TNT's New Dallas Teaser: No Shirts Required

Looks like things are going to get steamy on TNT’s new Dallas reboot, er, continuation.

A clever new teaser campaign features the core cast stripped down to nothing but fluffy white towels. The accompanying tagline — “They’re back, and no, you’re not dreaming” — pays clever tribute to the ’80s-era series’ memorable/zany revelation that its entire eighth season was nothing more than an extended dream sequence, a plot point that came to light  when Pam discovered the presumed-dead Bobby alive and well and in the shower in the Season 9 premiere.

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In addition to returning original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray — reprising their roles of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen, respectively — TNT’s Dallas features Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) as Bobby and Pam’s son Christopher, Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) as J.R.’s son John Ross, and Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious) as Elena Ramos, a ranch cook’s daughter who will be caught in a triangle with the aforementioned lads. Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) plays Christopher’s fiancée, Rebecca, while Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) is Bobby Ewing’s new wife, Ann.

Pictured left to right are: (Back row) Gray, Hagman, Duffy, and Strong; (front row) Henderson, Brewster, Metcalfe, and Gonzalo.

What do you think of Dallas‘ new teaser campaign? Will you tune in for the June 13 premiere? Sound off in the comments!



Comments (28)

  • This is visually disturbing on so many levels.

    Comment by Lena120 – March 28, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HAHAHA

      Sy thoughts exactly!!

      Comment by Sasha – March 28, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish you said “Passion’s Jesse Metcalfe” instead.

    Comment by Gus – March 28, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well when you say Julie Gonzalo it should say Eli Stone in the parenthesis, not Veronica Mars.

      Comment by Evan – March 28, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why the snark in calling it a continuation, Mike? A reboot would indicate something altogether different.

    Comment by scorpo – March 28, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So basically everyone no longer on Desperate Housewives can just join this show?

    Comment by Sammy the K (@hkmadman) – March 28, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Eva Longoria please join!

      Comment by chris – March 28, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yay….yes!

        Comment by scrutinizer – March 28, 2012 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She has already joined Marc Cherry’s new pilot for ABC (along with Susan Lucci, another “Dallas” alum for a season).

        Comment by dan – March 28, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No. The article on TVLINE said she’s just exec producing. Don’t just read the headlines.. they can be misleading :)

          Comment by Danielle H – March 28, 2012 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CANNOT WAIT!

    Comment by EveatEden – March 28, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Behold the power of Photoshop.

    Comment by Drew – March 28, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously. Patrick Duffy looks way too skinny in that photo. I met him back in the “Dallas” heyday and he was a broad, muscular guy. I realize that this is 25-30 years later, but most of us don’t get skinnier as we age.

      Comment by dan – March 28, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Maybe his character moved out of the US where people do get skinnier with age.

        Comment by Marianne – March 28, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Plenty of people get skinnier when they age, if it’s getting skinnier from being muscular and not from being fat as it was for Patrick Duffy. He was never a huge guy, he was just muscular. When the muscles go away you don’t necessarily become fat, you could just become scrawnier.

        It’s worth noting Larry Hagman is much thinner than he was in the old days, and that was never muscle.

        Comment by Chris – March 28, 2012 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I still can’t believe they had the gall to name Jordana Brewster’s “oridinary girl caught in a love triangle between brothers” Elena. I mean seriously, could they not have thought of a different name?

    Comment by dude – March 28, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dude, I’m far more annoyed by the other girl being named ‘Rebecca,’ the name of Christopher’s grandmother; he has a cousin, too, ‘Pamela Rebecca.’

      Where’s the research department?

      Comment by Michael – March 28, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Rebecca is heavily rumored to BE Pamela Rebecca, but the Ewings just don’t know it. Ken Kercheval tweeted Julie Gonzalo at one point and signed the post “Dad”

        Comment by Chris – March 28, 2012 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What’s wrong with the name Elena?

      Comment by TV Gord – March 29, 2012 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thankfully, I can’t see anything except Julie Gonzalo when I look at this picture.

    Comment by TheDude – March 28, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually I think Eva Longoria is on Marc Cherry’s new show as only a producer

    Comment by matt – March 28, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ick

    Comment by suzanne – March 28, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sue Ellen Mischke. The bra-less “Oh Henry!” candy bar heiress.

    Comment by Pepper – March 28, 2012 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More like a nightmare.

    Comment by suzi – March 28, 2012 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this poster is not only disturbing but it also (sort of) looks fan-made due to the bad verall quality

    Comment by dan – March 29, 2012 04:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it safe to assume this show will be awful?

    Comment by kate – March 29, 2012 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for dallas

    Comment by hylopeforiqa.wordpress.com – May 9, 2013 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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