Time to head back to Southfork! TNT has ordered the Dallas reboot to series, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode season will launch in summer 2012. Viewers can get a sneak peek at the new series on Monday in between the season premieres of The Closer (9/8c) and Rizzoli & Isles (10/9c).
Josh Henderson cast in Dallas as the next J.R.
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As the TV season comes to a close, TV Guide Network takes a look back at the best finales of all time.
From the cut-to-black ending of The Sopranos to the vaguely spiritual final act of Lost, Jason Alexander counts down the most unforgettable finales. The special also features interviews with stars of these talked-about finales, including Will & Grace's Megan Mullally, Dallas' Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman, M*A*S*H's Mike Farrell and The Shield's Walton Goggins.
Cuban-born actress Marlene Forte, who had recurring roles on Crossing Jordan and House of Payne, has won the final series regular role on TNT's Dallas pilot. Marlene will play Carmen, the Ewing family's longtime housekeeper, whose daughter, Elena (Jordana Brewster), enjoys a friendship with Ewing cousins John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe). The cast is just now heading down to Dallas to begin shooting the pilot episode.
Charlene Tilton, Steve Kanaly
There's a special occasion taking place down at the Southfork Ranch on TNT's new Dallas pilot, and what would a Ewing gathering be without Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) and Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly)?
TNT confirms to me exclusively that the two beloved TV vets will be...
Jeers to Desperate Housewives for wasting a pair of beloved TV veterans.
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Jesse Metcalfe, Julie Gonzalo
Jesse Metcalfe and Julie Gonzalo have joined the cast of TNT's Dallas reboot, Deadline reports.
Metcalfe, 32, will play Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pam Ewing's adopted son, Christopher. Gonzalo will play...
Larry Hagman, Josh Henderson
Josh Henderson has been cast in TNT's Dallas update, the network announced Tuesday.
The new Dallas will focus on the Ewing offspring and their power struggles with one another over the family dynasty. Henderson, who has appeared on Desperate Housewives, 90210 and CSI, will play...
After stories floated that TNT had failed to reach a financial agreement with Larry Hagman to reprise his role of J.R. Ewing in an update of the 1978-91 primetime soap Dallas — and would move forward with an altered script that would write out the popular character — both parties expressed hope that the conflict could be resolved.
And now I'm happy to report that a deal's been struck! Yep, I just got off the phone with Larry, who tells me he's in! "I haven't signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally," says the star, who'll turn 80 this year. "I just told them I'd do it and my word's good!"
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In seven seasons on Desperate Housewives, Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) has successfully taken on cancer, sexual harassment, her husband's amorous exes, a serial killer, a neighborhood child molester and a gold digger out to bag one of her boys. But could anything have prepared her for the arrival of J.R. Ewing on ...
That report that came out Thursday — that TNT had failed to come to financial terms with Larry Hagman to join the cast of its Dallas reboot and was proceeding with a revised script that featured the Ewings without their patriarch? Don't take that to the bank just yet, darlins'.
I just got off the phone with Larry who said all this comes as news to him. I read him the report, which left the 79-year-old TV legend stunned and nearly speechless. "I hadn't heard about that, huh!" said Larry. "That's really interesting. We were talking about money, but I didn't know it was going to come to a crashing halt like that. You got a scoop for whatever that's worth: Larry Hagman doesn't know what's going on!"
What this sounds like to me is a scare tactic — not unlike what Lorimar pulled back in the summer of 1980 after J.R. Ewing's infamous shooting when the production company threatened to replace Larry with actor Robert Culp if he didn't return from Europe, where the savvy businessman had escaped while his team negotiated a new contract...