September 9th, 2010
01:19 PM ET
Remember when we lamented that there weren’t many fresh ideas in the lineup of new shows for the fall? Well, it looks like that trend is going to continue.
According to a release from TNT and TBS (which, like CNN, are owned by Time Warner), Cynthia Cidre, the creator and executive producer of the 2007 TV series “Cane,” has created an updated spin on the addictive, long-running series "Dallas" for TNT.
The reboot puts the focus on the descendants of JR and Bobby Ewing, who are butting heads over “the future of the Ewing dynasty” after all these years. According to the release, this familial battle goes down while “the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance.”
TNT is also working on a pilot written by "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" scribe Allan Loeb based on "The Rabbit Factory" by Marshall Karp. The drama trails a widowed detective and his newly-wed partner as they get into some "occasional hijinks." The network is also hammering out a pilot for a show called "Perception," the brainchild of "Star Trek: Voyager" producers that follows an eccentric neuroscientist with "an odd and imaginative" outlook on life that helps him crack some of the federal government's tough cases.
TBS, meanwhile, is focusing on a pilot for "Brain Trust," a show about yet another detective, but one who has found himself on hard times, personally and professionally, after he accidentally brought his partner's career to an end. Things start to look up for the detective when he lucks upon a trio of "hyper-smart geniuses from a private think tank" who help him with a murder case.
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