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TNT's DALLAS Returns Tomorrow! Dallas News Reveals Wish List Of Five Things They Hope Will Happen In Remainder Of Season!

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TNT Dallas fans do not miss the return of the series, when its third season continues with all-new episodes kicking off tomorrow night, Monday, August 18th at 9PMET/8PMCT!

Here’s what you need to know: The summer run of TNT’s Dallas opens in the aftermath of a devastating fire at Southfork Ranch and the unexpected overdose of John Ross’ wife, Pamela Barnes Ewing (Julie Gonzalo). Each member of the family struggles to understand what’s happened, including John Ross, whose two-timing behavior may have finally caught up with him after Pamela discovered him with another woman. To make matters worse, that other woman is Emma Ryland (Emma Bell), the daughter of Bobby’s wife, Ann (Brenda Strong).

Christopher continues to reel after his engagement to Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster) fell through, and the search for his mother ended with news that she died in 1989. He has found some comfort in a new relationship with Heather (AnnaLynne McCord), a 20-something ranch hand and single mother. But Heather’s ex-husband has just returned, bringing turmoil back into her life and the life of her 5-year-old son.

Elena, who grew up at Southfork as the daughter of the Ewings’ cook, Carmen Ramos (Marlene Forte), recently learned that the Ewings may have cheated her father out of valuable land by altering the original deed. Consumed with thoughts of justice for previous wrongs against her family, Elena has turned to an old childhood friend, Nicolas Treviño (Juan Pablo Di Pace).

 

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The Ewings’ chief nemesis, Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), has done everything he can to bring the Ewing family down, including getting his daughter, Pamela, to infiltrate the family by marrying Christopher. But after an attempt to sabotage an oilrig resulted in injuring Pamela and killing her and Christopher’s unborn twins, Cliff suddenly found his daughter turning against him. Pamela helped the Ewings gain a controlling interest in Barnes Global, then settled in for what she hoped would be a happy life with her new husband, John Ross.

Bobby’s wife, Ann, continues to battle with Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi), her scheming ex-husband who claims to be a government informant helping to shut down a drug smuggling operation. Ann also continues to build a relationship with her daughter, Emma, a sheltered beauty who has jumped in bed with John Ross – both literally and figuratively – in a bid to stir up trouble for her father, Harris. Things become even more difficult for everyone with the return of Harris’ controlling mother, Judith (Judith Light), who not only owns a controlling interest in her son’s transportation business but also runs a high-price prostitution ring.

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And to have some fun with the return of the show,the Dallas News revealed five things they hope to see happen when the season returns : 1) Assuming Pamela survives her suicide attempt, wouldn’t it be but wouldn’t it be hideously awesome if she and Emma both ended up pregnant by John Ross? 2) ) Sue Ellen gets sent back to the, er, Dallas Institute for Rehabilitation and Treatment (DIRT), suspected of causing the fire. If so, we can only hope she has better duds than the nasty gray fashion failures from last season. 3) John Ross gets his wish to remodel Southfork, courtesy of the fire — wait! did he have someone set it? — and models it after the Gianni Versace mansion in Florida 4) Bobby’s whiny wife Ann and her ex, mommy’s boy Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi,  go further than that brief kiss they shared earlier this season, setting things up for a hair-pulling, botox-punching cat-ight between Ann and the Harris’ er, doting, mom, Judith (the utterly fabulous Judith Light).  5) We hope that either Elena (Jordana Brewster) or her pseudo-brother, now-lover Nicolas (Juan Pablo di Pace) ends up actually being yet another spawn of dearly departed J.R. Ewing (dearly departed actor Larry Hagman).

So, what do you hope happens when the second half of TNT’s Dallas begins tomorrow night? Share your story ideas and thoughts below!

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I wish I could get into this show … but I can’t.

It’s not even 1/10 as good as the 1978-1991 iconic legend which is DALLAS.

Getting Victoria Principal back would be ridiculously amazing on every front.

Agree with you about getting Victoria Principal on the show would be awesome. But I differ on the reboot–I love the new DALLAS!

AGREED!!!

Hmmm…@Mama..you can’t get into the new show yet you follow posts and make comments about said show. If you can’t stomach it you certainly wouldn’t care what’s being posted about it. I happen to think the show is fun and entertaining and am glad it was brought back. Since it’s 2014 i’m glad they are in no way trying to mimic a late 70’s vibe. SOOOO wouldn’t work. Take off your flowing flowered scarf(that’s tied in a knot)..take off those Foster Grant’s…and above all else…DITCH THE BELL BOTTOMS..and the double dial color tv and come back to Dallas in THIS ERA!!

LOL! I love those early episodes at the discos. A few years later the big clunky PCs in the offices and dot matrix print outs…. I love new Dallas too and we’ve certainly come a long in pushing the envelope (a 3-way!). Remember Lucy’s first fiancé? I think it was prime time’s first “non flamboyant” gay man. People were shocked at Lucy’s heartbreaking acceptance. I also think of Miss Ellie’s breast cancer (how many women had heard of self exam before these episodes aired?), and society queen Sue Ellen’s life long struggle with alcoholism (usually played for laughs in spaghetti westerns). Just as I watched “Old D” as a tween and teen, I watch “New D” as a middle ager.

@Shelly LOVE IT. Especially when Knots was Thursday’s go too followed by Friday’s Dallas and Falcon Crest with the great Angela Channing…what better way to follow up J.R. Ewing than with his female counter part…ahhh..those WERE the days!!!

It was a great show thru 1985 when Bobby died then Larry Hagman & Patrick Duffy screwed the show up. A dream really? PD could not find work needed the pay check and LH drunk all the time they took over and the show did a nose dive. This is what happens when you let actors step in. I never was able to get involved again because all my crying for Bobby was a joke.

@davlestev1 Those were the days! Knots, to me, was the beginning of the weekends. You brought back a fun memory when I was a young teen I babysat a kid who watched Dukes of Hazzard at the 8 oclock hour on Friday nights. The deal was, if I sat with him through his entire show, he’d go straight to bed at 9 so I could watch Dallas then FC!

Above all I want Sue Ellen to find sobriety AND a new man- a strong yet decent man who won’t break her heart like J.R. did, even though he did really love her. Also, please give Christopher Ewuing a break!! He’s had so much crap happen to him, he’s become the Job of the show! By the way, I bet 10 to 1 that the story Cliff fed Elena (who’s dumb as a post) about J.R. cheating her late father out of his land turns out to be one big lie. She’s headed for a big fall thanks to Nicolas, and she deserves it. Let’s see if Christopher will even care to help her once the truth comes out…..

Isn’t it about time for uber nut-job Katherine Wentworth to be released from that mental institution? I’m sure Cliff could find a job for her!

Oh wouldn’t that be krazy fun!!

Loved the première. Must see TV. Exceeded my expectations. Such an exceptional cast.

More please!

My friend and I were messaging back and forth and we both agreed; what a super episode. It was a very fast hour! I never thought I’d look forward to Mondays.

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Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

UPDATED: Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show segment.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Donna Mills, Linda Gray, Nicollette Sheridan, Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson to Appear in Lifetime’s 80s and Soap-Themed Holiday Movie

Wowza! Now here’s a line-up of soap opera and primetime favorites all in one movie! Coming up for the holidays, Lifetime has revealed they have an 80s and soap-themed film starring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing, General Hospital), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing and Dynasty), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest, SFT, DAYS et al) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Filmed earlier in 2023, Ladies of the 80’s is said to follow five soap opera divas (how fun and perfect!), as they reunite to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera!

In story, the producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), who happen to be old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together.  

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the five leading ladies, the cast also includes: Days of our Lives favorite Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy), Alec Mapa, and Donna Mills’ real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, plus 80s heartthrob, Christopher Atkins.

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There is even a Ladies of the 80’s theme song, performed by none other than 80’s pop star, Tiffany!

In a statement on the project, the movie’s EP Larry A. Thompson shared: “The opportunity to bring together Donna, Morgan, Loni, Linda and Nicollette, five powerhouse women into one holiday movie, has been like finding the perfect gift under the Christmas tree.”

The official airdate of the holiday movie will be revealed shortly in the networks’s A Wonderful Lifetime Holiday movie schedule. Deadline first shared the news.

What do you think of this upcoming soap opera-themed movie featuring Donna, Linda, Nicollette, Morgan and Loni? Comment below.

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