TNT’s “Dallas” reboot SLASH sequel is getting better and better as each day goes by. First the network negotiated Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray all to reprise their star-making roles. Then the show signed the beautiful Jordana Brewster as the first cast member of the new generation. Now, perpetual bad boy and super hottie Josh Henderson has been added to the mix.
Henderson will play John Ross Ewing, the son of J.R. Ewing, the notorious villain of the original CBS series. John Ross will be involved in a love triangle with his cousin (Bobby Ewing’s son) and the ranch’s beautiful daughter, played by Jordana Brewster. He will also clash with his cousin, as the two fight over the future of Ewing Oil and Southfork Ranch.
The producers did an excellent job of casting this role. Not only is Josh hot, but he has that certain swarmy bad boy appeal that works for the character. Too bad he looks nothing like Larry Hagman, I guess he got all his good looks from his momma, played by Linda Gray. If Josh looks familiar to you, keep reading and you’ll know why.
I first lusted after Josh Henderson on the second season of “Popstars“. He ended up making it to the end and formed Scene 23, which disbanded after their debut album tanked. Shortly after, he appeared as Ashlee Simpson’s real-life boyfriend on her MTV reality show. She even dumped him on camera. Ouch. Most people probably know him as Nicolette Sheridan’s bad boy nephew on “Desperate Housewives“. He then reappeared as Annie, Naomi and Dixon’s long-lost (and fake) brother on “90210“.
Not only does Henderson play a ladies man on screen, he’s also plays one in real life. He’s been romantically linked to some of Hollywood’s most notable bachelorettes including Paris Hilton, Lauren Conrad, Kaley Cuoco and the aforementioned Ashlee Simpson.
He may never live up to the iconic role of his television father, but if he shows up shirtless at least once in every episode, I’ll call it a draw. I can’t wait to see who else joins the cast. In order for this love triangle to work, the other guy has to be earth-shattering sexy as well. So far on paper, this reboot is looking like it’s going to be a hit, in a cheesy guilty pleasure sort of way.