUCH better than that stupid mockery of a Dallas movie that was planned years ago.
    But along with the soap elements let’s not forget the range wars, the cattle rustling and the water poaching. THAT will give this series REAL punch!

  8. Sounds great!! LOVED the original series and sounds MUCH better than that stupid mockery of a Dallas movie that was planned years ago.
    But along with the soap elements let’s not forget the range wars, the cattle rustling and the water poaching. THAT will give this series REAL punch!

  9. I know who is casting for extras- but any idea who is casting regulars?

  10. Wonder why Victoria Principla isn’t in it. I hope Bobby was a widower, cuz I always rooted for him and Pam.

  11. My mom and Grams will be happy for this news LOL.

  12. Brenda Strong is also on board, as Bobby Ewing’s new wife, Ann

    • Wasn’t she on “Desperate Housewives”, too? Wasn’t she the character who committed suicide by shooting herself at the beginning of seaon 1. They have never mentioned that, , but only the 2 young guys who were on “Desperate Housewives.”

  13. Victoria Principal would have refused it even if was asked. She is too busy with her cosmetics empire. Besides, PAM IS DEAD! At least thats what we later learn as the reason why she stayed away initially was because she had a terminal illness and didn’t want to waste away in front of Bobby and Cliff. I think though, she did turn up a season later, played again by a different actress. I think they should have just recast her, the actress playing her was a dead ringer. They learned their lesson though and fans are dumb when Miss Ellie was recast even though Donna Reed was a thousand times better actor. She gave the part what it always lacked; sophistication, the impression that this lady was loaded. BBG had annoying quirks, like how should pronounced Pam, PAAAAAAAAAAM or JR was JAY-AHHHHRRRRR.
    It worked out for the best since Reed passed very quickly after being fired.

  14. loved dallas cant wait.when dallas first started we were money poor now that money is hard to come by it will be good to see how rich people do it.I think that was what made it so popular .I cant wait .

  15. I saw a face I recognise and I am so happy for him!Good job RK!

  16. Looking forward to watching every week like in the 80′s

  17. LOVE IT!! 20
    Minutes in and I’m hooked!!!! Team John Ross and JR officially started here and now!!!

    • yes!! So glad to have Dallas back on tv!!! Im on Jr’s team, I always was and still am!

  18. LOVE IT!! 20 Minutes in and I’m hooked!!!! Team John Ross and JR officially started here and now!!!

  19. LOVE IT!! 20 Minutes in and I’m hooked!!!! Team John Ross and J.R. officially started here and now!!!

  20. Its been over 30 years and back then I bout a new Tv and VCR just so I would not miss Dallas my wife almost killed me over that but I want to say tonigh is sa good as 30 year ago. Thank I wont miss a show.

    • Um, Pete?

      Friendly advice: DON’T put your phone number on here, as not EVERYONE on here is as decent as the regulars; some idiots troll websites like this for no other reason than to cause trouble.

      If possible, edit the post and remove the phone number.

      • @Dan – Yeah I agree. Though it’s his right to do so if he wishes, I went ahead and removed it.

        Paul Young

  21. Why is all the so call good guys go bad with Bobby. JR. Is still J.R. and his son just like his dad.so good luck go the series Dallas,Bobby don’t died off the show. So fight the cancer so you can fight J.R.and his son off.

  22. I am so happy that i could watch dallas my mother watch it back in the 80s, i watch it on soapnet in the late 90s tonight was so good team j.r he the man,and john ross have a lot to learn from the master.lol

  23. Great show!! I can not wait til next week.

    • Yeah….. Im so glad JR is back I liked him back in the day and I like him now . Whoooo hoooo 80 years old Larry Hagman hes awesome :)

  24. Pam isn’t officially dead. Victoria Principal’s incarnation of the character disappeared after she was blown up in a car accident. The following year, Pam turned up played by Margaret Michaels in a brief attempt to resolve her storyline, by implying that Pam was dying and didn’t want to be found. That was the very last mention of that, and it was never confirmed whether she was dead or not. It’s quite possible that she could return now, and it would be a sensational closer for this year’s series. If only Victoria Principal wasn’t such a rigid snob.

    • Do you even know anything about Victoria Principal? She seems to be a very ambitious woman who hasn’t stayed as close to the other cast members. But she has her own cosmetic co. And does charity work for arthritis. She seems like a real go-getter who has gone on in other directions with her life other than acting. I would like to see her again on “Dallas”.

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