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'Dallas,' 'Charlie's Angels' Remakes Update: Who'll Play Bobby's Son?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 9th 2011 8:20AM
Jesse MetcalfeRight now, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd woken up and found yourself in the late 1970s, but it's okay, don't panic. It's just reboot-tastic time in the world of TV, and we've got some groovy updates on the new versions of 'Dallas' and 'Charlie's Angels.'

Last week we reported that original 'Dallas' stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray had signed on for the update, and now we hear that producers are close to casting the pivotal role of Bobby and Pam Ewing's son, Christopher.

According to TVLine.com it's a two-horse race between Jesse Metcalfe and newcomer Alex Russell.

Producers say that the new 'Dallas' will focus on the next generation of the Ewing dynasty as they squabble over power, money and women. Josh Henderson has already signed on to play Christopher's cousin John Ross, with whom he and Jordana Brewster's character, Elena, become entangled in a love triangle.

So could Jesse Metcalfe make it a 'Desperate Housewives' reunion with his former co-star Henderson? His new series, 'The Chase,' has been benched by NBC, and right now seems unlikely to be renewed for Season 2, so he'll probably be available.

However, if the producers want an unknown for the role, then Russell's got the edge. The up-and-coming young Australian actor has got only three credits under his belt so far, including the Julian McMahon sharks and tsunami action flick, 'Bait.'

Over at 'Charlie's Angels' the news isn't so peachy for the veterans. Two of the original Angels, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd, have confirmed to 'Entertainment Weekly' that they haven't been invited to take part in the new series.

Smith said she doesn't know if she'd be interested in revisiting Kelly Garrett, the role that made her famous. "It would depend on the role. Not sure I would want to repeat myself but it would depend on how they revisited the 'Angels' concept. I think it is great. It could be a big hit if is well written and cast properly. It's probably going to be fun to watch, either way."

"They haven't called me yet, either," joked Ladd, who replaced Farrah Fawcett on 'Charlie's Angels' in Season 2. And, according to 'EW,' they won't. Writers Al Gough and Miles Millar apparently have no plans to include the original stars in the pilot. The new Angels will be played by Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh.

There's been no word yet on when the new 'Dallas' will air, but ABC execs will reportedly decide the fate of the rebooted 'Charlie's Angels' in late April or early May.

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please kill these shows before they see the light of day.

February 09 2011 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

when is the new dallas coming out?

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