New Dallas Series Coming from TNT

What I find amusing is less that there is going to be a new version of Dallas (the mega-hit 1980s prime time soap), but that it made the front page of the BBC News page:  New Dallas series given go-ahead.

Of course, as I recall, the show was quite big in Europe (especially Germany).

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Comments

  1. I must admit that the part of this story that surprised me was that Larry Hagman was still alive. I had somehow thought he had passed away when he was battling cancer a few years back

  2. @Doug Mataconis: I had the same reaction.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Since I already know who shot J.R., I’m unlikely to tune in for the sequel. I suspect that it was a creature of its time and unlikely to make sense now. Especially since reality TV has raised the bar on shock value.

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    I had the same reaction to this as I did to the new trailer for the Footloose remake:

    All of the bad acting of the original, without any of the charm!