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'Desperate Housewives' Alum Cast On TNT's 'Dallas'

Brenda Strong Relocates from Wisteria Lane to ‘Dallas’

Brenda Strong is the latest star to be cast on TNT’s reboot of Dallas. She will play Ann Ewing, the third (and newest) wife of Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) reports TVLine.com.

Strong currently stars on ABC’s Desperate Housewives as Mary Alice Young, a friend of the ladies of Wisteria Lane who committed suicide at the beginning of the series. Strong’s voice narrates the series, though she occasionally appears in flashbacks.

 

During the run of the original Dallas, only two women had the chance to make Bobby an honest man. Bobby married Pamela Barnes (Victoria Principal), only to later divorce her (thanks to his brother J.R. and Pam’s sister Katherine). The two would later remarry a few years later, only to be divorced again when Pam was critically injured in an accident. Refusing to let Bobby and her son see her now “disfigured” face, Pam left Southfork never to return (Principal exited the series in 1988). Bobby later married April Stevens (Sheree J. Wilson), who was killed by a terrorist on their honeymoon in 1991.

Brenda joins former Housewives cast members Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, cast in February as series leads. Metcalfe will play Bobby and Pam’s son Chris; Henderson will play John Ross, son of J.R. and Sue Ellen. Jordana Brewster plays Elena, the girl at the center of a tangled love triangle with Chris and John Ross. Original cast members Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman will reprise their roles.