6.8 million viewers tuned in. In some cases, heavy marketing and name-recognition does work.

huffposttv:

“Dallas” cast gets nekkid.

I kind of love the self-reflexive nature of this. 

huffposttv:

“Dallas” cast gets nekkid.

I kind of love the self-reflexive nature of this. 

TV Promo/Trailer: TNT’s Dallas | EW.com

aoltv:

‘Dallas’ rides again! The cast of TNT’s new reboot, looking hot. All of them.

I hope we’ll finally find out who shot JR!

aoltv:

‘Dallas’ rides again! The cast of TNT’s new reboot, looking hot. All of them.

I hope we’ll finally find out who shot JR!

And good news for all you Dallas die hards out there (there are a lot of you, right?), it’s completely canon!

The new version will focus on the Ewing offspring — J.R. Ewing’s son John Ross (Josh Henderson of Desperate Housewives), and Christopher, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives) — as they clash over the family dynasty’s future. Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious) stars as Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross. Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) stars as Christopher’s fiancée Rebecca. The updated Dallas will feature original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. Hagman gained worldwide fame for his portrayal of oil baron J.R. Ewing. Gray played J.R.’s wife Sue Ellen Ewing, while Duffy portrayed J.R.’s younger brother Bobby.

Dallas is back summer 2012.