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DALLAS Ratings Winner! What did you think of the Premiere Episodes? We Loved It!

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OK, we’re in!  In a very impressive two hour season premiere on TNT, the highly anticipated Dallas reboot was a big winner last night in the ratings scoring an impressive average of 6.8 million viewers on Wednesday, making it the No. 1 scripted series premiere on all of cable so far this year.  TNT, as a result, was the No. 1 network among basic cable Wednesday. The show lured 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.4 million adults 25-54.

So what was our review of the two-hour premiere episode?   First off, there were some very juicy twists and turns, Dallas– flavored backstabbing, and story arcs that clearly make us want to tune-in next week and throughout the ten week run of the series!  And the show looked very majestic with its over head shots and long shots of Dallas, the ranch and the splendor of it all.   Plus it brought it to modern times, in particular with the music montage used effectively at the end of Christopher’s wedding, which make it feel like something on television from this decade.

Our favorites in the premiere were Josh Henderson as John Ross Ewing who was deliciously sinister, a snake in the grass, a real bad boy, and sexy to boot.   He seems to be the catalyst that makes the new Dallas go!   We also loved the performances by Brenda Strong as Ann Ewing and Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing and bought into them as husband and wife.  As Bobby deals with his cancer diagnosis, and Ann learns the truth (and can load a shotgun at a seconds notice!), we saw both these characters strength and vulnerability.  Bobby wants to keep his promise to his mama Miss Ellie, about the land on Southfork while John Ross drilled on it and struck oil. BIG problems! J.R. comes out of a catatonic depressive state and becomes the old J.R. of old and it’s always fun to see Larry Hagman again, but what is so interesting is that John Ross is even double crossing his dad, and vice-versa!

There is also the sizzling plot between the two brothers, John Ross and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) where we learned that Christopher was to marry Jordana Brewster’s Elena Ramos, only someone emailed a break up letter and messed it their relationship up!  (We think it Julie Gonzalo’s character of Rebecca Sutter, and Rebecca’s brother who have hatched a two year plan, which was exactly probably around the same time that email came. Subplot!)  Only now Christopher (in the premiere episode) marries Rebecca.   Linda Gray’s Sue Ellen is back, this time telling John Ross she will help him any way she can to get Southfork and it looks like she has political aspirations!  Will Sue Ellen eventually fall of the wagon? We can only hope so!  

There was so much double-crossing we had to keep a score card, but that’s why we loved the original Dallas and if things keep going this way, we will all fall in love with it, all over again.   Let us know what you thoughts on the premiere and who really stood out to you?

 

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Brian
Brian

Like the original love this!!!!!! Do the ratings include DVR’ing?

barbara t
barbara t

Uh oh Brian, I went to 3 different places to see if it counts at all 3 places they say no, You have to watch it live, the television has to be on. that’s how abc/ disney got away with saying the soaps aren’t being watched anymore that’s not the truth because so many fans were watching it by taping, soapnet, the internet. we are watching just in different ways. Wasn’t Dallas great? I can’t wait till Wednesday, those Ewings were never boring.

Heather
Heather

DVR counts in the ratings if you watch it the same day and do not FF the commercials.

barbara t
barbara t

Brian, Good thing Heather has good news, you didn’t ff did you?

barbara t
barbara t

It was an exciting two hours of great backstabbing within the family, that’s what I loved about the ewings and I can’t wait till next Wednesday. John Ross is driven and he is willing to go against his own father J r, I loved when he snapped out of where ever he has been in that nursing home, He, Jr is cold and hasn’t changed a bit, this fan is grateful for that , So Jr want’s to get back into the oil business and he doesn’t care who he hurts including his own son. I like seeing Bobby happy in his marriage to Anne, and Sue Ellen what can I say I love her and won’t be upset if she hits the bottle in the near future, shes always a joy to watch even if she is drunk, But last night it looks like she is doing ok in whatever business she is involved with. I have to say I like John Ross he is that good and I can’t wait to see more of him. I was very pleased with the new dallas, Looks like my summer will not be that boring after all, Not with Jr, Bobbie, Christopher, and John Ross, wanting to continue the battle of the Ewings and who will be the winner of the oil on south fork, Looks like Bobbie and Anne won’t be going on any long trips any time soon Things are about to get very interesting on dallas. So glad it’s back.

Cheryl D.
Cheryl D.

I decided at the last minute to give it a try. I watched the original & wasn’t sure they could pull this off but was pleasantly surprised. Even had a few twists that I didn’t see coming. I’m glad that Bobby, JR, & Sue Ellen make more than a cameo appearance & are part of the storyline. I wouldn’t of keep watching if they weren’t. So my DVR is set to record the rest of the series. Let’s see how these youngsters do it Dallas style.

willy garza ( partywill )
willy garza ( partywill )

I love the new Dallas , keeping original score is homage to us loyal n devoted fans.
I grew up watching with my grandmother till she passed away .
We imagined ourselves at South Fork and mingling with the Ewings.
I was mesmerized as a kid by Dallas .
The lifestyle of the rich family on South Fork.
Even years later , at 37yrs ..I find myself wanting to go back to South Fork and
involved with the Ewing Feuds !
John Ross n Christopher are just soo sexxy.
I am #TeamJohnRoss but want Christopher on the side !

toscanti
toscanti

The BEST!!!! I watched the original and was glued to my TV for the sequal. The cast is dynamic and paired magically. Can hardly wait for next episode.

ethel
ethel

i expected it to be good but it was awesome! can’t wait until next week to see what happens next………….

Iakovos
Iakovos

I, too, was riveted for the premiere and so happy with the results!. The spirit of the DALLAS I followed for 14 seasons was retained. The show did not try to be something it was not, and its efforts to reflect current tastes were done well (the music montage, a full-fledged red carpet at the Cattle Barons Ball, the location shooting, the quicker storytelling… all those double-crosses!) .

This truly was like picking up a story you set down and came back to, as no time had passed. High marks for Cynthia Cidre for doing her homework and for including the senior generation in the storylines. Oh, what a treat to see JR scheme again! I was glad to see Ray and Lucy there for the wedding, and as contracts and negotiations allow, may there be more cameos from those we thought had ridden into the sunset. And the acting was strong. The Ewings are in good hands. Already this tale is far far better than any of those reunion movies!

I am eager to learn Ann’s backstory, explore the dynamics between these fathers and sons, enjoy a good well-played love triangle, watch all the treachery (John Ross is out to scam his own father!) and pray for redemption. But I also enjoyed the attention to history and tradition. Everyone is still drinking and gathering for dinner!

My only quibble and it is minor and sure to be resolved as characters develop. John Ross is almost too angry. I hope he may develop a little twinkle and charm and vulnerability to go with the rebellion and swagger and sexiness to make him a true anti-hero we can feel guilty about rooting for even when he is bad. But I bet that will come as he learns from JR.

Is it next Wednesday yet?

Rodd
Rodd

LOVE IT!

anna
anna

I loved it,and Im 64 now,and got all the DVD’s of the original Dallas.
and when the new Dallas DVD’s are out I’ll get them too 🙂

Patrick
Patrick

that’s a fun tidbit to share… it was one of the best shows on the air… and it’s a treat to be giddy about Dallas again.

Proves… soaps… are being watched…. !

Patrick
Patrick

I would love to own all of Knot’s Landing on dvd.

Christy
Christy

darn, I don’t have TNT, but one of my co-workers was telling us about it. she said it was Awesome! She loved it! and said if it hadn’t had all those original actors/stars in it, she would have have watched it. She said it had a lot of the same sort of gossipy dirty deals behind someone’s back jus t like the original series had.

Christy
Christy

oh that should read. if it hadn’t had all those original actors/stars in it she would have NOT watched it

barbara t
barbara t

That’s how I feel to the originals made the show they all have to stay, John ross, jr’s son is going to be very interesting to watch he was good. I can’t wait to see him and his dad go after each other, There was a lot of back stabbing and it was like we never left South Fork, every thing is the same, we are all just older.

Anne
Anne

Where is Pam? Loved Victoria P. Did she die in the original Dallas?

Waltina
Waltina

She abandoned Bobby and Christopher after an accident left her disfigured. V.P. runs a mega-successful company now and doesn’t want to return.

kay/kay
kay/kay

One of the reasons VP left was after they made that whole season a dream they went back to making her character weak she was vey upset , I loved Dallas but it was never the same when they made that a dream, they should have put Bobby in a coma. I mean I guess Pam went over to Knots and dreamed for Gary. The producers at Knots were furious and their were never any crossovers again for the character of Gary I mean Gary sufferd etc on Knots for how many episodes.

sheryl
sheryl

Great show , loved it the actors were great just as good as the old ones. Can’t wait to see what happens next. Thank you Michael for the update.

Chloe
Chloe

I really enjoyed it. I thought the plot twists were great and I loved seeing Bobby, Sue Ellen and especially JR again! The one weak part for me was John Ross. JR’s longevity as a villain is because as bad as he is, you love watching him. John Ross – not so much. I didn’t enjoy him & wouldn’t mind seeing JR crush him and send him packing.

Robin Callahan
Robin Callahan

I read about the new series in Southern Living and saved the date, but somehow missed the premiere last night! Two hours to boot, will these two episodes be shown again in the near future? Maybe on the internet?? R.

toscanti
toscanti

TNT has been playing it all week and I believe it is on again tonight.

veronica
veronica

loved it….loved the new characters

lisa
lisa

I loved it !!
But didn’t like the whole Bobby dying bit. NO ,NO, NO !
It was nice to see Ray (Steve Kanaly) and Lucy (Charlene Tilton).
It would have been nice to see that familiar portrait of old Jock, but I would imagine they would have to pay the estate of the late Jim Davis for the use of his image.
Overall looking forward to next weeks episode.

mike
mike

Only one minor fault. I wish they had done the opening credits in the style of the old show , with pictures of the stars in alphabetical order.

toscanti
toscanti

I thought that too, but none of the primetime shows do that anymore. Just changing of the times.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Loved the original, but this was great too. loved hearing that themesong.

Torrey
Torrey

I was always a hardcore Knots Landing fan, but I watched and it was amazing!!! Every which way you turned, there was treachery and deceit…..it was so damn delicious. Can’t wait til next week! LOL

Patrick
Patrick

LOL…. “…it was so damn delicious… can’t wait…”

it’s a treat to be giddy about something.

I love this web site…. i laugh… think… enjoy…

am pleased that soaps exist with “us”. OK?

June
June

I know i am responding late. But I agree with you about Knots Landing. That would be awesome if it came back as well.

Connie Boaz
Connie Boaz

It was incredible! Writers you guys are awesome. I am so excited it is back and it is good! Thank you!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

That theme song and credits! Fantastic! Instantly familiar and felt right at home.

I agree it was better than i expected. The one, minor “fault”… and i agree with ^Iakovos^.
“john ross came across as almost too angry…” i agree with your take on his character… perhaps… they shouldn’t have had his girlfriend (Jordanna Brewster)… Christophers’ Ex… not smitten and alligned with him (ie: John Ross needs someone in his corner). This would have made for more interesting story. ie: what matters, is that the rivalry, with john ross and christopher… is believeable. or showing Sue ellen… supporting John ross more fiercely and protectively… hopefully, we’ll see JR and Sue Ellen… pulling at John Ross’. hopefully, they explore what john ross said to his mother… “you shouldn’t have sent me to the boarding school….” and later JR telling john ross… “i forgive you for not visiting me all this time”… JR, at the REST home. it’s a big role to fill… when he lets his guard down and accepts that human need for feeling.

Bobbie with cancer… NO, NO. NO. ^lisa^ Geez! we want him for as long as we get Dallas! it brought tears to my eyes.. the resemblence, Bobbie and Miss Ellie bear…. Bobbie’s emotional run on dallas is pivotal… the good son versus… JR. it was like old hat.. the core of Dallas… heartbeat… jr and bobbie… staunch delivery of “their” Ewings.

I accepted Ann on the spot… JR… spot on… telling Ann he never liked Pam… letting Ann know she’s “at arms length?”. till the hatchet falls… Christopher, is easy on the eyes… smoldering… i think he fits the part. his innocence of both bobbi and ann. Did i miss something? is Christopher’s new bride.. in cahoots, with her brother, to bring down the Ewings? I like her acting… having christopher and John Ross fighting for her attention is more interesting than Jordanna Brewster, the maids daughter.

agree, with ^barbara t^, “this is going to be a good summer…* The ratings speak… highest rated cable series premiere.

Ann and Bobbie’s marriage tested… and Sue Ellen and JR’s flight.

Robbyrob
Robbyrob

Loved Dallas! However, the young female leads were very bland to me. I don’t see John Ross or Christopher having epic love stories with either one of them. Bring in some new characters for them. John Ross should have some hidden good guy points. I also don’t think JR would have ever slapped his son..ever. Loved hearing the theme song.

shelly
shelly

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Great to see the show staying mostly true to history. Yes, I wanted to see the credits in alphabetical order just like the old days. Ray and Lucy’s appearances were all to brief. I love how they’ve showed John R as a bit of a booze hound. Sue Ellen is an alcoholic, and I remember her mentioning in season 4 that her father was as well, so it’s hereditary. Is it possible that his anger issues are due to a mental disorder from fetal alcohol syndrome? I hated that he was so disrespectful to his grandmother’s memory. She adored him almost to a fault.
JRs best line “watch and learn boy”, faking a handicap.
I heard there is a new portrait of Jock and Miss Ellie to be unveiled soon.
I, too, hate that Bobby has cancer. Please Patrick Duffy, stay!!!!

I didn’t like that both boys physically strong armed Elena. It made me unconfortable.

I heard Cliff returns next week’s episode. Maybe some information to Pam’s whereabouts? What if she were to find out about Bobby’s health?

Patrick
Patrick

Ooh! Nice, with the… what if Pam finds out about Bobby’s health?

that would be great story… isn’t it something… that Bobby has to “fight” off being in love… and JR… keeps feelings and affection at arms length, at bay… oh sue ellen!

shelly
shelly

Patrick I thought so too. Brenda Strong is a wonderful actress and I’m liking her character so far. She could SO pull off the emotional strain of worried, insecure wife. What a great story! All the Ewing money can’t buy her piece of mind about losing Bobby to cancer, or to the love of his life. I can’t imagine, with Christopher’s resources and all of the modern technology, Pam can’t be located. LOL, JR has Pam locked away somewhere far, far from Bobby and Southfork.

Patrick
Patrick

Shelly… she’s a lovely and alluring woman. oye! as stated in above article… she was fierce and protective, in the opener… the way she picked up that double barrell shotgun… told the new bride… you’re married to my son… and the way she emoted over finding out about Bobby’s illness….

geez! throw in your idea.. about Pam finding out… and wishful thinking, her showing up at southfork…. Woah! smelling salt… too much. it’s a big ride and good stuff to act… and brenda Strong already proved she’s ready.

Phil
Phil

I have not seen the entire show yet, but LOVE what I have seen so far. I really hope it is successful. I would love to see Gary and Val to come back for a visit, so we can get a Knotts Landing revival as well….I can see Val now telling Bobbie that things are getting interesting again on the cul-de-sac and he should come for a visit.

Gloria E
Gloria E

I have only watched 1/2 but loved what I saw & I was a real Dallas fan back in the day…the new version truly has the feel of the original series with the updated storylines of course, (Christopher’s wanting to provide “green” alternatives) but the underhanded dealings are just as great as the original series..& I love the outside wedding party, just like the BBQ’s of Southfork of the past..I loved the half I saw & can’t wait to view the other half this weekend if I get a chance..

kay/kay
kay/kay

One thing that would be interesting to bring up is that Jenna Wade had Bobby’s bio son and married Ray and they went off into the sunset I hope we have another visit from Ray but it would be great to bring that up I beleive she called him Lucas!!

JLH
JLH

I definitely enjoyed it enough to keep watching, but I think there was maybe one too many betrayals/backstabbings/deceptions going on… And I agree that I’d love to see this series do so well that Knotts Landing makes a comeback.

Cindy
Cindy

I absolutely loved the DALLAS premiere! It so reminded me of the original show with all back stabbing and plot turns coming right out of the starting gate! Can’ wait for this week’s episode! This DALLAS re- do is starting out a total winner!!

angela
angela

I had my doubts when I heard they were doing a Dallas reboot. It was such a great show I was afraid they wouldn’t do it justice. I watched the premire and I am happy to say I was so wrong. I loved it. I wasn’t 15 minutes into the episode and I was hooked! The writers have done a good job of staying true to the original story but yet handing the reigns over to the next generation. The actors who play John Ross & Christopher are believeable in their roles of their inherited competition. And seeing the original cast members after so many years is just great. I am looking forward to Wednesday night!!!

Theresa
Theresa

I think the ratings speak well for soap opera drama on primetime! Yeah for TnT for being so smart! Take that and shove it ABC!
Dallas is going to take us on an exciting ride!

Kashi
Kashi

I thought it was fabulous. I don’t care about Pam. She was a weak character and I’ve never been a VP fan. Let Ann and Bobby have a strong marriage and be the moral compass of the show. Would love it if Ray came back on the show as a regular.

Patrick
Patrick

Tuesday – 06/20/12 FYI. Dallas, the original series premiere… is being offered… FREE. on I-TUNES. I’m pretty sure, this free download… will be good till this coming monday.

no surprise…. i-tunes, is selling the first season episodes…

Patrick
Patrick

I’m sorry… disregard… it’s from the new season….

ExoticBMWRedheadBenz
ExoticBMWRedheadBenz

i love it, dallas is such a big hit,classic i watch here and there on regular cable tv,
i seen it on CMT,six epie’s and i love it, (june 2012) then regularly watching repeatedly the new ones. i love the girl from Fast and the Furious is a hit in this,as well as mi girl the lovely and very talented,Jordana Brewster,i hope chris ewing,end up with her they are so cute,and i want him with her,the other chick is clearly playing christopher,for the money $ even workin with her own,brother,that is a shame,and i love patrick duffy look great at sixty,and so do linda gray sue ellen,JR is the same i love him! and i love john ross,coming on again in 1 hr. i will be watching it is a HIT, i love i!does not have to be the old great,GREAT classic 80s one,but it is new and improve,and just as great just to see even CLIFF BARNES,coming back and all i love it so much! and i pray it stay on for a long time to come.

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Paula
Paula

Loved all the episodes of the new Dallas ..
Now wondering if there will be more episodes to come ..
Tonight is the last one .. August 8th 2012
If anyone has any news on this please post it so we will know …
thanks all…

June
June

I sure hope Knots Landing comes back as well.

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Y&R and Dallas Alum, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Has Died

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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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