I am headed to Dallas this week for a book event and thought this entertainment news was timely and of interest. TNT has announced a remake (or shall I say retread) of the popular series Dallas set to air this summer. You can see a preview tomorrow during the television shows The Closer and Rizzoli and Isles.
|The cast of Dallas now....|
Set to return are Larry Hagman as now patriarch J.R. Ewing (father Jock is long gone), Linda Gray as long suffering wife Sue Ellen (I can't remember if they divorced or not as there were so many women!), and Patrick Duffy returns as brother Bobby. Actress Jordana Brewster of Fast and Furious co-stars along with Josh Henderson as John Ross Ewing and and Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher, adopted son of Bobby Ewing.
|The new generation of Ewings|
Southfork makes another appearance and like many an iconic set, the sprawling ranch becomes an additional character on the show. The house was actually a Texas residence owned by Joe R. Duncan (known as J. R.) and eventually sold as it became such a popular tourist destination. Located in Plano, Texas, the ranch is now a museum, event and conference center and even a popular wedding spot. To read more about Southfork, check out the ranch's website and you can read more about the show on TNT's Dallas website.
|Larry Hagman at the Southfork Ranch|
|JR Ewing bedroom at Southfork Ranch|
Photo Credit: TNT, Lorimar Productions, Southfork Ranch