‘Dallas’ Debuts! Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe’s Sexiest Shirtless Moments (PHOTOS)
Hottie — er — TV Tune-in alert!
The buzz-worthy reboot of Dallas premieres on TNT Wednesday night, and though plenty of viewers are tuning in for the series drama, it’s a safe bet some might be watching purely for the eye candy.
The original iconic series of the same name ran from 1978 to 1991 and the show picks up with the next generation of the Ewings, a wealthy Texas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries. Leading the pack is former Desperate Housewives’ actors Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, who play dueling cousins Christopher Ewing and John Ross Ewing III, respectively.
Though it’s a brand-new take on the primetime soap opera, there’s still some familiar faces returning for fans of the popular original series.
Larry Hagman will reprise his role of cutthroat oil tycoon and family patriarch J.R. Ewing, and Patrick Duffy returns as J.R.’s brother Bobby. Will the sibling rivalry continue for their characters on the reboot? Oh you bet it does!
The new Dallas generation will pick up with their respective daddies left off, with J.R.’s son John Ross (Henderson) battling it out with Bobby’s son (Metcalfe).
The creators of the TNT show didn’t have to look far in terms of casting, as four different actors who star in Dallas, were featured at one point or another during Desperate Housewives’ eight season run. Southfork meets Wisteria Lane!
Most memorably, Metcalfe played John Rowland, a teenage gardner who had an scandalous affair with Eva Longoria’s character, Gaby. He also returned during the sixth season where they shortly rekindled their romance, before Gaby reunited with husband Carlos.
Like Metcalfe, Henderson starred as Austin McCann in the show’s third season. Not only was he the nephew of the neighbor’s troublemaker Edie Britt (Nicolette Sheridan) but he managed to date the daughter of Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), and impregnate Bree’s (Marcia Cross) teenage daughter.
Brenda Strong, who played the show’s deceased narrator Mary Alice Young, also stars as Bobby Ewing’s new wife, and Hagman (J.R. Ewing) guest-starred in a multi-episode arc starred as the boyfriend of Lynette Scavo’s (Felicity Huffman) mother.
The 2-hour season premiere airs Wednesday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PST. See the trailer below:
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