"Dallas" Premieres at Winspear Opera House

"Dallas" is back in Dallas

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    The iconic 1980s show is back on TV with familiar faces and new blood.

    Dust off the memories -- the iconic 1980s TV show "Dallas" is back.

    Chances are, you've heard the theme song, and you've also probably heard the question, "Who shot JR?"

    Members of the original series join some new blood for the new "Dallas," which debuts June 13 on TNT.

    "God, I hope they can drag me skipping, screaming and hollering through another 13 years," said Larry Hagman, at the premiere of the show at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Thursday.

    Hagman played J.R. Ewing in the original series, the man everyone loved to hate.

    A gray-haired Patrick Duffy was also on the red carpet. Duffy told reporters he's glad the show is back shooting in North Texas.

    "This is coming home," he said. "This is actually what we want to do for the city of Dallas since they did so much for us in the pilot and the series. It's only natural that we should premiere it here."

    Linda Gray talked about her days shooting the original show and how things have changed since "Dallas" went off the air in the early '90s.

    "The architecture has changed in the last 20 years. I had to get a GPS because I got lost," she joked.

    The newer faces include Josh Henderson, who was born in Dallas and attended high school in Oklahoma, and Jesse Metcalfe. Metcalfe said it was a honor working with the original cast members.

    "Larry is incredible," he said. "His energy is contagious on set, and the relationship with Larry, Linda and Patrick has really trickled down to us all."

    Cast members hinted that the new "Dallas" has a lot of the drama of the old show.

    "Lots of backstabbing, lots of love affairs, and it's just as good as the old one," said Jordana Brewster, who plays the love interest of two characters on the show.