Dallas on TNT

Jesse Metcalfe stars in TNT’s Dallas as Christopher Ewing. This is a reboot (but not a remake) of the popular 1978 series by the same name. The story focuses on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers JR and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance. The series also stars Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, and Brenda Strong.

UK Dallas Facts

  • Over 21 million in UK tuned in to find out “Who Shot JR”
  • 22 years later, just 3.3 million more watched London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony (24.3m)!!
  • Larry Hagman is the only actor to appear in all 357 episodes of the original series
  • A total of 350 million people in 57 countries watched this episode
  • It Is One Of The Top ten TV moments of all time alongside UK moon landings
  • The show’s popularity spawned the birth of the first ever ‘super soap’
  • ‘Dallas’ has been dubbed into 67 languages and has been aired in more than 90 countries.
  • Dallas-mania was so big in the eighties, that Dallas Quest, a computer game based on the series was released to keep fans entertained between episodes
  • UK television executives voted ‘Dallas’ one of the best all-time imports from the US in a 2004 Broadcast magazine survey.
  • ‘Dallas’ has been nominated for 79 TV awards in total, and taken home the prize for 40.

Source: Huffington Post UK