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New Dallas TV Show 2012 - Welcome Back to the New Dallas TV Series on TNT

Updated on September 6, 2012

New Dallas TV Show Returns After 21 Year Hiatus

The new Dallas TV show returned to our screens around the world in 2012. Many fans of the original Dallas TV show were happy to see that the new Dallas TV series followed on from the old series, and is therefore a continuation, rather than a reboot. Some of the main cast and characters also be returned in the new Dallas series therefore helping with the continuity of the show and also bringing back some of the older fans.

The new Dallas TV show is not just for existing Dallas fans, but with a new younger cast joining the set it makes for some great eye candy and drama to attract new fans.

The original Dallas TV series aired from 1978 to 1991 and aired for a whopping 14 seasons. This summer saw the return of one of the most successful soaps in history. If the new Dallas TV series is as successful as it originally was then many more generations may come to watch and love Dallas.

Keep reading if you want to know what the new Dallas TV show 2012 is all about and if it's what you'd like to watch this summer.

Fond Memories of the Original Dallas TV Series and Southfork Ranch

I have fond memories of the Dallas TV show. My mum used to watch it when I was a little girl and it has one of the most iconic pieces of music I can remember. If anyone hums the tune I recognise it instantly as the Dallas theme song. If you want to hear the Dallas theme song then play the trailer below.

When I listen to the theme tune it reminds me of the wealth of the Ewing family and the disagreements they always had. It also reminds me of Southfork Ranch where most of the arguments took place over the drilling of oil and which Ewing would lead the family going forward. The family feuds took centre stage and all I ever wanted to do was watch the horses run round the Ranch.

Of course, I've grown up since then but the Ewings haven't seemed to have changed much.

Bobby Ewing with his older brother J. R Ewing
Bobby Ewing with his older brother J. R Ewing
John Ross Ewing III and Christopher Ewing are all grown up and have ladies of their own.
John Ross Ewing III and Christopher Ewing are all grown up and have ladies of their own.

The New Dallas TV Show

In the new Dallas TV show, we continue to follow the fortunes of the Ewing family. The Ewings are a wealthy Dallas family in Texas that deal in oil and cattle; 2 extremely lucrative and highly profitable Texan industries.

Originally the series revolved around the Ewing brothers, J. R and Bobby Ewing, but now the series revolves around their sons. The brothers have very different views on how the family business should be run and there has always been friction between them.

J. R and Bobby each got married and had children of their own. In the original Dallas series, J R. had a son called John Ross Ewing III and Bobby's son was called Christopher Ewing. Fast forward 21 years and those same children have grown up and J. R and Christopher Ewing are old men. Although the parents seem to have put the past behind them, it's clear that old rivalries can easily bear their ugly head.

J. R. is the oldest Ewing and was always interested in being an oil tycoon, whereas Bobby was more interested in preserving Southfork Ranch, like his mother. The fight is taken up by their sons and the saga continues.

John Ross Ewing III wishes to follow in his fathers footsteps and extract the oil on Southfork Ranch, whereas Christopher Ewing promised his father he would take care of the Ranch and the family legacy. These cousins are now at loggerheads, just as their fathers once were. Added to the mix are John and Christopher's partners and you are back to the old rivalries of the past but continued in the next generation of Ewings. You'll never believe who Christopher used to be engaged to!!

Neither cousin can back down as they have their legacies to protect, but also cannot lose face with their wives/partners.

Looks like the Dallas TV series isvery much a case of "like father like son".

Will the New Dallas TV Show Be As Popular as the Original?

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DId You Like the New Dallas TV Series?

The new Dallas TV series has a number of attractive qualities.

If you were a fan of the original Dallas series then you will probably like the new episodes as they are follow ons. Some of your favorite cast and characters are back to relive or rehash history. Of course, to some they may be characters that you love to hate! Larry Hagman returned to play J. R Ewing, along with Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing and Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing.

If you are new to the Dallas TV show then don't worry. You got a brief outline of the family feud that happened between the older Ewing generation and quickly came to understand why the Ewing cousins have turned out like their fathers. You will probably be pulled into the storyline with the glitz and the glamour, but also the betrayals, secrets and the backstabbing.

There's plenty of eye candy for both guys and gals in the form of the grown up Ewing cousins and their respective lady friends.

It's really no surprise that TNT have decided to dig Dallas out of the archives and give it a dust off when you consider the number of TV shows that have suffered the same fate. Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place have been brought back, with varying levels of success. Whether the new Dallas TV show will be able to capture the audiences hearts as it once did will have to be seen.

The new Dallas TV show was the most anticipated returning soap opera coming to our screens in the 2012. In America it has already become the most popular new TV show for the summer of 2012 and could well be for the year, but we'll have to wait and see. You can check out the trailer below.

Watch the New Season of Dallas Here

New Dallas TV Show Trailer


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      Mary Kelly Godley 5 years ago from Ireland

      Loved the first season of the new series, it is just finished here in Ireland now. Sadly today Larry Hagman who played the shows infamous villian JR has just died.I think the show could never keep is magic without him.

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      Bisto4 5 years ago

      Love it

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      trusouldj 5 years ago from Indiana

      How cool would it be if TNT started airing this on Friday nights?

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Everyone's loving the bad guy! He makes Dallas what it is.

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      Dennis 5 years ago

      JR is the BEST!!

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      Belle 5 years ago

      Watched it. @ first not really pulled in but as soon as "J R " stepped up it was like I was in the '70s again & lovin every minute. I think it will reel in others as well!!

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      I am looking forward to the new Dallas TV show too. If it's as good as the trailer makes it look then I think it could be a very popular show again.

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      Milster 5 years ago

      I watched the original program and loved it!

      Hope the new show will be as exciting!

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      marlene 6 years ago

      couldn't wait for friday nights to come when we were younger to watch dallas,now can't wait for the new dallas.

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      Philip Cooper 6 years ago from Olney

      I loved the original series. Can this hold my attention as much? We will see. Good hub.

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      jjexon 6 years ago

      TV shows zinda abad

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      @petenali, yeah that's true just what the world needs, more people addicted to soaps. lol

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      Pete 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Remember watching the original. I wasn't aware of the new series, so thanks for the hub. Could be a whole new breed of Dallas addicts coming up!

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      @alocsin Yeah it's been in the works since the summer of 2011 which is when the pilot was first filmed. I am looking forward to the new season too. I think it will be great soap opera drama.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I used to enjoy the old series but didn't know a reboot was coming. Thanks for the headsup -- I'll be looking forward to it. Voting this Up and Interesting.