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Larry Hagman will wear his J.R. hat on TNT's new version of 'Dallas'

July 8, 2011 | 10:46 am
Larry Hagman

J.R. rides again.

TNT has ordered a new version of "Dallas," the iconic TV series about the battles, loves and power struggles within a Texas oil and cattle-ranching dynasty.

The series will be set in Texas, and combine new cast members with stars from the original series. Joining new "Dallas" stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julia Gonzao and Brenda Strong will be original "Dallas" stars Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray, and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of "Dallas," which is scheduled to premiere in summer 2012.

The cable network will unveil its first look of 'Dallas" Monday with a sneak  peak during the season premieres of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles." The original series ran from 1978 to 1991. Cynthia Cidre ("The Mambo Kings," CBS' "Cane") wrote the pilot and will be an executive producer.


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Photo: "Dallas" stars Larry Hagman and Linda Gray will reunite in new version on TNT. Credit: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters