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!

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  1. Lena120 says:

    This is visually disturbing on so many levels.

  2. Gus says:

    I wish you said “Passion’s Jesse Metcalfe” instead.

  3. scorpo says:

    Why the snark in calling it a continuation, Mike? A reboot would indicate something altogether different.

  4. So basically everyone no longer on Desperate Housewives can just join this show?

  5. EveatEden says:


  6. Drew says:

    Behold the power of Photoshop.

    • dan says:

      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.

      • Marianne says:

        Maybe his character moved out of the US where people do get skinnier with age.

      • Chris says:

        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.

  7. dude says:

    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?

    • Michael says:

      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?

      • Chris says:

        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”

    • TV Gord says:

      What’s wrong with the name Elena?

  8. TheDude says:

    Thankfully, I can’t see anything except Julie Gonzalo when I look at this picture.

  9. matt says:

    Actually I think Eva Longoria is on Marc Cherry’s new show as only a producer

  10. Pepper says:

    Sue Ellen Mischke. The bra-less “Oh Henry!” candy bar heiress.

  11. suzi says:

    More like a nightmare.

  12. dan says:

    this poster is not only disturbing but it also (sort of) looks fan-made due to the bad verall quality

  13. kate says:

    Is it safe to assume this show will be awful?

  14. says:

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for dallas