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Judith Light Cast In DALLAS for Season Two Of Hit TNT Reboot!

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Photo Credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Getty Images

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her role as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a Tony winner this year for her performance in Other Desert Cities, Judith Light is returning to soaps!   Well, a nighttime one anyway.   According to TV Line, Judith had been cast in a new role on the hit TNT reboot of Dallas and will be coming on to the series for season two, which returns at the end of January 2013!

Here is what is known of Light’s role on Dallas:  “She plays an authoritative and controlling battle-ax who will fight to the death to protect the people she loves. And for the people she loves, she uses every psychological trick in the book to make them do what she wants.”   Ah, we say pretty juicy!

Bets are in that Light will ultimately turn out to be the mother of Ann Ewing (Brenda Strong) since Ann’s estranged daughter, Emma, played by Emma Bell, will also be part of the mix for season two!

Can you just imagine Who’s The Boss and Ugly Betty fave, Judith playing scenes with Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) or Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), too? 

What do you think about the casting of Light on Dallas?  Let us know!

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louisa
louisa

I’m thrilled! But she is far too young to be Brenda Strong’s mother!

Michael
Michael

She is definitely too young.

SZima
SZima

Judith is only 11 years older than Brenda. That would be a terrible casting decision!
I’m excited to have Judith on the show, but hope it’s in a different role.

lisa
lisa

Agreed…. Judith is too young to be playing Ann’s mother.
But she will def be and awesome addition to Dallas.

Iakovos
Iakovos

To read Judith Light is cast in anything is good news to me… but DALLAS?!?!?! Woohoo!

And I love the possibility she will play Ann Ewing’s mother. I am delighted to see creators of the relaunch embrace Ann and actress Brenda Strong. I love both. And Mitch Pileggi as the ex-husband!

Can it be January now?

Mark
Mark

I love Judith Light in anything, TV shows, films or on stage. She is a wonderful actress who can play any type of roll, but I do agree she is not the correct age to play the mother of Brenda Strong.

Let me throw this out: maybe she is the new Pam. I think if anyone could pull it off, it would be her.

Do you think the writers/producers would dare such a recast?

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t know….. recasting Pam? If they did I can’t see Judith being the new Pam physcially. Of course years have gone by and I guess they could cook up some explanation, but the description for the character doesn’t sound like Pam. Pam wasn’t like her brother Cliff. Pam was sweet and this character sounds more like a Sue Ellen type of lady. A recast Pam— possible, Judith as Pam—- no I don’t think so.

kay/kay
kay/kay

Victoria Principal the only Pam do not even go there!

SZima
SZima

If they bring Pam back, it can ONLY be with Victoria!

susan M.
susan M.

I thought she was fabulous as Karen Wolek,,,,I remember her playing that part on OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!! She did an awesome job…..Very well acted…..And I liked her “Who’s The Boss!” And movies she had done………………………

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Go Judith!

Grace
Grace

I LOVE that Judith is coming to DALLAS!!! She is SO talented and the show is lucky to be getting her! Maybe she will play Ann’s sister who has been raising Anns daughter? Regardless of who she is ging to play…. very excited!!!

ROMY
ROMY

This soap is getting better and better, even with its casting! I can’t wait for season 2! The plot thickens in January, and Ms. Light I’ll be watching you soon! I wonder what schemes she’ll be brewing in the mix of this family war?

Dave
Dave

When Desperate Housewives came on, my favorite housewife killed herself in the opening show. Brenda Strong is a very good actress. So is Judith Light. Both will make the new DALLAS even stronger!
Now we just have to sit and wait 10 or 20 years until some network re-starts OLTL!

Patrick
Patrick

I dvr… stuff… and I actually, finished the Dallas Season…. a couple of weeks ago… and that tells me… it kept my attention…. I enjoyed it… what really surprised me… was the relationship”s” between…. Jr. and son… and Bobby and son… it was heartfelt… and… familial… and was surprising…. to see fathers and sons… “fight” for their family…

one poster… said… perhaps it was MF… but… Patrick Duffy… really pulled out all the stops… for Dallas… he was emotionally plugged in and pulled out all the stops… I was cheering for him. He’s the heart of the show… and like the “poster” said… i’d give him an emmy nomination, as well.

Ann and her ex-husband… were riveting… for new characters… they added so much. I’m hoping that Ann’s ex… gets together… with Sue Ellen next season… it was a hoot when he put that bottle of liquor on her desk… and toyed with her. I hope they strengthen the “bond” and/or chemistry with Ann and Sue Ellen… they need that strong connection to offset their “husbands”, and to quibble and fight for their sons… for more drama!

I was impressed…

Cheers to Judith Light… she surprises the audience.. with her inner strength and when she emotes… she’s so telling…

Jamie
Jamie

I’m super excited! Except I don’t it’d work if she played her mother. She’s too young! Judith and Brenda have only an 11 yr age difference.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Yay Judith! 😀

ashlee
ashlee

I really hope JL WILL NOT be bringing her gay stuff along here. Really. This is DALLAS. not um, some lil gay boy place. Judith light loves gays for some reason.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Didn’t know that about Judith Light, how did you figure that out?

Anyway, thanks for being so blunt and upfront about your feelings.

Patrick
Patrick

???? Judith Light… doesn’t have that much power….

Judith Light, the Person… has a big heart….

Roy
Roy

First of all, your blatant homophobia is disgusting!! And secondly, Judith will be playing whatever is written into her script. And if she “loves gays” as you say, what business is it of yours?

Jo
Jo

bring Bryan Dattilo to Dallas woohoo

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

She will be really great any part she plays, can’t wait to see her.

Joel Cerio
Joel Cerio

While I liked Judith Light on ‘Who’s The Boss’, I don’t feel the need to see her on ‘Dallas’. Besides, she and Brenda Strong are around the same age, so it would be unrealistic for her to play Ann’s mother. I would much rather see an established character like Donna, Katherine Wentworth, or PAM!

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George Kennedy,  the Oscar-winning star of 1967’s Cool Hand Luke, which also starred Paul Newman has died at age 91, his grandson, Cory Schenkel confirmed.

Kennedy died in his sleep at his Boise, Idaho home early Sunday morning, the day of the Academy Awards.  He had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

In the soaps, Kennedy is most remembered for his guest stints on The Young and the Restless playing Victor Newman’s despicable father, Albert Miller.  Kennedy first played the role in 2003 and then reprised it again in 2010.   Victor’s relationship with his father gave Eric Braeden some of the finest material of his career as the complex Victor.  Albert had abandoned his family, causing his son to be raised in an orphanage.

CBS original primetime soap Dallas also featured Kennedy as Carter McKay, one of the Ewing families bitter enemies from 1988 to 1991.  Geroge also played the role in two follow-up TV movies, 1996’s Dallas: J.R. Returns and 1998’s Dallas: War of the Ewings.  In addition, Kennedy appeared in several of the 70’s major disaster films including the original Airport and several sequels, as well as in Earthquake.  In the 80’s, he would appear in The Naked Gun franchise of films along with Leslie Nielsen.

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On Wednesday, nominations were announced for the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards.  The ISA’s celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.  Nominations this year were announced in 30 categories.

Online series which featured stars of your favorite daytime dramas took three of the top four spots that led all fields in total nominations.  Michael Caruso’s Winterthorne scored a record-tying 13 nominations, followed by Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay with 12, and Kit Williamson’s EastSiders with 10.   The series Hollywood Wasteland also scored 11 nominations.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies on April 6th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and the awards show will be hosted by Days of our Lives Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Jen Lilley (Theresa) starting at 8PMPST.

The nominations were revealed within a very special video presentation hosted by actress Jillian Claire, which features a cameo by Eric Martsolf.

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From Van Hansis, Elizabeth Hubbard, Deidre Hall, Eric Martsolf, John-Paul Lavoisier, Martha Madison, Lilly Melgar, Brianna Brown, Constance Wu, Tristan Rogers, Karrueche Tran, Linda Gray, Kathleen Gati, Carolyn Hennesy, Kevin Spirtas, Patsy Pease, Melissa Claire Egan, Melissa Archer and more, there is plenty of talent on the web these days and they all are ISA nominees this year.

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Former Dallas Star Josh Henderson Back With New Series From E!: The Arrangement

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We all loved Josh Henderson’s portrayal of John Ross Ewing on TNT’s defunct revival of the classic primetime soap, Dallas.

Since Dallas was never able to find a suitable home at another network, Henderson had teased via social media some time ago that he had something big in the works.

Now it is revealed! On Friday, E! announced plans for its second scripted series following The Royals.  The new show is called The Arrangement and stars Henderson alongside Christina Evangelista. The story revolves around a young actress named Megan Morrison (Evangelista), who auditions for a huge summer movie alongside top Hollywood action movie star Kyle West (Henderson). When Megan’s audition leads to a first date with Kylie, she’s presented with a contract that could change her life forever. But will she accept The Arrangement?   Michael Vartan and Lexa Doig also star in the series.

On his official Instagram account, Henderson shared his enthusiasm for the reveal of his next role: “Been waiting for bout 4 months till it became official.. And So excited today cuz I can finally announce I’ve got a new show coming !! 1st season will be 10 episodes on E! More to come soon.” (more…)

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