TNT Greenlights New `Dallas' Series 


TNT has greenlit a new series based on the 1980s drama Dallas, the network announced Friday.

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Dallas, which will continue to highlight the bitter rivalries and family power struggles within a Texas oil and cattle-ranching dynasty. The new series will even feature several cast members of the 1980's version, including Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman, who will reprise his role as J.R. Ewing.

The original Dallas series ran on broadcast network CBS from 1978 to 1991.

Josh Henderson (90210), Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) will star in the TNT series, produced by Warner Horizon Television.

"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) in a statement. "We couldn't be more pleased with how Dallas has come together."