10 Episodes 2012 - 2012
The first season of this drama, a continuation of the popular CBS prime-time soap that aired from 1978 to 1991, picks up in 2012. Bobby (Patrick Duffy) has put the Ewing clan's beloved Southfork ranch up for sale, but he's opposed by his nephew John Ross (Josh Henderson), who wants to drill for oil. Bobby wants the land to become a nature preserve and is supported by his devoted wife Ann (Brenda Strong) and his son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe), a young man dedicated to shopping around his ideas for alternative-energy sources. A desperate John Ross turns to his father, J.R. (Larry Hagman), for help, but he's in a catatonic state in a nursing home. Before long, however, J.R. recovers and he's soon ready to jump back into the oil game—as well as banter with his ex-wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), who's now a politician. Scheming and double-crossing ensue, of course, and cousins John Ross and Christopher also find themselves in a romantic triangle with their childhood pal Elena (Jordana Brewster), but the family pulls together at crucial times.
Pilot: Changing of the Guard
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 75 mins
A continuation of the soapy 1978-91 drama series crosses generations of the oil-rich Ewing family as battles for power, love and oil erupt at Southfork ranch. In the premiere, family members gather for a wedding, but simmering rivalries surface due to secret oil drilling. Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprise their roles from the original show.
Hedging Your Bets
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 60 mins
Affairs and blackmail complicate a power grab of Southfork ranch. Meanwhile, Christopher and Elena delve into a business deal while suppressing their true feelings; and Christopher's blushing new bride may be keeping her own secrets.
The Price You Pay
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 60 mins
J.R. decides to move back to Southfork, much to Ann's chagrin. Elsewhere, John Ross sets out to impress his father; Ewing family nemesis Cliff Barnes returns and tries to establish a bond; and stunning family news is revealed.
The Last Hurrah
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 60 mins
John Ross resorts to blackmail to gain leverage on a family member, but J.R. deals with the development in his own inimitable style. Elsewhere, Christopher labors over choosing between two women.
Truth and Consequences
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 60 mins
Drama peaks between newlyweds Christopher and Rebecca as the deed to Southfork is revealed, shattering familial ties and bonds. Meanwhile, Ann counters J.R.'s machinations with help from a mystery person from her past; and Christopher concludes that he must take the gloves off and fight hard.
The Enemy of My Enemy
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 60 mins
A frustrated John Ross moves into Southfork. Meanwhile, Bobby is displeased to learn that Ann sought help from her ex; and Rebecca thinks she has some info that could save the ranch, so she shares it with Bobby and Christopher.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 60 mins
Rebecca discloses a deep secret to Elena. Meanwhile, a pushed and pressured John Ross hatches a feud between family members; and suspicions rise when a family associate is murdered.
No Good Deed
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 60 mins
Murderous intrigue surrounds the family, forcing them to make crucial decisions. In other developments, a powerful oil company contacts Christopher about new methane technology; and outside forces threaten Southfork.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 60 mins
Blood and oil don't mix, as John Ross learns he must choose between family and business. Meanwhile, both Sue Ellen and Rebecca are in danger of falling victim to powerful men; and a medical scare strikes the Ewings.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 65 mins
A health crisis brings the Ewing family together in the first-season finale. Also: Long-buried secrets are exposed; Christopher and Elena learn harsh truths about the people closest to them.