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Could "Dallas: The Next Generation" be coming to TNT?

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 9th 2009 2:02PM
DallasIt worked for Star Trek, right? The CW has gone to the next generation well with both 90210 and Melrose Place the past couple of years, to less than stellar results. So would it even be a good idea for TNT to pick up a sequel series to the '80s classic Dallas?

The premise of the relaunch would be for the show to focus on the next generation of Ewings, featuring J.R. and Sue Ellen's son John Ross and Christopher, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam, as the new leads. The producers have already been in touch with original actors Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy to discuss their possible involvement.

While there's no guarantee of a series, it does look like a pilot at least will be filmed. They'd have to be careful to make sure it appeals to people who've never seen Dallas, because that's getting to be a long time ago now. But there's always room on television for a well written family soap opera. Me, I'm still holding out for a next generation iteration of Soap.

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Zach

"less than stellar results" I got a chuckle out of that regarding those shows. Nice.

October 09 2009 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Siegler

One could make the case that a pilot for this already exists of sorts. The first of the two Dallas Reunion movies "JR Returns" set up the premise of "The Next Generation" running things.

I'm glad that if they do this it would be a continuation, and not a reboot. I'm tired of things being rebooted. A good writer can make it work despite what's come before it.

October 09 2009 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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