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Looks like things are really going headlong on the second season of DALLAS. TNT has released a press statement on it…AAAAAAAnd, Harris has a full name, it’s Harrison Ryland. I like.

TNT’s “Dallas” Starts Production on Second Season

#1 New Drama with Key Demos Returns Jan. 28, 2013

A whole new wave of back-stabbing, plot-scheming, black-mailing fun is about to sweep over Texas now that TNT’s hit drama Dallas has started up production on its second season. The Warner Horizon Television-produced drama burst onto the scene this past summer, averaging 5.3 million viewers in its first season and ranking as cable’s #1 new drama for the year-to-date with key adult demos. Dallas also ranks third behind TNT’s Major Crimes and Perception among the year’s top new cable dramas with total viewers. The 15-episode second season is set to launch on Monday, Jan. 28 at 9:00 p.m.

TNT’s Dallas centers on the Ewing clan, an enormously wealthy Texas family whose sibling rivalries, romantic betrayals, corruption and even murder are truly legendary. The exciting drama brings back three iconic stars from the original Dallas: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing.

They are joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. Josh Henderson is John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing, while Jesse Metcalfe is Christopher, Bobby’s adopted son. Jordana Brewster also stars as Elena Ramos, John Ross’ girlfriend and Christopher’s former fiancée, while Julie Gonzalo is Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s wife.

In addition, Brenda Strong stars as Bobby’s wife, Ann. The second season will also feature Mitch Pileggi as Harrison Ryaland, Ann’s scheming ex-husband.

In the second season of Dallas, Sue Ellen’s run for governor will be threatened by the secret that she bribed a medical examiner to help get John Ross off the hook for murder. Ryland will come to Ann claiming to have news about her daughter. Christopher will head to Des Moines to find the real Becky Sutter, while the woman he married will start to show her true colors as Cliff Barnes’ daughter. And J.R. will team up with John Ross to take over Sue Ellen’s loan to Elena and, in turn, gain total control over Christopher and John Ross’ new startup company, Ewing Energies. And that’s in just the first episode…

Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. TNT’s Dallas is based upon the series created by David Jacobs.

TNT, one of the top-rated cable networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston’s Finest (working title), 72 Hours (working title) and The Hero (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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TNT has announced that DALLAS will return January 28, 2013. They’ve moved the show to Mondays at 9:00 PM. Finally no conflict with Mitch’s previous show SUPERNATURAL. I was having problems trying to decide what I was going to watch and which I was going to record. Good. No conflict. We’ll be waiting to see our guy as a newly minted regular. Here’s hoping they don’t keep him as a foil. Mitch deserves better.

DALLAS

Two-Hour Season Premiere: Monday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

This January, TNT is going to usher in the New Year with a whole new wave of back-stabbing, plot-scheming, black-mailing fun as the hit drama series Dallas returns for its second season. The exciting drama stars three iconic figures from the original series: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman. They are joined by the next generation, played by Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo. The series also stars Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi and Emma Bell. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, TNT’s Dallas burst onto the scene this past summer with an average of 6.1 million viewers. It currently ranks as basic cable’s #1 new drama for the year-to-date with key adult demos.

Special Programming Note: TNT will build up to the season 2 premiere of Dallas with two days of episodes from the first season on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27.

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I just wanted to let you know that I’ve renewed the domain for this space and ARTISAN ~ MITCH PILEGGI ONLINE will be around for another year. Please come on back to see any updates to the site as well as anything Mitch related. Thanks for your patronage and for your continued support. You’ve made the last two years a rewarding experience. I’m hoping to get a new layout up soon. Please keep checking back.

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It’s been announced that DALLAS‘s season one will get a DVD release. Details are below:

Dallas – The Ewings are Back In Business: Season 1 DVD for the New 2012 Show!

'Dallas' season one dvd to be released on 12 January 2013. The landmark TV drama continues with a whole new generation, as JR’s (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen’s (Linda Gray) son, John Ross (Josh Henderson), locks horns with Bobby’s (Patrick Duffy) adopted son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe)…proving that in Texas, oil is still thicker than blood. Both families want control of the coveted Southfork family estate. With JR’s cunning guidance, John Ross is determined to drill it, while Christopher – backed by Bobby – searches for alternative fuels, and plans to donate Southfork to a conservatory. It’s a battle without limits, whether it means stealing another man’s money, loyalty, girlfriend or wife…leaving just one question: Whose side are you on?

TNT’s 2012 dramatic re-launch/continuation of the Ewing family’s story comes to DVD on January 8th with Dallas – The Complete 1st Season. Yes, this starts the season-set count all over again from the beginning with a new show, and new cast members…but the same ol’ J.R. and Bobby! Sue Ellen is back, too, but Bobby’s got a new lady he’s looking toward: Ann, played by Jesse Metcalfe’s former Desperate Housewives cast-mate, Brenda Strong.

Other familiar faces in the new show include regular cast members like Jordana Brewster (The Fast and the Furious film franchise, As The World Turns) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy). Plus recurring guests in the form of veteran Dallas cast members Charlene Tilton (“Lucy Ewing”), Steve Kanaly (“Ray Krebbs”), and Ken Kercheval (“Cliff Barnes”)!

The 3-DVD set with the first 10 episodes will cost $39.98 SRP, and includes a nice list of extras outlined immediately below. Amazon isn’t taking pre-orders just yet, but they do have a listing for the title which you can find at the button link further down; just check back with that link to see when the purchasing goes “live” (it should be fairly soon!). Under that is the package art – front and rear – for this title:

  • Southfork Legacy: Making Dallas Season 1 – Cast and creators discuss bringing the new Dallas back to TV.
  • Oil and Water: A Family Tradition – The drama continues with the new cast joining the original cast to discuss enduring appeal of the Ewings.
  • Back in Production – Go behind the scenes of the first day on set with the two JRs: Josh Henderson and Larry Hagman.
  • Dressing Dallas – Costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin reveals the new wardrobe for Dallas.
  • Who Shot JR? – Larry Hagman and other cast members reminisce about one of the most memorable storylines from the original Dallas.
  • Ewing Family Love Oak – Brenda Strong takes us behind the scenes to learn about the Love Oak and what it means to the new Dallas.
  • Pilot Commentary – Audio Commentary with Executive Producer & Writer Cynthia Cidre and Executive Producer & Director Michael Robin.
  • Deleted Scenes

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You can pre-order your copy through Amazon by clicking on the dvd cover above.

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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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