Long before the Sopranos became television's most talked about family, another clan had shamelessly marked its territory. Those folks were the Ewings of Southfork Ranch, and they lived on the legendary prime-time soap opera "Dallas."
The good news is the Ewings are planning to put out the welcome mat for a return visit to their fans. In September, TheWrap.com reported that cable network TNT had greenlighted a remake of the iconic series. And this week, London's Daily Mail fueled even greater anticipation when it reported that "plans are afoot" to have Larry Hagman, now 79, reprise his role as conniving patriarch JR Ewing.
The Mail also wrote that producers of the remake reportedly approached 61-year-old Patrick Duffy – JR's younger brother Bobby – and 70-year-old Linda Gray – JR's wife – to play their original roles. The story also dropped names, saying that Kiefer Sutherland – who recently finished up the final season of "24" – as well as Jennifer Love Hewitt and Josh Holloway could be possible cast members.