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'Dallas' reboot scoop: Larry Hagman's (still) in play!

By Lynette Rice, EW.com
January 10, 2011 9:20 a.m. EST
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(EW.com) -- A "Dallas" reboot without J.R. Ewing? TNT can't imagine it!

Despite an internet report that the cabler's remake of the classic CBS drama is moving ahead without Larry Hagman, EW has learned that the network is hopeful a deal can and will be reached with the original star.

TNT has already persuaded Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy to make appearances in the new version, which was penned by Cynthia Cidre (Cane) and focuses on the sons of J.R. and Bobby Ewing.

EW.com: Casting scoops

The network remains high on the new iteration, even though it has yet to begin production on a pilot.

"I don't want to give away the plot, but [Cynthia] found something authentic to business and to Dallas that allows them to trade on the same dynamic of the super wealthy," TNT/TBS programming head Michael Wright told Variety on Thursday.

"Dallas was always something of an Upstairs Downstairs paradigm. If it wasn't the rich and poor, it was attitude -- entitlement versus a populist point of view. This covers all that."

EW.com: Inside TV Main

Meanwhile, Hagman told EW in September that he continues to make appearances on behalf of "Dallas," which syndicates in 60 countries today.

"It's like an annuity, really," Hagman, 78, said. "I go out, they adore me, and then they pay you. What better job can you have?" He seemed willing to do the "Dallas" reboot.

This isn't the first time that someone's tried to revive the Texas oil family drama that aired from 1978 to 1991.

In 2006, Twentieth Century Fox decided to adapt the soap for the big screen, closing deals with John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez, and Luke Wilson. But then research indicated that the Dallas brand didn't mean much to younger moviegoers, says a source close to the project. Travolta and Lopez soon dropped out.

See the original article at EW.com

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source: Zap2it.com

'Dallas' reboot locks in original stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray

dallas-hagman.jpgJust like when The CW revived "Beverly Hills, 90210" into "90210," TNT has invited stars of the original "Dallas" series to return for their pilot reboot. Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray have all accepted the offers to return as their original characters -- the iconic J.R. Ewing, Bobby Ewing, and Sue Ellen Ewing.

According to a Turner press release, "The modern story of Dallas focuses on the Ewing offspring - J.R. Ewing's son, John Ross, and the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing, Christopher - as they clash over the future of the family dynasty."

John Ross will be played by Josh Henderson, best known as Austin on "Desperate Housewives." No word on the Christopher casting yet, but we do know that Jordana Brewster has been cast as Elena -- and yes, that is a love triangle that you smell coming a mile away.

Are you looking forward to the reboot, "Dallas" fans? Will the series be able to entice younger viewers who weren't around when the original run ended in 1991?

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TNT's Pilot of Updated "Dallas" to Feature Returns of Original Series Stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
Released by TNT
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

TNT's Pilot of Updated "Dallas" to Feature Returns of Original Series Stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray

Cast of Younger Dallas Generation to Include Jordana Brewster and Josh Henderson

Three iconic stars who played pivotal roles in the original version of Dallas have joined two next-generation talents in the cast for TNT's pilot of an update of the famed series.

The original Dallas ran from 1978 to 1991 and followed the Ewing family of Southfork. The modern story of Dallas focuses on the Ewing offspring - J.R. Ewing's son, John Ross, and the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing, Christopher - as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.

The updated Dallas will include original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. Hagman gained worldwide fame for his portrayal of oil baron J.R. Ewing. Gray played J.R.'s wife, Sue Ellen Ewing, while Duffy portrayed J.R.'s younger brother Bobby. In the pilot for the new Dallas, Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) will play John Ross. Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious) will play Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross.

Executive producer Cynthia Cidre, who wrote the acclaimed film The Mambo Kings and produced the TV series Cane, wrote the pilot for the new Dallas. The pilot script is based on characters created by David Jacobs. The updated version of Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television. Michael M. Robin (The Closer) is the director and executive-producer for the pilot.

About Warner Horizon Television

Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's fastest-growing television companies, specializing in the creation of scripted series for the cable marketplace, and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV is currently producing more than a dozen projects. Its unscripted shows include The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and the upcoming Take the Money and Run for ABC, School Pride for NBC and Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew for MTV, among others. Scripted programs from WHTV include Rizzoli & Isles and Memphis Beat for TNT, Glory Daze for TBS and Pretty Little Liars for ABC Family, among others.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy� winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula; and Southland, from Emmy�-winning producer John Wells (ER); as well as the upcoming Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting in late 2011, The Mentalist; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards�; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA men's basketball tournament. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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From: rebarules1 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/10/11 5:18 PM 
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source: Zap2it.com

Dallas' reboot: Producers scout locations outside Texas, despite Larry Hagman's protests

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Would the "Dallas" reboot still be "Dallas" if it was shot in Atlanta? Or maybe Canada where many shows have taken advantage of the costs-savings. Even if shooting took place in another Texas location? 

According to the original J.R. Ewing, shooting anywhere else wouldn't be the same.

On Wednesday (Feb. 9), Larry Hagman, 79, voiced his disbelief after hearing that TNT's "Dallas" reboot producers were scouting shoot locations outside of the title city. And despite his protests, the producers are moving forward on that plan.

"Yeah, well, those producers are going down either this week or next week," Hagman tells Zap2it. "I hope they get Dallas. It would be awful if they get any place else - just for the publicity angle alone. But, yah know I'm not the head of that organization either."

Hagman, whose participation in the reboot was reportedly endangered by contract negotiations before he signed on to be a regular, is very frank about the reasons the show would shoot outside Dallas.

"Money. It's always about the money," Hagman, who's currently playing Frank on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," says.

The original series, which ended its 14-season run in 1991, shot on location in Dallas and in studios in Los Angeles.

What are your thoughts on shooting outside of Dallas, Zappers?

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Jesse Metcalfe and Julie Gonzalo join TNT's 'Dallas'

jesse-julie.jpg"Desperate Housewives" and "Chase" alum Jesse Metcalfe has beat out Alex Russell for the role of Christopher, Bobby and Pam Ewing's adopted son, in TNT's updated "Dallas," TV Line reports. "Veronica Mars'" Julie Gonzalo has also been cast in a lead role in the pilot.

The new "Dallas" centers on the offspring of brother/rivals J.R. and Bobby Ewing -- J.R.'s son John Ross (Metcalfe's fellow "Desperate Housewives" alum) Josh Henderson and his coustin Christopher (Metcalfe). John and Christopher will clash over the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork weighs in the balance.

Gonzalo will be playing Christopher's fiancee Rebecca and recently appeared on "Nikita" and co-starred on "Eli Stone."

"Dallas" is from "Cane" creator Cynthia Cidre and also stars Jordana Brewster. Three stars from the original "Dallas" -- Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy -- will be reprising their roles.

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From: rebarules1 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host7/9/11 3:38 PM 
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source: Zap2it.com

'Dallas' remake gets the green light at TNT

dallas-tnt-cast.jpgJ.R. Ewing lives again.

TNT has greenlit its long-in-development remake of "Dallas," which will have a new cast but also feature the returns of several of the original series' stars, including Larry Hagman as J.R. Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray will also reprise their roles as Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing.

"Dallas" will also star Josh Henderson ("90210"), Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives," "Chase"), Jordana Brewster ("Fast Five," "Chuck"), Julie Gonzalo ("Eli Stone") and Brenda Strong ("Desperate Housewives"). Cynthia Cidre ("Cane," "The Mambo Kings") wrote the pilot and will executive produce with director Michael Robin ("The Closer," "Nip/Tuck").

The series won't premiere until next summer, but viewers can get their first look at the show Monday (July 11) during the season premieres of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" on TNT.

The original "Dallas" aired from 1978-91 on CBS and was followed by a couple of TV movies, most recently "Dallas: War of the Ewings" in 1998. The new series will focus on J.R.'s son John Ross (Henderson; Omri Katz played the character for most of the original series) and Christopher (Metcalfe), Bobby's adopted son. They're involved in a love triangle over Elena (Brewster), even though Christopher's engaged to another woman, Rebecca (Gonzalo). Strong will play Bobby's wife, Ann.

The old "Dallas" was a giant hit for CBS, finishing as the No. 1 or No. 2 show on TV for five straight seasons in the 1980s. The infamous "Who shot J.R.?" episode in November 1980 was watched by an estimated 83 million people, making it the third most-watched episode of a scripted TV series in U.S. history (behind the finales of "M*A*S*H" and "Cheers").

 

 
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TNT Greenlights New Series "Dallas"
A special sneak preview will air during Monday's season premieres of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles."

[via press release from TNT]

TNT Greenlights New Series DALLAS

TNT to Unveil Special Sneak Preview of DALLAS Monday During Season Premieres of THE CLOSER and RIZZOLI & ISLES

New DALLAS Stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong, Along with the Return of TV Icons Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray

TNT has given the greenlight to DALLAS, an all-new series based upon one of the most popular television dramas of all time, about the bitter rivalries and family power struggles within a Texas oil and cattle-ranching dynasty. Famous for its ratings-grabbing cliffhangers, the original series was known for its wealth, seduction, scandal and intrigues. Set in the big state of Texas, TNT's new DALLAS - from Warner Horizon Television - also lives life large and in the fast lane and brings a new generation of stars together with cast members from the original drama series. The new DALLAS stars Josh Henderson (90210), Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), and they will be joined by iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of DALLAS, which is slated to premiere in summer 2012.

TNT will give viewers their first look at DALLAS on Monday with a special sneak peek during the season premieres of the network's blockbuster hits THE CLOSER, which starts at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), and RIZZOLI & ISLES, which airs at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). TNT is unveiling today a website dedicated to the new DALLAS series, where fans can view an online photo gallery that features a first look into the show's new and returning cast. Fans can visit the new site, http://www.dallastnt.com, to watch sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes videos. The website will be periodically updated with new materials.

"TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of DALLAS for several years, but it wasn't until we read Cynthia Cidre's outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast under the guidance of the enormously talented Cidre and Mike Robin. We couldn't be more pleased with how DALLAS has come together."

The original DALLAS aired from 1978 to 1991 and centered on the Ewing family, a cattle and oil dynasty occupying the expansive Southfork Ranch in Texas. A long and bitter rivalry between brothers J.R. Ewing (Hagman) and Bobby Ewing (Duffy) eventually led to J.R. losing control of most of the Ewing industries. In the new DALLAS, this explosive rivalry now lives on through another generation, with the future of the family fortune in the hands of the Ewing offspring: cousins John Ross Ewing (Henderson), the son of J.R. and ex-wife Sue Ellen (Gray), and Christopher Ewing (Metcalfe), the adopted son of Bobby. Brewster stars as Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross. Gonzalo stars as Christopher's fianc�e, Rebecca. And Strong stars as Ann, Bobby's wife.

Executive producer Cynthia Cidre, who wrote the acclaimed film The Mambo Kings and produced the TV series Cane, wrote the pilot for the new DALLAS. TNT's series is based on the original series created by David Jacobs. The new Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television. Michael M. Robin (The Closer) is the director and executive-producer of the pilot.

About Warner Horizon Television

Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV's current unscripted series are The Voice for NBC, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and the upcoming Take the Money and Run for ABC, H8R for The CW and Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew for MTV. Scripted programs from WHTV are Rizzoli & Isles and Memphis Beat for TNT, as well as Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game for ABC Family.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy� winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; the Peabody Award-winning Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER). TNT also presents such powerful dramas as The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting next year, Castle; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards�; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


A first-look photo featuring the cast of DALLAS at
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source: Zap2it.com

'Dallas': TNT teases its update of the classic soap


If there's one thing TNT wants you to take away from the teaser for its new version of "Dallas," it's this: The show is not a remake, just a continuation of the story that played out for 13 seasons from 1978-91 on CBS.

"Television's landmark drama returns," the voiceover intones on the teaser, which aired during "The Closer" on Monday night (July 11). Sure, there's been a 21-year break (not counting a couple of TV movies in the latter half of the '90s) since the last episode, but unlike, say, "Hawaii Five-0" or ABC's upcoming "Charlie's Angels," TNT is selling continuity with the old show.

Three prominent cast members from the original -- Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman and Linda Gray -- are in the new series, which centers on J.R.'s (Hagman) son John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Bobby's (Duffy) adopted son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe). And from the glimpses we get of them, the old hands haven't changed too much in the intervening years: Bobby's still conflicted about his family's legacy, and J.R. still wants everything he can get his hands on.

You'll have to wait until summer 2012 to see the full show, but we're guessing the next 12 months will include more teases of "Dallas." For now, what do you think of the teaser?

 

 
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NEW TNT SERIES DALLAS - PREMIERING SUMMER 2012

 


 

 
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Battle for Energy, Power, Love and Money Rages Again as TNT Starts Production on New Series "Dallas"
Shot on location in the title city, "Dallas" premieres next summer on the cable channel.

[via press release from TNT]

Battle for Energy, Power, Love and Money Rages Again as TNT Starts Production on New Series "Dallas"

TNT began production this week on the first season of the eagerly anticipated new series Dallas, from Warner Horizon Television. J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing are all back at Southfork, with plenty of secrets, schemes and betrayals in mind. This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The battle for power, love and the control of Southfork will erupt again when TNT premieres the new Dallas next summer.

TNT's Dallas stars Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) as J.R. Ewing and Sue Ellen Ewing's son, John Ross, who is determined to undermine his grandmother's legacy by drilling for oil on Ewing land. Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die) is Christopher, Bobby's adopted son, who hopes to take the family business in the new direction of alternative energy sources. Jordana Brewster (The Fast and the Furious movies) plays Elena Ramos, John Ross' girlfriend and Christopher's former love. Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) is Rebecca Sutter, Christopher's fiancée, who is trying to find her place in the vast Ewing family tree. And Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) is Ann, Bobby's wife, whose beauty and grace are matched by a fierce resolve to maintain peace within the family.

Joining this fresh new cast are the iconic stars from the original Dallas. Larry Hagman is J.R. Ewing, whose plots and schemes over the years have threatened to destroy his entire family. With an increasingly volatile feud now brewing between John Ross and Christopher, the stage is set for J.R. to return to his nefarious ways and rekindle the long-standing rivalry with his younger brother. Patrick Duffy plays Bobby Ewing, the new family patriarch, who will stop at nothing to keep John Ross and Christopher from perpetuating the family battle that tore the Ewings apart for so many years. Linda Gray is Sue Ellen Ewing, John Ross' mother, who hopes to see her son take his rightful position as head of the family.

Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with pilot writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. TNT's Dallas is based upon the series created by David Jacobs.

To launch the start of production, cast members will provide Twitter updates using the hashtag #tntbackontheset.

About Warner Horizon Television

Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV's current unscripted series are The Voice for NBC, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Take the Money and Run for ABC and Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew for MTV. Scripted programs from WHTV are Rizzoli & Isles and the forthcoming Dallas for TNT, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game for ABC Family and Longmire for A&E.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy(R) winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells; as well as the upcoming series Major Crimes, Dallas and Perception. TNT also presents compelling original movies, including a slate of thrillers set to premiere this fall in The TNT Mystery Movie Night showcase. TNT is the cable home to powerful dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting next year, Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 

 
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