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Hang Onto Your Stetsons -- 'Dallas' Remake Is In the Works

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 8th 2009 4:46PM
Larry Hagman in DallasFor years now, rumors have floated about a film adaptation of the hit '80s series 'Dallas.' But with nothing concrete taking shape lately, we could be in for a reboot on the small screen instead. According to the New York Times, TNT has ordered a 'Dallas' pilot that the network is making a high priority.

The show would follow in the footsteps of the CW's '90210' and 'Melrose Place' remakes, where new characters are introduced in a next wave style of storytelling. In this updated version of 'Dallas,' we would follow John Ross Ewing, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen.Larry Hagman in DallasFor years now, rumors have floated about a film adaptation of the hit '80s series 'Dallas.' But with nothing concrete taking shape lately, we could be in for a reboot on the small screen instead. According to the New York Times, TNT has ordered a 'Dallas' pilot that the network is making a high priority.

The show would follow in the footsteps of the CW's '90210' and 'Melrose Place' remakes, where new characters are introduced in a next wave style of storytelling. In this updated version of 'Dallas,' we would follow John Ross Ewing, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen.

As with '90210''s Jenny Garth, Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty (and most recently, 'Melrose Place''s Heather Locklear), original 'Dallas' cast members Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy have been contacted to reprise their roles. We bet Gray would be game, since she had small roles on the new '90210' as well as the original 'Melrose Place' and the ill-fated 'Models Inc.' Patrick Duffy, on the other hand, has been taking on occasional parts over the course of this decade, so if he needs a possible full-time gig, this could be the one. We're pretty sure, though, that Larry Hagman would reprise his role as the evil J.R., since he's been up for every reunion show produced.

Over the years, Warner Bros. has consistently resurrected this show in some one-off form; and with news of this 'Dallas 2.0' seems like the studio's patience with the film version has worn thin. Of course, just because an '80s show was popular then doesn't means it'll strike gold today. Remember the 17 episodes of 'Knight Rider' last season on NBC? Of course you don't.

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