At this point, we don’t even care if this summer’s reincarnation of “Dallas” on TNT is any good. The ad campaign revealed Wednesday by the Atlanta-based drama network is hilarious. Somehow, they convinced Larry Hagman (who is now 80!), Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, the veteran actors from the original long-running CBS nighttime sudser to hit the showers with their nubile next generation cast members, including former “Desperate Housewives” actors Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe (who play squabbling Ewing cousins, natch) and “Fast and Furious” thespian Jordana Brewster.
Of course, the ad campaign is a loving homage to the original series’ shark-jumping moment when Duffy’s character Bobby Ewing came back from the dead and materialized in wife Pam’s shower in the season eight cliffhanger, revealing the entire season to be a dream.
TNT reps tell us new and old fans can set their DVRs Wednesday, June 13 at 9 p.m. when the new “Dallas” premieres on TNT.