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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.


‘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.


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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According to Cynthia Cidre the Executive Producer of DALLAS there were some things left on the cutting room floor of the finale, including another scene with Harris. Here’s what Cidre had to say as well as a hint as to what is going to happen regarding this storyline, specifically, the daughter Ann (Brenda Strong) has is indeed Harris’. This hopefully will provide more for Mitch next season.

TV Guide Magazine: There was a scene shot for the finale with Ann’s ex-husband, Harris Ryland, phoning their daughter, who was kidnapped as a baby, to tell her it was time she met her mother. But you cut that scene out. Why?
Cidre: First of all, it didn’t have a strong enough build-up for what a [powerful] reveal it was, so it felt kind of lame. But way more importantly, I want to reveal that in Season 2. Why give it up at the end of Season 1? So we’ll be going there big time when we return.

TV Guide Magazine: So this girl will be a major character next year and could possibly be a love interest for the boys?
Cidre: Yes. Her name is Emma. And we’re hoping she’s a blonde because for some reason, a lot of people have been confused by [brunettes] Elena and Rebecca.


The daughter’s name is Emma. I would have loved to have seen my girl Tamara Braun play this part, but she just got a long-term gig on the show NECESSARY ROUGHNESS where she’s scheduled to play the little sister of the lead character. Damn, there goes my dream of ever having Mitch and Tamara work together. And Tamara’s a blonde too.

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I’m bummed. I really hoped Harris was going to get some from his ex. I sometimes hate previews since they don’t usually manifest what the mind conjures. I really was hoping we’d get to see Mitch in a solid love scene replete with desk clearing and skin baring. The man is a veritable god and those clothes need to be off that bod. Here’s hoping with Ann (Brenda Strong) not buying him, that Rebecca Ewing (Julie Gonzalo) and Harris hook up to get those Ewings. Heck, throw in John Ross (Josh Henderson), he seems to be ripe for revenge on Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and Elena (Jordana Brewster). Also I’d love it if Harris claimed the twins Rebecca is now carrying. Yep, that would make me happy. I’m Team Harris, Team Rebecca and Team John Ross all the way. Here’s to Team Revenge. And what’s with all the smacking of our guy. This time blood was drawn. Enough is enough already. Leave that finery alone.

I’m working on a new layout. I’m hoping to get it up before the month is out. Wish me luck.

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Looks like Harris is continuing his nasty, nasty ways. In the promo looks like Ann (Brenda Strong) is having to strip down or at least have sex with Harris. Anything to get that man’s clothes off please! Yeah, I’m shallow.


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My apologies for not having this up last night. My mother is in the hospital and I’ve been going there to stay with her during her time after surgery.

So, do we like Harris yet? I know I did from the start. Damn that Bobby (Patrick Duffy) for smacking our guy. I really would love to see Harris get in a good one. What a guy for giving Bobby the envelope on Ann (Brenda Strong). Brenda Strong has said we’ll find out what Ann’s secret is in season two. I can hardly wait. We know there was a child involved so I’m hoping we get to see a daughter enter the scene belonging to Ann and Harris. I know who I’d like to see cast. I personally think a good fit would be Emmy Award Winning actress Tamara Braun. She would really look a lot like Mitch and well, I said so.


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