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7 July 18th, 2012 Entertainment Weekly Featuring DALLAS Cover Story Out This Friday!

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On this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly, the pop culture magazine explores TV’s summer success story of TNT’s reboot of Dallas, which already has been renewed for its second season, and we are only half way through season one!

In a preview of the EW feature, several of the leading cast members chime in with some interesting and fun quotes!  Patrick Duffy (Bobby) laughs “It’s almost dream-like!”  Duffy along with Larry Hagman and Linda Gray, and newcomers Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, and Julie Gonzalo, anchor the new incarnation. “And God if I wake up and find out I’m playing some gnarly grandpa in a sitcom somewhere, I’m going to be so pissed off,” Duffy adds. (And for those pissed off Bobby and Pam fans, executive producer Cynthia Cidre explains why she didn’t want to bring back Victoria Principal. “No, no, no, no,” she says. “What angle could I possibly play in the relationship?”)

The dream took a nightmarish turn two days before Hagman was due on set when he called his long-time best friend Duffy with news of his cancer. “I told him, ‘You bastard.  I just got a good job and you’re going to bail on me,’” says Duffy. “The nerve of you dying at the apex of my career. Unacceptable.’”  Hagman worked through his entire chemotherapy and radiation treatment, infusing J.R. with the same gleeful mischief audiences love to hate. Shortly before the show’s premiere, his doctor pronounced him cancer-free. “Hagman looked me in the eye and said ‘Whaddya think, 10 seasons?’” says TNT president Michael Wright.

For exclusive dish on the various twists and turns still in store for the embattled Ewing family, plus an interview with Hagman’s hard-working eyebrow wrangler, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, June 20.

So soapers what is your favorite part of the new Dallas? Let us know!

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  1. Phil says:

    I am loving the new Dallas. I am not sure what I like most. I love that JR is the same is always was. I love the rivalry between the boys and the love triangle with Alayna played by the beautiful and often over looked talent Jordana Brewster. Now I would really like to see them bring on Gary and Val for a backdoor pilot of a rebooted KNOTTS LANDING. The only complaint that I do have for DALLAS is there is not enough Sue Ellen.

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  2. mike says:

    I like Josh Henderson as John Ross and I like Patrick Duffy as a new and improved Bobby.

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  3. margie says:

    Sue Ellen looks like only 5yrs passed so beautiful. Fun to see next generations up to?? Love seeing Cliff & JR wondering if another fight is brewing. Really hopes back long term.

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  4. toscanti says:

    Love Dallas and want more Sue Ellen as well. Wonderful reboot to an iconic classic.

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  5. James says:

    Best thing on TV right now! This show has been so well executed in every regard!

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  6. kathleen johnson says:

    well watched the original series and this one is just as good like old jr he still has the devil in him letting know one know what is really going on only the audience and john ross jr everyone thinks he is bad but i think he is still good just that he has to prove to his dad he is a ewing and we all know what kind of pressure that can be especially when your dad is jr ewing

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  7. Andy says:

    I love the show since 1981, when she came the first time to Germany. I was very young and beautiful – now I´m just beautiful. ;)
    Dallas is modern and nostalgic. The familiar and new faces playing together fantastically! The cast is perfect! Thank you for the wonderful comeback!
    Southfork is timeless….

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