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TNT's 'Dallas': Great start

Ewings plus: Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Ann (Brenda Strong),

Ewings plus: Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Ann (Brenda Strong), Rebecca Sutter (Julie Gonzalo), Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe), John Ross (Josh Henderson), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster) and JR (Larry Hagman). Credit: TNT/Mark Seliger

TNT's remake of "Dallas" just got some reasonably good news - highest rated new scripted drama of the season. Last night's launch was seen by nearly 7 million viewers - 6.9 million to be exact. And that's over two hours. Certainly some of this has to be laid off to a curiosity factor - or the "Hey Mabel Come and Look - JR's back on TV!!!" effect. But the launch did well among younger viewers too, so that has to be encouraging for TNT and the crew from South Fork.

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