TNT Orders 10 Episodes of Dallas Reboot

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At long last, TNT has finally announced that it will indeed air that next-gen Dallas, featuring Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and a cast of younglings playing their offspring. The series, which is expected to shoot here now that the city council's OK'd that $235,000 so Jack Matthews can finish out a studio in the Cedars, will debut in the summer of 2012, but says the just-issued press release: "TNT will give viewers their first look at Dallas on Monday with a special sneak peek during the season premieres of the network's blockbuster hits The Closer, which starts at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), and Rizzoli and Isles, which airs at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)." From the release:
"TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of Dallas for several years, but it wasn't until we read Cynthia Cidre's outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast under the guidance of the enormously talented Cidre and Mike Robin. We couldn't be more pleased with how Dallas has come together."
The network has also launched a new site featuring some photos and other downloads, with the promise of first-looks and behind-the-scenes add-ons forthcoming.
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Denise E
Denise E

This is great!  Iknow several of the actors that are on the Pilot episode.  The Chief of Police for Methodist Health System, Robert Johnson is on it too.  Hes great.  Love it when area actors are cast.  He rocks.

easily amused
easily amused

So while they're at it, bring back "It's a Living", "Press Your Luck", "Small Wonder" and "The Hogan Family"?

Montemalone
Montemalone

Mama's FamilyThat's My MommaWhat's Happening (Rerun, Dwayne Wayne, Rog)Filthy RichCarter Country (Handle it Roy, hannelit hannelit!)

Grammiearies
Grammiearies

I am a really big fan of Dallas, I would watch it faithfully every friday night, I only wish that they would have something for Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Dynasty. for those are my favorites also.They were my weekly programs.

easily amused
easily amused

I was just a kid when Dallas was on originally. I watched a re-run or two a few weeks ago, and is it just me or was the acting just really bad on that show? I know it was popular back in the day, but it did not age well. Unwatchable comes to mind. Just my 2 cents though.

Howard
Howard

I grew up on it. The first season was the best -- it still holds up pretty well today. The first season was also shot throughout the Dallas area. Season 2 onward not so much, except for the annual Ewing BBQ. It got progressively worse and outrageous (in a bad way) over the seasons.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Did you forget to inhale before you watched?Yeah, I thought so.Get a bigger bong, and go deeeeeep.

fred
fred

The show veered from drama to comedy to unintentional and intentional "camp".

easily amused
easily amused

Maybe not unwatchable, but I think I was laughing at the wrong times  

LaceyB
LaceyB

TCM should hangdog its network head out of this one. They are a solid network with solid films. And, that beefcake Robert Osbourne. All he has to do is start talking about the history and behind the scenes, and I'm ringing wet!

LakeWWWooder
LakeWWWooder

Happy news! Even if the show does not meet our expectations, it will be worth it just to watch the intro/theme featuring our Fair City.  That always gave me goosebumps,

Looking at their site, they have some wallpapers -- one is a (cowboy) hat and a slip on a bed.  A hat on a bed? I hate to tell y'all but that means bad luck.

Downtown_worker
Downtown_worker

So the city wanted 13 episodes but only got 10. Once again, Dallas gets screwed. But at least this time it's getting screwed by Dallas so it counts as self-pleasuring. 

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

Actually it got screwed by the network, who shortened the order.  Which I think is becoming the new normal for first-season cable TV dramas.

LaceyB
LaceyB

I think cable renews almost anything through to a second season. "The Comeback", "Funny or Die: TV", "Weeds" (past season 3), "Californication" (past season 1)... the list just keeps on groaning.

Ellum08
Ellum08

The potential to see Jesse Metcalfe with his shirt off? I'm in.

LaceyB
LaceyB

I'm with you! But, um, I can't remember anything I've seen him in (memorable, anyway) where he's had his shirt ON.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This will provide a nice return for Jack Matthews, although you can't really calculate a return when someone doesn't put any capital at risk. 

Guest
Guest

He may or may not get any additional return beyond the $235,000. It depends on how long the show stays (the agreement with the city, as explained by Janis Burklund anyway, required Matthews to give up the studio space for free for six months in exchange for the $235,000, so if the show doesn't last six months, his return is limited to the $235,000 from the city... and, presumably, he has money at risk since he owns the building and got it this far into a studio.... albeit with an earlier $100K from the city).

LaceyB
LaceyB

Would you put your capital at risk for a show that looks like this, especially knowing that a show as decentish as "Good Guys" got cancelled? I'm a (former) producer. I wouldn't put down a penny.

MattL1
MattL1

I agree with everyone that The Good Guys should not have been cancelled, but Fox doesn't have the best track record of holding on to great shows.

I hope, more than anything, that this reboot is well-made.  TNT tends to produce high-quality shows, especially for a cable network, so I have reason to be optimistic. 

Montemalone
Montemalone

I'm impressed with Franklin and Bash so far.Of course, Zach.................................................

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Interesting to see that when you thumb through the virtual slide show on the new show's site, it's the new Dallas -- complete with completed convention center hotel -- and not the Dallas of yesteryear.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I loved Good Guys, it stinks it was cancelled...blame a stupid, fickle public.

I will say I am excited about a Dallas reboot, hoping it actually captures the city for what it is today and not some imaginary version, seeing its on TNT, it may actually have a chance to grow and flourish..

zaneology
zaneology

Awesome...and filmed so close to the REAL Dallas this time. LOL.

I agree w/ the comment of P1Steven below. The Good Guys should NOT have been canceled and needs to get picked back up.

P1Steven
P1Steven

If only someone would have kept Good Guys around... that show was fun! The Dallas reboot is going to have some stiff competition w/ other solid TV shows on cable.

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