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A couple of Mitch mentions for our guy.

‘X-Files’ star Mitch Pileggi made ‘Dallas’ series regular

Mitch Pileggi has been promoted to a series regular on Dallas.

The X-Files actor plays Harris Ryland, the scheming ex-husband of Ann Ewing (Brenda Strong), in TNT’s soap revamp.

Pileggi – who appeared in five of the first season’s ten episodes – will become a full-time cast member for season two, Deadline reports.

The 60-year-old actor’s past credits include stints on Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy and Stargate: Atlantis.

A second season of the new Dallas was confirmed by TNT in June, with the first run premiering to nearly 3m viewers on Channel 5 in the UK earlier this week.

The series continues on Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 5 and will return to US screens in January 2013.

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‘Dallas’ Off To Strong Premiere In U.K., Series’ Mitch Pileggi Upped To Regular

The original 1980s Dallas was a big hit overseas. So it is no surprise that the revival also has done well in its premiere. The debut of the Warner Horizon-produced series, which airs on TNT in the U.S., drew 2.934 million viewers on U.K’s Channel 5 last night (5.1 rating/13 share at 9 PM). It ranked as Channel 5’s number one show for the night and as the most watched UK debut of a US series during the 2011/12 season, surpassing previous leader, Channel 4’s Homeland premiere, by 746,000 total viewers.

In other Dallas news, Mitch Pileggi (Sons Of Anarchy), who did an arc on the show’s first season, is being promoted to regular. He plays Brenda Strong’s ex-husband, Harris Ryland, who controls influence over the entire Ewing family. Pileggi is with Pakula/King & Assoc.

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A couple of good mentions of Mitch. Of course we already knew all of this, but it’s good to see him getting the press and attention he so rightly deserves.

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