TNT is helping Larry Hagman buy a new pool. Contrary to popular belief, Hagman is alive and well and donning a ten gallon hat again to reprise the role of JR Ewing for the pilot episode of the cable channel's "Dallas" remake. He and a few other alums will be joining the previously cast attractive people Josh Henderson and Jordana Brewster.

Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray will also appear as the parents of the new cast. Thanks to "Party Down," I already knew that Patrick "Duffles" Duffy was still alive and kicking but had no idea that Linda Gray ever existed. So, congratulations Ms. Gray.

This is kind of like discovering Jennie Garth and Shannon Doherty still hang around West Beverly High. I'd expect that from Ian Ziering. But you, Jennie? (NY Times)