In May, the network said that the remake of the popular TV show was still under consideration after the series was left out of TNT's official fall schedule. Today, the network confirmed that Dallas has been given a series order.
"TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of Dallas for several years, but it wasn't until we read Cynthia Cidre's outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series," said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.
The original Dallas aired from 1978 to 1991. It followed the power struggles of the Ewings, a wealthy Texas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries.
TNT will provide a preview of the new Dallas pilot this Monday during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. Meanwhile, the series itself is expected to debut in the summer of 2012.
Dallas stars Brenda Strong, Jesse Metcalfe, Julie Gonzalo, Josh Henderson and Jordana Brewster. Original Dallas actors Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman will be featured as well.
Strong recently insisted that the new Dallas is not simply a remake of its predecessor, stating that the project is instead a "continuation" of the CBS soap opera.