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Old 12-01-2012, 17:14
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Dallas is heading back to our screens this year, fingers crossed the first series is a success and more will follow. The new show has had a lot of coverage in newspapers and magazines and now Charlene Tilton is also on Dancing on Ice so that guarantees a few interviews and Dallas mentions, although Charlene only cameos in the new series.

Great to hear that we also get to see Cliff Barnes and Ray make cameos too alongside returning regulars Bobby, JR and Sue-Ellen. Personally I would love to see Priscilla Presely and Susan Howard return as Jenna and Donna too.

Do you think Dallas 2012 will bring back the iconic 3 way split opening titles? Surely this is a must? I know they are keeping the theme tune we know and love, no doubt just with a slightly new arrangement.

There was also talk of a Dynasty coming back, possibly as a prequel but it has gone very quiet on this, anyone heard any news?
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Old 12-01-2012, 17:27
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I love watching Dallas - particularly the way the women's clothes get so ridiculous in the mid-1980s. Looking forward to the return. Haven't heard anything of a Dynasty prequel. Would love to see more from Falcon Crest, my favourite American '80s soap, with its glorious slick wit!
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Old 12-01-2012, 17:32
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I cannot wait for Dallas to return. The quintessential glossy US soap opera. Watching the repeats on CBS Drama makes me wonder if lighting could indeed strike twice. JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby were by far the best characters so it was a shrewd move to get all 3 back while they introduce us to the new cast.
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Old 12-01-2012, 17:41
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I ownder if they are waiting ot see how well Dallas rates before looking a tthe Dynasty project. It was announced about a year ago I believe that the Shapiros were scripting a prequal and Joan Collins gave a couple of interviews last year hinting that she was to be involved and that conversations had taken place. They could do a continuation of the series. Obvioulsy John Forsythe is no longer with us, so what has become of his legacy, who is heading Denver Carrington now? Bring back Stephanie Beecham and Joan Collins, maybe throw in a Kate O'Mara too and lets have a bitch fest!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 17:48
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Do you think Dallas 2012 will bring back the iconic 3 way split opening titles? Surely this is a must? I know they are keeping the theme tune we know and love, no doubt just with a slightly new arrangement.

anyone heard any news?
The Iconic 3 way split opening titles are returning but with a mordern tweak and the theme tune is also returning.

A Sneak preview of the 2012 theme tune can be heard in the promo which you can find on YouTube.
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Old 12-01-2012, 17:50
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Oh dear - blush blush - I'd quite like to know what happened to the Colby family!
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Old 12-01-2012, 18:08
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Who can forget Fallons little trip into outer space!
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Old 12-01-2012, 18:39
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I can't wait for Dallas to return. I was a bit dubious about it at first but having seen the sneak previews online it looks really good. Revenge has been doing really well in the US ratings and it is set in the world of mansions, multibillionaires and mega bitches so hopefully we will see a resurgence of the power soaps like those of the 80's. There are a few pilots for some that sound really good like a remake of Valley of the Dolls which will be set in the 60's and a new soap based on the 80's miniseries Scruples that crops up on CBS Drama now and again. GCB is starting in the US next month too and it looks quite soapy.

There was talk of a Dynasty prequel movie that Joan Collins was supposed to be invloved with but there's been no talk of it since it was announced. In fairness it sounded really awful so it's probably not a bad thing. I'd love if they did a continuation of Dynasty like what they're doing with Dallas. Blake could have passed away and the family reunite to fight it out over his will. Sammy Jo and Fallon could be the new Alexis and Krystle with Jeff as the family patriarch and their offspring as the younger generation.
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Old 12-01-2012, 19:51
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I'd love a Dynasty reunion. I'm hoping that if the Dallas 2012 show is as successful as everyone expects then they won't be able to resist bringing Dynasty back too. There are loads of questions to be answered which the 1991 reunion didn't cover.
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Old 13-01-2012, 02:51
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I'd love a Dynasty reunion. I'm hoping that if the Dallas 2012 show is as successful as everyone expects then they won't be able to resist bringing Dynasty back too. There are loads of questions to be answered which the 1991 reunion didn't cover.
The 1991 reunion was such a load of old sh*t. I know they were on a budget but that hotel lobby that they tried to pass off as the original mansion "with a bit of work done" was the pits. Also Stevens plastic surgery storyline was completely forgotten about when they brought back Steven #1 with his original face, Adam had a completely different head and there wasn't as much of a mention of Sable, Amanda or Dominique. I could go on and on but I won't. When I think of Dynasty, in my mind it ended when Alexis and Dex fell over the balcony and Blake was shot.
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