After Monday night’s shocking ending, which showed the death of beloved character Christopher Ewing, fans are wondering–is Jesse Metcalfe leaving Dallas for good?
According to an article on Entertainment Weekly’s Inside TV, the decision was made to kill off a character that the audience loved, and by process of elimination that left Christopher.
Jesse issued this statement in regards to his departure:
“In classic Dallas fashion the producers and writers needed a season ending shocker. After three great years, I was ready to move on and pursue other projects. It culminated in the perfect opportunity to surprise fans and deliver that shocking twist. I enjoyed my time on Dallas and am grateful for the opportunity to work with Warner Bros and TNT, and I wish the cast and crew all the very best!”
There is also an interview in which Cynthia Cidre, the show’s executive producer, talks about Christopher’s death. So, sounds like it is all real. Sorry to disappoint you guys! But, this does seem to leave Jesse open for some potentially awesome future projects. Let’s hope we get to see him in something else, soon!
Jesse is set to guest star in season 4 of 2 Broke Girls!
He will play the love interest of Max, played by Kat Dennings. His part has already been filmed and I’m really excited to see him in another comedic role! Season Four of 2 Broke Girls will air in the US on CBS starting on October 27.
Tonight Jesse will guest-star as a judge on truTV’s reality competition series ‘Motor City Masters’! Here’s a synopsis of the show:
Hosted by Brooke Burns, Motor City Masters brings together 10 experienced designers competing to be America’s next great car designer, the “Motor City Master.” The designers will be judged by Jean Jennings, legendary automobile journalist and editor-in-chief of JeanKnowsCars.com, and internationally renowned car designer Harald Belker, in addition to a star-studded slate of guest judges including actress Melissa Joan Hart, actor Jesse Metcalfe, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, baseball great David Justice and NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, among others.
We all know that Jesse is a car aficionado, so this should be really awesome to watch. I will be live-tweeting on Twitter along with @truTV during the show tonight, and I invite all of you to join us. I’ve been told that there are surprises in store for tonight’s #MotorCityMasters live-tweet, so don’t miss it! Tune in tonight at 10/9c and check your local listings for channel numbers.
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Yahoo! Finance – TORRANCE, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The red carpet and race cars are ready as Toyota announced today the participants from film, television, music, sports and the military who will compete for checkered flag glory in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The 37th annual charity race will take place April 20 on the 1.97-mile street course in downtown Long Beach, Calif., as part of the 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The field of racers will navigate the new 210-horsepower Scion FR-S race vehicles through high speed turns to benefit “Racing for Kids,” a national fundraising program supporting children’s hospitals throughout the United States. This year’s field of popular celebrity racers includes:
Jesse Metcalfe (@JesseMetcalfe): Actor best known for his role as a teen gardener on “Desperate Housewives” and who currently stars in the TNT continuation of “Dallas,” based on the 1978 series of the same name. Film credits include “John Tucker Must Die” and “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.”
It was truly an honor to share the screen with Mr. Larry Hagman.With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought … tmi.me/B6G6s
— Jesse Metcalfe (@jessemetcalfe) November 24, 2012
My deepest condolences go out to Larry’s friends and family. He will most certainly be missed.
— Jesse Metcalfe (@jessemetcalfe) November 24, 2012
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
Channel 5 has nabbed exclusive U.K. rights to the remake of “Dallas,” the Texan oil drama that had millions of Brits asking themselves “Who shot JR?”
The original version of “Dallas” was one of the BBC’s breakout hits of the Eighties.
Now Channel 5, buoyed by the success of “Big Brother,” hope the re-make can add to the broadcaster’s improved perf under Richard Desmond, the U.K. media tycoon who bought the station last summer.
The ten-part skein stars original cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, alongside Jesse Metcalfe and Brenda Strong, from “Desperate Housewives,” and Josh Henderson, featured in teen sudser “90210.”
The producers of the revived “Dallas,” which will air on TNT in the U.S., said the idea is “not a remake as much as a continuation,” which “takes the next generation of Ewings and continues the battle.”
Channel 5, whose most popular import is the “CSI” franchise, acquired the show from Warner Bros International.
It is expected to air in Blighty late next year, following the U.S. bow next summer.
Jeff Ford, Channel 5’s director of programs, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the new look ‘Dallas’ to Channel 5.
“With its alluring mix of wealth, seduction, scandal and intrigue, there is something for everyone on the Southfork Ranch, and it’s a hugely exciting addition to our 2012 schedule.”
Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, prexy, Warner Bros. International Television, added: “The original version of ‘Dallas’ was iconic in the U.K., and had many millions of fans.
“We are sure that this new version of ‘Dallas’ will satisfy those who remember the original show and attract a whole generation of new viewers.”
Wanna meet Jesse Metcalfe? He will be at Bliss Ultra Lounge in Orlando, FL this Friday night! For $25 (+ $3.25 Service Charge) you can have a Meet and Greet pass (Picture with Jesse and Autograph). Check out the flier below and click it (or click here) for more information. You must be 18 or older to attend this event.
I wish I could go! If you go to this event, please remember JM.net and send in your pictures
Jesse had previously stepped away from Twitter while he was in London, but he came back. He tweets about appearing on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning. Tune in if you can!
Back on Twitter! Thanks for tuning-in to the ITV Good Morning interview. Really appreciate all the support from my followers.
Gonna be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow bt 830/845. Check it out if you’re up that early. Thanks for love.