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Cable Network Looking to Remake ‘Dallas’: The Tough Business of Getting TV Remakes Accepted by the Audience

Apr 6, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The networks are currently working of three high profile TV remakes, and even under the best of circumstances remaking TV classics can be a risky move, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Right now, according to the article,  three pilots of remakes are gaining buzz: NBC’s "Rockford Files," CBS’ "Hawaii Five-O" and The CW’s "Nikita."

Trying to reinvent a beloved classic can be "a dangerous prospect," Kenneth Johnson, the creator of the original series "Bionic Woman" and "V", tells the newspaper. "People remember the original projects often with such clarity and fondness for the elements that make them so iconic and successful, it’s very difficult to recapture that lightning in a bottle," he says.

Furthermore, according to the article, "TNT is still quietly developing a "Dallas" revival that could bring back J.R. Ewing and some of the 1978-91 CBS hit’s stars."

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