By Ryan Crowe,

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.

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