TNT's new DALLAS premiered on June 13 as cable’s No. 1 new drama. The show has since been picked up for a second season. DALLAS has proven to be every bit as delicious as the original. Take it from Larry Hagman, who is relishing the opportunity to unleash his incorrigible J.R. on a new generation. “This makes the old one look like milk toast in the morning with no cinnamon sugar,” he says with a laugh.
On this week’s cover, EW explores TV’s most improbable success story of the summer. “It’s almost dream-like,” laughs Duffy, who along with Hagman and Linda Gray, and newcomers Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, and Julie Gonzalo, anchor the new incarnation.
“And God if I wake up and find out I’m playing some gnarly grandpa in a sitcom somewhere, I’m going to be so pissed off,” Duffy adds.
For Bobby and Pam fans, executive producer Cynthia Cidre explains why she didn’t want to bring back Victoria Principal. “No, no, no, no,” she says. “What angle could I possibly play in the relationship?”