Larry Hagman, star of the original “Dallas,” told TV Guide that he is willing to join a TNT remake of the show.
“I haven’t signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally,” says 79-year-old Hagman to TV Guide. “I just told them I’d do it and my word’s good!”
TNT has given the green light to a pilot of a “Dallas” remake. The original CBS show, which aired from 1978 to 1991, remains one of the most beloved prime-time soap operas in television history.
TV Guide says the pilot script has Hagman’s oil tycoon character J.R. Ewing in a mental asylum.
The Atlanta-based network is best known for its dramas focused on crime such as “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” It doesn’t have a “soapy” drama in its current line up.
Hagman visited Atlanta last September for an “I Dream of Jeannie” reunion at DragonCon. He also recently guest starred on ABC’s soap-driven “Desperate Housewives.”
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog