Correction Appended: May 21, 2012
The Cure for Reruns
Debuts aren't just for fall
Who revived J.R.? We've seen TV remakes (Charlie's Angels) and reimaginings (Battlestar Galactica), but this is more like a restoration of the classic oil-family soap. Many of the same actors and characters return--including J.R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray)--but the new Dallas also introduces a younger generation of lusty, conniving Ewings and their companions, looking to build their own fortunes on Southfork. Their challenge is the same as the series': to strike black gold twice in the same...