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24 October 8th, 2012 Judith Light Cast In DALLAS for Season Two Of Hit TNT Reboot!

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her role as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a Tony winner this year for her performance in Other Desert Cities, Judith Light is returning to soaps!   Well, a nighttime one anyway.   According to TV Line, Judith had been cast in a new role on the hit TNT reboot of Dallas and will be coming on to the series for season two, which returns at the end of January 2013!

Here is what is known of Light’s role on Dallas:  “She plays an authoritative and controlling battle-ax who will fight to the death to protect the people she loves. And for the people she loves, she uses every psychological trick in the book to make them do what she wants.”   Ah, we say pretty juicy!

Bets are in that Light will ultimately turn out to be the mother of Ann Ewing (Brenda Strong) since Ann’s estranged daughter, Emma, played by Emma Bell, will also be part of the mix for season two!

Can you just imagine Who’s The Boss and Ugly Betty fave, Judith playing scenes with Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) or Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), too? 

What do you think about the casting of Light on Dallas?  Let us know!

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  1. louisa says:

    I’m thrilled! But she is far too young to be Brenda Strong’s mother!


    Michael replied

    She is definitely too young.


    SZima replied

    Judith is only 11 years older than Brenda. That would be a terrible casting decision!
    I’m excited to have Judith on the show, but hope it’s in a different role.

    lisa replied

    Agreed…. Judith is too young to be playing Ann’s mother.
    But she will def be and awesome addition to Dallas.


  2. Iakovos says:

    To read Judith Light is cast in anything is good news to me… but DALLAS?!?!?! Woohoo!

    And I love the possibility she will play Ann Ewing’s mother. I am delighted to see creators of the relaunch embrace Ann and actress Brenda Strong. I love both. And Mitch Pileggi as the ex-husband!

    Can it be January now?


  3. Mark says:

    I love Judith Light in anything, TV shows, films or on stage. She is a wonderful actress who can play any type of roll, but I do agree she is not the correct age to play the mother of Brenda Strong.

    Let me throw this out: maybe she is the new Pam. I think if anyone could pull it off, it would be her.

    Do you think the writers/producers would dare such a recast?


    Mary SF replied

    I don’t know….. recasting Pam? If they did I can’t see Judith being the new Pam physcially. Of course years have gone by and I guess they could cook up some explanation, but the description for the character doesn’t sound like Pam. Pam wasn’t like her brother Cliff. Pam was sweet and this character sounds more like a Sue Ellen type of lady. A recast Pam— possible, Judith as Pam—- no I don’t think so.


    kay/kay replied

    Victoria Principal the only Pam do not even go there!

    SZima replied

    If they bring Pam back, it can ONLY be with Victoria!

  4. susan M. says:

    I thought she was fabulous as Karen Wolek,,,,I remember her playing that part on OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!! She did an awesome job…..Very well acted…..And I liked her “Who’s The Boss!” And movies she had done………………………


  5. TnT 2.0 Forever says:

    Go Judith!


  6. Grace says:

    I LOVE that Judith is coming to DALLAS!!! She is SO talented and the show is lucky to be getting her! Maybe she will play Ann’s sister who has been raising Anns daughter? Regardless of who she is ging to play…. very excited!!!


  7. ROMY says:

    This soap is getting better and better, even with its casting! I can’t wait for season 2! The plot thickens in January, and Ms. Light I’ll be watching you soon! I wonder what schemes she’ll be brewing in the mix of this family war?


  8. Dave says:

    When Desperate Housewives came on, my favorite housewife killed herself in the opening show. Brenda Strong is a very good actress. So is Judith Light. Both will make the new DALLAS even stronger!
    Now we just have to sit and wait 10 or 20 years until some network re-starts OLTL!


  9. Patrick says:

    I dvr… stuff… and I actually, finished the Dallas Season…. a couple of weeks ago… and that tells me… it kept my attention…. I enjoyed it… what really surprised me… was the relationship”s” between…. Jr. and son… and Bobby and son… it was heartfelt… and… familial… and was surprising…. to see fathers and sons… “fight” for their family…

    one poster… said… perhaps it was MF… but… Patrick Duffy… really pulled out all the stops… for Dallas… he was emotionally plugged in and pulled out all the stops… I was cheering for him. He’s the heart of the show… and like the “poster” said… i’d give him an emmy nomination, as well.

    Ann and her ex-husband… were riveting… for new characters… they added so much. I’m hoping that Ann’s ex… gets together… with Sue Ellen next season… it was a hoot when he put that bottle of liquor on her desk… and toyed with her. I hope they strengthen the “bond” and/or chemistry with Ann and Sue Ellen… they need that strong connection to offset their “husbands”, and to quibble and fight for their sons… for more drama!

    I was impressed…

    Cheers to Judith Light… she surprises the audience.. with her inner strength and when she emotes… she’s so telling…


  10. Jamie says:

    I’m super excited! Except I don’t it’d work if she played her mother. She’s too young! Judith and Brenda have only an 11 yr age difference.


  11. Brian Greene says:

    Yay Judith! :D


  12. ashlee says:

    I really hope JL WILL NOT be bringing her gay stuff along here. Really. This is DALLAS. not um, some lil gay boy place. Judith light loves gays for some reason.


    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Didn’t know that about Judith Light, how did you figure that out?

    Anyway, thanks for being so blunt and upfront about your feelings.


    Patrick replied

    ???? Judith Light… doesn’t have that much power….

    Judith Light, the Person… has a big heart….


    Roy replied

    First of all, your blatant homophobia is disgusting!! And secondly, Judith will be playing whatever is written into her script. And if she “loves gays” as you say, what business is it of yours?


  13. Jo says:

    bring Bryan Dattilo to Dallas woohoo


  14. Sheryl Postin says:

    She will be really great any part she plays, can’t wait to see her.


  15. Joel Cerio says:

    While I liked Judith Light on ‘Who’s The Boss’, I don’t feel the need to see her on ‘Dallas’. Besides, she and Brenda Strong are around the same age, so it would be unrealistic for her to play Ann’s mother. I would much rather see an established character like Donna, Katherine Wentworth, or PAM!


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