TNT pumping Dallas months ahead of debut (video)


A few days ago we reported that TNT had begun shooting for next year’s hotly anticipated “Dallas,” resuming the successful CBS series (1978-91) with some original stars and lots of new additions. Now TNT has sent RBR-TVBR a video summary of that first day of shooting.

The aerial view of South Fork is certainly iconic, although the skyline of Dallas now has some new buildings – just as the new series will have new conflicts.

Larry Hagman returns as J.R. Ewing, whose plots and schemes over the years have threatened to destroy his entire family. Josh Henderson stars as J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing’s son, John Ross, who is determined to undermine his grandmother’s legacy by drilling for oil on Ewing land.

Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with pilot writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. TNT’s Dallas is based upon the series created by David Jacobs.

RBR-TVBR observation: All 10 episodes for the first order are being shot on location in Dallas, just as the original series was in the early years. Production later moved to California to save money. Now days, of course, shows tend to move to Canada to save money. Do you think Calgary could pass for Dallas? Probably not.