Dallas (second series)
Opening screenshot and caption for the TNT-TV series "Dallas", 2012-14.
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Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera developed by Cynthia Cidre and produced by Warner Horizon Television that aired on TNT from June 13, 2012, to September 22, 2014. The series was a revival of the prime time television soap opera of the same name that aired on CBS from 1978 to 1991. The series revolved around the Ewings, a wealthy Dallas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries.
The series brought back several stars of the original series which involved some of the same characters, at much more advanced ages, and their children. Most important are the characters of John Ross Ewing III and Christopher Ewing, the children of J.R. Ewing and Bobby Ewing, respectively. J.R. and Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing, again returned to the revival series, this time around, as the matriarch and patriarchs of the family.
Developed by Cynthia Cidre and produced by Warner Horizon Television that aired on TNT from June 13, 2012, to September 22, 2014.
The series, which was made for TNT, is the sister company to Warner Bros. Television, which has owned the original series since its purchase of Lorimar Television (the original show's production company) in 1989. On July 8, 2011, after viewing the completed pilot episode, TNT gave a green light for the series with a 10-episode order, which premiered on June 13, 2012.
On June 29, 2012, TNT renewed Dallas for a second season consisting of 15 episodes, which premiered on January 28, 2013. On April 30, 2013, TNT renewed Dallas for a third season consisting of 15 episodes that premiered on Monday, February 24, 2014.
On October 3, 2014, TNT announced that second series of Dallas has been cancelled after three seasons (no season four).
The series revolves around the Ewings, a wealthy Dallas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries. It focuses mainly on Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe), the adopted son of Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pamela Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal), and John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson), the son of J.R. (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray). Both John Ross and Christopher were born during the original series' run and were featured in it as children (although played by different actors). Now grown up, John Ross has become almost a carbon copy of his father, bent on oil, money, and greed. Christopher, meanwhile, has become a lot like Bobby, in that he is more interested in the upkeep of Southfork Ranch, much like his adoptive father. As an additional point of contention, Christopher is also becoming a player in alternative energy (methane clathrate recovery), thereby eschewing the oil business. However John Ross is determined to resurrect the Ewings' former position in the oil industry. John Ross states in season one that he is J.R.'s eldest child, which contradicts the original series where JR's illegitimate older son James Beaumont appears in seasons 12–13.
Alongsides John Ross and Christopher, original series characters Bobby, J.R., and Sue Ellen return as full cast members for the new series. Additional familiar characters, including J. R.'s and Bobby's niece Lucy Ewing Cooper (Charlene Tilton), their half brother Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly), and Ewing family rival Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) appear occasionally as guest stars.
Various other actors/characters from the original series have also made appearances, including Audrey Landers (Afton Cooper), Cathy Podewell (Cally Harper Ewing) and Deborah Shelton (Mandy Winger). Ted Shackleford and Joan Van Ark, who first appeared on Dallas in the late 1970s before joining the spin-off series Knots Landing, also returned as Gary and Valene Ewing.
New main characters that made their appearance in the first season included Bobby's third wife, Ann (Brenda Strong); Christopher's new wife Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewing (Julie Gonzalo), daughter of Cliff Barnes and Afton Cooper, introduced as Rebecca Sutter; and Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster), the daughter of Ewing family cook Carmen Ramos (Marlene Forte), who is caught in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross. Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi), plays Ann's villainous ex-husband. New main characters that made their appearance in the second season included Ann and Harris's daughter, Emma Ryland (Emma Bell); and Elena Ramos's brother Drew Ramos (Kuno Becker). In the second season, Judith Brown Ryland (Judith Light) joins the cast as Harris Ryland's hyper controlling mother, while in season three Nicolas Trevino (Juan Pablo Di Pace) joins the cast as a childhood friend of Elena and Drew's who returns to help Cliff Barnes take over the Ewing oil company.
- Josh Henderson as John Ross Ewing III
- Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher Ewing
- Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos
- Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing
- Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing
- Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing
- Brenda Strong as Ann Ewing
- Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Ewing
- Mitch Pileggi as Harris Ryland (recurring Season 1, main Season 2-)
- Emma Bell as Emma Ryland (Season 2-)
- Steve Kanaly as Ray Krebbs
- Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing
- Ken Kercheval as Cliff Barnes
- Marlene Forte as Carmen Ramos
- Main article: List of Dallas (2012) episodes
|Season||Episodes||First air date||Last air date||Network|
|Season 1||10||June 13, 2012||August 8, 2012||TNT|
|Season 2||15||January 28, 2013||April 15, 2013|
|Season 3||15||February 24, 2014||September 22, 2014|
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- ↑ "TNT Renews 'Dallas' for Third Season". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2013-04-30. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tnt-renews-dallas-third-season-449073. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- ↑ Seat42f. "TNT Renews Dallas". http://www.seat42f.com/tnt-renews-dallas-for-a-third-season.html.