In Hollywood, they’ll try anything twice. In this case, the TV show “Dallas” is coming back 21 years after its triumphant first run. The original "Dallas" ran for 13 years, and inspired one of the most famous cliffhangers in TV history with it’s “Who Shot J.R.?” storyline. Then, as in now, Larry Hagman plays family matriarch J.R. Ewing, head of the oil-rich clan based in Dallas. The original show was based around the shenanigans of the Ewing clan, especially brothers J.R. and Bobby. The new version is based around J.R. and Bobby’s grown sons, John Ross and Christopher Ewing.
The 10-episode season will air on TNT starting at 9 p.m. starting tonight. Linda Gray, who played J.R.’s wife in the original series and Patrick Duffy who played Bobby are both returning and will be joined by Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives” and “Passions”) and Josh Henderson (“Popstars and Desperate Housewives”). Jordana Brewster, best known for “The Fast and the Furious” franchise joins the new cast as well.
But it’s certain that this reboot will focus at least somewhat on J.R., one of television’s most popular villains. Even though he spends much of the first episode seemingly catatonic, Larry Hagman, now 80, says you can expect him to be just as dastardly as the J.R. of old.
"I think you will find he is just as big a cad now as he was then,” Hagman told Reuters. “That was just a hook to get me back in and to explain what I've been doing for the past 20 years. I've been in this place, kind of sequestered. Assisted living, I believe they call it. In the old days, they would call it bedlam. Depression – that is how they described it. Anyhow, it gets us going.”
So far, reviews have been positive, but it’s the “Dallas” fans – still strong worldwide even after the show’s first end, that will have the final say. Gray, reprising her role as J.R.’s equally scheming wife, Sue Ellen, says that so far, everyone, both old and new, is enjoying the show’s remixed version.
“The rest of the shows you have not seen, it just keeps escalating to the point to where even the actors are surprised," Gray said. "We talk among ourselves and ask 'Did you see this coming?' and the answer is always no. So everyone is in for surprises."
Check out a preview of “Dallas” here.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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