TNT's Dallas Teaser: Sex, Money, and Oil, Maybe at the Same Time (VIDEO)

I was a little too young to watch Dallas when it first aired in 1978 and too much of a teenager to care when it ended in 1991, but I still understand the imprint that the primetime soap left on television. Backstabbing, adultery, and murder wouldn't be the television staples they are today if it weren't for the petty power struggles of the Ewing family, so do tip your Stetson in the direction of the seminal series anytime you gasp at a jaw-dropping event on one of your current favorite shows.

TNT is giving the series a reboot next summer with several original cast members reprising their roles (including Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy) and a new generation of Texans (Jesse Metcalf, Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, Jordana Brewster) looking to lube themselves up with oil and cash. During last night's season premiere of The Closer, the network offered up a minute-long peek at the upcoming series, and things look just as contentious and power-thirsty as they used to be.



Let's contrast that with the original series, via a scene where Bobby's secretary has some sweet shoulderpads!

For more on TNT's Dallas, mosey on over to the show's official site.


What's your favorite moment from the original Dallas? OR WAS IT ALL A DREAM!?


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What a waste of space this update will be. And why aren't the original actors playing John Ross and Christopher? I loved the original, but some TNT wannabe update I'll certainly pass on.
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Hollywood...Continues to be more & more pathetic
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I am sooooo soooo excited about this!! I LOVED Dallas! My first memory was an episode where Lucy was having a party at the ranch and from then on, it was a Friday ritual to watch Dallas and then Falcon Crest with my mom every week! Why do we have to wait so long? Wahhh! ;)
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Oh boy I might just watch it. I was too young for the original but it always interested me. Now how about Dynasty? haha.
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I am to young to really remember the original, but I watched with my mom when I got a little older. So I am going to watch the original, so when I watch the new one I will know whats going on, and who is who.
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I was six when it ended, so I never saw the original Dallas, although you can't get around the occasional "Who Shot J.R."-revival every now and then. As long as it isn't too soap opera-y, I'd give it a chance.
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Great series I'm looking forward to round two :).
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Who Shot J.R.? was the pinnacle of the original, although it ran for many, many years after that cliffhanger. I'm soo excited for the new series. Can't hardly wait a year.
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