J.R. To Be Shot In Dallas

By Ryan Crowe, CBSDFW.com

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The saga of Southfork Ranch is returning to TV, and the City of Dallas is proud to finally say that J.R. will be shot here.

In a press release Wednesday from the Dallas Film Commission, the city announced that the TNT cable network will begin shooting a remake of the classic CBS show this spring.

The Executive Producer of the new Dallas, Cynthia Cidre, told the film commission. “The city has changed so much since the original series and we can’t wait to show our audience the fun, the culture, the architecture, the restaurants, the landscapes and the people that make Dallas such a vibrant and cinematic city.”

The new version of Dallas will focus on the sons of the show’s icons, J.R. and Bobby Ewing.  Dallas actor Josh Henderson, whose screen credits include Desperate Housewives, will play John Ross Ewing.  Jesse Metcalfe will play Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby & Pam.

The film commission says stars of the original show will make an appearance in the new series.

The new Dallas will be produced by a subsidiary of Warner Brothers, and is set to begin shooting in late April.

  • Cindy

    Where else would it be filmed DUH

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  • Duane Lamkin

    The new Dallas Show will be done in Dallas. It will be on TNT.

  • randy stieben

    Are they going to be living in South fork ranch?

  • Teresa

    I’m a huge Dallas Fan and I hope the new show does the original justice.
    I can’t wait.

  • Debbie

    Gone in 60 seconds….

    Dallas is not the same as it was 25 or 30 years ago. The city does not project the same image as it once did. Times were good for most when “Dallas” was being filmed, now the crime rate is up, we have our “road rage” (as depicted in a Yahoo story within the last week) and people beg for money- only to spend it on a bottle of booze. I don’t think this show will last…it will may have decent ratings at 1st due to the interest of “Dallas” fans…but I think the flame will soon go out on this one.

  • BCM74

    I’ve been living here in Dallas for the past 5yrs. and I am still trying to figure out what culture you are talking about unless going shopping and eating out everynight of the week is really such a unique culture, which I think most big cities are about. By the way I’m born and raised in NOLA so I do know what a rich culture feels and looks like that runs deep throughout the soul of the city..

    • Richard Gray

      I was born and raised in NOLA too. The once diverse and rich culture has been subverted by one of thug, crack, illigitimacy and murder. The city has been desecrated by the lowest common denominator of the human species who continuously breed more of this mongrel species.

  • BDK

    “…the fun, the culture, the architecture, the restaurants, the landscapes…” I’ve been here for 21 years. Please let me know where I can find these things.

  • Paul

    I was in several of the oruiginal Dallas episodes in which Jodi Kent was casting. Who will be casting the new series?

  • Duckman

    Ya’ll don’t know the culture? The Addison nightlife? Deep Ellum? The West End? Concerts? State Fair? C’mon, people. But I still hope we don’t get a population boom from this like last time. If you give people the idea that the area, economy and living is great here, they tend to move here, and we don’t have enough places to put them all. And you can only widen the roads so much.

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