Friday, July 08, 2011
TNT green-lights new "Dallas" series; see a sneak peek on Monday
It's hot baby, and we're just not so sure we can wait until next summer to see it. TNT has just announced today that its "Dallas" redux will, indeed, be a series. After some months of speculation and a touch of uncertainty, the network has ordered 10 episodes.
Read the official press release at TNT's site. The network is giving us a peek at the new series on Monday, during the season premieres of "The Closer," which starts at 9 p.m. Eastern, and "Rizzoli & Isles," which airs at 10 p.m. And you can also see what Steve ("Ray Krebbs") Kanaly says about the new series in an interview over at DallasFanzine.com.
TNT has also established an official site for the series at TNT.tv/series/dallas. The fresh intro -- so reminiscent of the original -- is lush and lovely and goosebump-provoking, for sure. And we have to say ... BRBTV may be purists who frown on recasting, but seeing Josh Henderson as John Ross and Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher in the publicity shots really encourages us. They're not the originals, but just their facial expressions and their stances seem to evoke -- if not embody -- those two little Texan boys we're so anxious to catch up with!