In TV Series News: Dallas Is Coming to Look at Dallas. And: ABC Gives Bitches an Order.
|Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray at Southfork Ranch at the Dallas reunion in November '08|
Let's begin this morning with the obvious: TNT's Dallas reboot has a cast -- at least, the original cast, per TNT's press release: "The updated Dallas will include original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray." Also on board: "In the pilot for the new Dallas, Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) will play John Ross. Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious) will play Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross."
Whatever. The question remains: Where are they shooting that sumbitch? Yet again, let's ask Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, who clearly can't get enough of this query. Oh, Janis?
There's also further news concerning Darren Star's adaptation of Kim Gatlin's book Good Christian Bitches -- you know, "Desperate Housewives in Dallas." (The Park Cities, to be more precise.) Deadline reports that ABC hasn't yet ordered a full pilot, only a presentation -- which runs but a few minutes and teases what the series might look like should it get the whole green light. Which suggests the network ain't completely sold on the idea just yet. Maybe because it already has, ya know, Desperate Housewives?