TNT has greenlit its revamp of the iconic nighttime soap opera "Dallas" for a full season and will offer a preview of the series on Monday, the cable station announced on Friday.
“TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of 'Dallas' for several years, but it wasn’t until we read Cynthia Cidre’s outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series,” said TNT's Michael Wright while announcing the pickup. “We couldn’t be more pleased with how 'Dallas' has come together.”
The series, which has been picked up for 10 episodes, will star "Desperate Housewives" alum Jesse Metcalfe and Brenda Strong, "90210" star Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster from "Fast & Furious" and "Veronica Mars" star Julie Gonzalo, as well as Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprising their roles from the original series. The revamp, produced by Warner Horizon Television, will officially debut in summer 2012.
The sneak preview of the series will run on July 11, during the season premieres of "The Closer," which airs at 9 p.m., and "Rizzoli & Isles," airing the following hour.