Channel 5 to screen Dallas revamp
Monday 10 October 2011
TV hit Dallas is to return to UK screens after Channel 5 snapped up the rights to a revamped version of the show.
The programmes feature former stars such as Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, with Larry Hagman reprising his role as JR Ewing, along with newcomers.
The 10-part series about the struggles of the oil-rich Ewing clan is expected to be screened next year.
Dallas was a huge hit three decades ago when it was shown on BBC1 as viewers were gripped by the rivalry between brothers JR and Bobby (Duffy). The famous "Who shot JR?" storyline caused a buzz around the world.
The new series features Jesse Metcalfe and Brenda Strong, who both featured in Desperate Housewives, with a new generation fighting for the family fortune.
Jeff Ford, Channel 5's director of programmes, said, "With its alluring mix of wealth, seduction, scandal and intrigue, there is something for everyone on the Southfork Ranch and it's a hugely exciting addition to our 2012 schedule."
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