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BlackLantern 09-08-2010 05:32 PM

TNT greenlights 'Dallas'
 
DHD.com

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DALLAS – Executive producer Cynthia Cidre, writer of the acclaimed film The Mambo Kings and creator/executiveproducer of the TV series Cane, has crafted an update of the long-running series about the Ewings of Southfork, whose betrayals, jealousies and passions have made them famous. The story focuses on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers JR and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance. This project, based upon the iconic series created by David Jacobs, comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television.
I watched a bit of this growing up and it was very backstabbey and was CBS' flagship show

and with this being on cable, has the potential to be a sleeper hit - kinda like Mad Men was

Sawyer 09-08-2010 05:56 PM

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Never saw the original. This might continue the trend of remaking an old series that I dont particularly care about into a new series I love (Battlestar Galactica).

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 05:58 PM

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the name alone is going to attract decent writers, it's on cable so content won't be as big of an issue, and you get some pretty people with Texas drawls...could be awesome

oh and squeeze Ian McShane in there somewhere

Sawyer 09-08-2010 06:02 PM

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Ah, but who will play the new Major Nels-- I mean JR Ewing?

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 06:04 PM

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it will be a continuation....the sons of JR and Bobby Ewing and other assorted family fighting for Ewing Oil

Sawyer 09-08-2010 06:05 PM

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Oh damn, I missed the offspring part. I guess that does leave it open to more cameos from the original cast than a remake would, though, so fans of the original wont have too much to ***** about.

Docker2.0 09-08-2010 06:08 PM

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My gawd! Can't Hollywood come up with anything original any more? And if not, why not make a show that I like.....like the Greatest American Hero? That would be a great remake!

Pink Ranger 09-08-2010 06:08 PM

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TNT is really amping up its drama game. Interesting.

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 06:13 PM

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it can also be topical...Oil is on the way out, alternative fuels are coming in....you could do a power struggle in Ewing Oil over that

Dr. Evil 09-08-2010 06:25 PM

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This show will probably be shot in New Orleans....making it seem like "Dallas."

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 06:28 PM

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and the original was shot mostly in Los Angeles wasn't it....Leverage is shot in Portland and they call it Boston

Dr. Evil 09-08-2010 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackLantern (Post 18875489)
and the original was shot mostly in Los Angeles wasn't it....Leverage is shot in Portland and they call it Boston

Yep, with the skyline scenes shot in Dallas.

Siby 09-08-2010 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Docker2.0 (Post 18875402)
My gawd! Can't Hollywood come up with anything original any more? And if not, why not make a show that I like.....like the Greatest American Hero? That would be a great remake!

Hollywood really has become a pathetic excuse of what it used to be 20-30 years ago. Most of the movies nowadays seem to be rehash of old tv shows, comic books, video games, and an occasional book. I don't see the trend changing as long as people still cram the theaters to watch the nonsense.

I am torn between wanting a remake of The Greatest American Hero and leaving the original as it is. I loved the show when I was a young kid and watching it with my parents and siblings. The show is cheesy by today's standards but for me it has the innocence, good stories, and a great cast. I couldn't imagine anybody else playing Ralph or Bill (eating the dog biscuits) or the lovely Pam (I think that was the character name). Connie Sellecca was beautiful.

And of course a remake would ruin one of the greatest, if not the greatest, theme songs ever.

AnorexicBatman 09-08-2010 09:31 PM

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Ah the memories!! Great show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxCATyf0NEg

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 10:00 PM

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its why I think cable is a good fit for a show that did stuff like that

Dr. Evil 09-08-2010 11:13 PM

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They need to open up with this:


BlackLantern 09-08-2010 11:17 PM

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reshot of course

Sawyer 09-08-2010 11:19 PM

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That is a pretty damn good theme.... I might like it even better than Hawaii Five-O.

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 11:21 PM

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its definitely in my top 5 of TV intros....Hawaii 5-0, Dallas, Dynasty (its classy), Batman: TAS, and Miami Vice

honorable mentions : Walker, Texas Ranger, BayWatch, Airwolf

Sawyer 09-08-2010 11:24 PM

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Twilight Zone. :o

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 11:25 PM

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Twilight Zone is in its own special category of TV awesomeness

Docker2.0 09-08-2010 11:28 PM

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Tales from the Darkside. But you guys don't know anything about that huh.

BlackLantern 09-08-2010 11:30 PM

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it was never on in my area...or it would be on for like 2 or 3 months and then it would get yanked

Dr. Evil 09-08-2010 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackLantern (Post 18876887)
its definitely in my top 5 of TV intros....Hawaii 5-0, Dallas, Dynasty (its classy), Batman: TAS, and Miami Vice

honorable mentions : Walker, Texas Ranger, BayWatch, Airwolf

Conan O'Brien's non-stop "Walker, Texas Ranger" lever made me like that show. The show also had Nia Peeples, an 80's Never Was actress who looked pretty good during the last few seasons of that show. Also had Samo Hung, Hulk Hogan, Michael Ironside, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years Dad) and Frank Stallone as guest stars.

Sawyer 09-09-2010 12:19 AM

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:wow:


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