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U.K.’s Channel 5 to air ‘Dallas’

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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.”

Source: Variety

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Meet Celebrity Jesse Metcalfe Friday

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.

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Jesse Metcalfe Meet & Greet Friday, September 30, 2011

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I wish I could go! If you go to this event, please remember JM.net and send in your pictures 🙂

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Jesse Tweets from London, will appear on TV again tomorrow

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.less than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

Gonna be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow bt 830/845. Check it out if you’re up that early. Thanks for love.less than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

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Jesse Metcalfe Attends Celebrity Golf Tournament Hosted By Samuel L. Jackson

Jesse Metcalfe at FitFlop Celebrity Golf Tournament

Jesse Metcalfe at FitFlop Celebrity Golf Tournament. Click for more photos.

Everyone knows Jesse likes to participate in charity events, especially for sports. Last week, he attended Samuel L. Jackson’s charity event last week. Below is an article, some of the pictures I’ve added to the photo gallery, and a video from the event where he talks about the highly anticipated TV show Dallas.

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