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TNT starts shooting 'Dallas' re-boot

  |   Oct. 18, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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DALLAS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- TNT says it began shooting its new edition of the drama series "Dallas" on location in Texas this week.

"J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing are all back at Southfork, with plenty of secrets, schemes and betrayals in mind," a synopsis of the nighttime soap said. "This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The battle for power, love and the control of Southfork will erupt again when TNT premieres the new 'Dallas' next summer."

The revamped version of the show stars Josh Henderson as John Ross, son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing, along with Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher, Bobby's adopted son, Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, John Ross' girlfriend and Christopher's former love, Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher's fiancee, and Brenda Strong as Ann, Bobby's wife.

Joining the new ensemble are the stars from the original "Dallas" -- Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing, Patrick Duffy as Bobby and Linda Gray as Sue Ellen.

Hagman, 80, said last week he has been diagnosed with a "very common and treatable form of cancer," but would keep working while undergoing treatment.

The first run of "Dallas" ran from 1978 to 1991.

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