It’s been 20 years since Texas-style lust, greed and cliffhangers had TV fans tuning in to the prime-time soap opera “Dallas.”
Now the juicy 1980s series returns in the Bravo update “Dallas,” a show headlined by such iconic “Ewings” as J. R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). These original characters have been brought back by the show’s producers.
Bravo’s 2012 revamp also features a new generation of Ewings to carry on the family tradition of plotting, scheming and down-and-dirty rivalry.
“We’re pretty sure the show is going to be a success. Maybe it’ll be another television phenomenon,” said new “Dallas” addition Jesse Metcalfe on Monday on CTV’s Canada AM.
The series debuted on July 13, pulling in an estimated six million viewers in the United States and 1.9 million viewers in Canada.
Even so, this new incarnation of “Dallas” has a long way to go to duplicate the success of its predecessor, which was included in Time magazine’s 2007 list of the “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time.”
In this new update, 33-year-old Metcalfe plays Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing.
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Nearly a year after baiting audiences with its first promo, TNT finally unveiled the new incarnation of iconic CBS primetime soap Dallas on Wednesday night.
The first outing drew 6.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable series premiere of the year, following in the footsteps of the network’s recent summer debuts of Falling Skies in 2011 and Rizzoli & Isles in 2010.
Dallas made TNT the top-scoring basic cable network of the night, with the two-hour premiere even besting broadcast networks between 9 and 11 p.m. The two-hour premiere also drew 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.5 million in TNT’s favorable adults 25-54 demo.
The haul outpaced TNT’s current summer heavyweight, Rizzoli & Isles, by more than 1 million viewers. It also topped last summer’s Falling Skies debut (5.9 million) by nearly the same number.
For some historical context, it should be noted that this score marks a nearly 80 percent drop since the last episode of Dallas. The 1991 series finale of the original show, which aired for 13 season on a vastly different TV landscape, took in 33.3 million viewers.
And those numbers were nothing foreign to the series. The 1980 “Who Shot J.R.?” episode still stands as the second-highest-rated entertainment broadcast in U.S. history with 41.5 million viewers. The 1983 series finale of CBS’ M*A*S*H is the all-time leader with 50.2 million.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Straight from South Fork, TV hunk Jesse Metcalfe ponies up to the YH Studio and sits a spell to talk about the TNT drama series “Dallas”, which takes a peek back into the lives of the Ewing family two decades later! The always fit and trim Jesse shares a bit of his workout regimen with us and also what kind of music he’s into these days. He also explains why the “Dallas” sequel has a completely new writing team and how he has fared with all that horseback riding! Hosted by Nikki Novak.
Click here to watch the interview!
Former Desperate Housewives heartthrob and John Tucker Must Die star Jesse Metcalfe has relisted his 3-bedroom, 3-bath Beverly Hills home for $2.2M according to Curbed LA. Los Angeles Times first reported his home hitting the market back in February 2011, but it had fallen off the radar until now. Seems as if Jesse wasn’t that “desperate” to sell after all.
Now Jesse’s back and looking to grace a new lucky neighborhood with his shirtless front yard gardening. According to the Real Estalker, Mr. Metcalfe is selling his Beverly Hills home for the same $2.2M price tag for which he purchased it back in November of 2007. As the home hasn’t depreciated, he might be hedging the bushes of a new, bigger estate – keep your eyes open, housewives!
According to the listing, the 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,000 sqft Mediterranean home for sale includes a gourmet chef’s kitchen, library, grand family room with stone fireplace, leaded glass windows, and exterior and interior stone work throughout. The masculine architecture gives the home character, and dark furnishings, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and hand-hewn tiles give it a very rustic bachelor pad feel.
The private backyard area includes a stone hot tub with cascading waterfall looking down on a decorative koi pond. Exotic landscaping outlines the space and complements the stone pathways leading to a private guest house. The separate guest space comes equipped with a private entrance, individual parking, and personal yard.
Source: Trulia Luxe Living
This is also the same home featured on Jesse’s episode of Cribs on MTV and CMT. View the pictures or video!